Meditation and yoga teacher, writer, mentor & recovery warrior.
Curious, flawed & beautifully messy human being.
Hey there! I'm Deborah
I’m known for my infectious passion for exploring the beautiful mess of being human, and how meditation & yoga - through insight, connection and deep, deep listening – can helps us to navigate this wild ride and rediscover who we were always meant to be.
As well as teaching classes for 17 years, I’ve been curating and leading trainings, workshops and retreats for over 10 years, and feel passionately about creating experiences that can change people’s lives — be it in the classroom, on retreat or in the workplace – I help people reconnect to their sense of meaning, wellness, and community.
My style is friendly and down to earth, accessible to people from all walks of life, and always with a sense of lightness and humour (diving deep and finding joy are not mutually exclusive!)
As well as training as a Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR with Bangor University) I studied with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield - going on to work for them as a Mindfulness Mentor at Cloud Sangha.
I attend regular silent retreats to deepen my own practice.
With a keen interest in working with trauma and addiction, I've also studied with Ralf Marzen, Dr Gabor Mate and Richard Schwartz to better understand how yoga and meditation can support this.
I'm a certified Somatics Movement and Senior Yoga Teacher/Trainer in multi-disciplines (Hatha, Flow, Yin, Nidra and Restorative). I like to weave these practices together to help calm the nervous system - healing stress, addiction and early trauma – to bring greater balance and sense of calm our body and mind. I believe only then, can we see clearly and show up fully.
I also love to write, and have featured in publications such as OM Magazine, Amrita Magazine and Yoga Magazine, as well as being the resident Wellbeing columnist for Circus Magazine.
Drawing on over 22yrs of practice and 17yrs of teaching, I’m on a personal mission to share the benefits of delving into these practices in community. By offering these experiences, the space for healing connection opens up to empower others - not to change themselves, but to be fully seen in all their glory. I believe when we change the way we see ourselves and each other, we can affect some sort of change or perspective that makes our world better
Whether attending one of my classes, retreats, workshops or teacher trainings - UK or international - expect an invitation to go deeper into yourself and find more joy.
Hope to see you soon !