I first encountered meditation and yoga in Germany, in 1982. Rooted
in the Iyengar method of Yoga, I draw on a variety of other styles and
methods of bodywork, including Pilates, Feldenkrais, and dance. My
classes are characterised by a warm and open atmosphere and a spirit of
inquiry. For 5 years I lived and worked in a residential Buddhist
retreat centre for women in Shropshire, before moving to Glasgow in
1991. In 1992 I became a member of the Western Buddhist Order (when I
received my Buddhist name) and have been teaching meditation and yoga
since, in ongoing classes and on retreats, both in Scotland and
internationally. I have also been mentoring many individuals in their
personal and spiritual development. Since 2003 I have been offering MBCT
(mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) based courses and in 2005
completed a training course run by the Centre for Mindfulness in Bangor.
My first degree is in music and movement and I recently was awarded
a practice- based PhD in Creative Arts at Dartington College, Devon.
The title of my thesis was Gestures towards Emptiness - an exploration
of ritual with reference to Buddhist tradition and innovation.
In 2001 I was artist in residence at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre,
as part of Scotland Year of the Artist. I exhibit and teach arts, often
combining different disciplines.
I am one of the founder members of the bodhi eco project, a
charitable organisation that was set up in 2000 to promote the idea of
creating a village community based on the practice of ecology, ethical
living, education and the arts.