"I'm not a teacher, only a fellow traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you...." George Bernard Shaw
Me I never understood why my mother named me Corrina Ananda until I found yoga. Ananda is Sanskrit for bliss... I left London when I was 2 years old. I lived in Trinidad, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Barbados. My parents, siblings and I travelled the world for 2 months of every summer; Asia, Africa, America, Australasia..... we filled passports rapidly. At 18, I moved back to London, and have been here ever since. I enjoy meeting and connecting with people from all walks of life, cultures, religions. I am a mother of two boys (now young men), born at home, raised on yoga, vegan food and LOVE. I discovered yoga in the year 2000, it took root and continues to grow, informing my Self, my life and my relationships.
My Practice Having completed the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A sequences I am unravelling Advanced B. I received level II authorisation to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method by Sharath Jois in Mysore India, and I am dedicated to sharing the Ashtanga Yoga practice in the tradition of the Jois family. I love movement and optimal living; I am intrigued by the connections between the physical, psychological and emotional body, and how to affect the organism as a whole. I am excited by the current explosion within physical culture, the mixing of ideas between gymnastics, yoga and functional movement. It's inspiring seeing people move their bodies and there is always so much to learn in the crossover of ideas shared. I enjoy experimenting with movement yet I am traditional in my yoga practice. Occasionally there may be crossovers, but I walk the line mindfully. For a yoga practice to be illuminating and transformative, it requires discipline and a strong container that allows us to see ourselves as we knock up against it. The Ashtanga Yoga asana system offers both this and a quiet connection to the sacred and divine. I hold a Masters degree in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS, London and a Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling Certificate from Regents University, London. I am grateful to all the teachers who lit the path for me, I am forever a student and it is an honour for me to share this deeply transformative practice with you.