Gemini 🌞 Pisces 🌙 Virgo ✨
The connection between magic and movement began in my youth, as dance became a powerful outlet for me to express pent up emotions. I was born six weeks premature and spent my first six months in an incubator, while my mother, who had a really difficult pregnancy, was recovering in a different hospital and we actually didn’t meet till several months later. Being an only child gave me much time to be on my own and in my imagination. My mum natural very protective and loving, had high expectations of me and appearances are very important to her, which didn’t resonate for me at all. As I always felt masculine inside 'being a Gemini sun' despite my feminine appearance of 'Virgo rising'.
I was diagnosed with dyslexia around the same time as my parents split up their was a lot of focus around my learning difficulties and I attended many different schools, Nowadays I see it as one of my 'superpowers' that forced me to process things differently though creative outlets.
Art, dancing, and drumming helped me to express my frustrations. Feeling different, I naturally found my place in the alternative music scene in my adolescence, and had a clear call to the dark aesthetic and lifestyle that helped me channel my emotions.
Suffering a knee injury in my late teens made me think that pursuing a career in movement was out of the question, and instead, I turned to art. I studied art, art history and design in college but decided to focus on music instead, which was a big passion. With a bachelor in music business and management, I went on to work at venues and organise many concerts, events and festivals up until resent years.
In my early twenties, I discovered sensual movement, reconnected with my love for dancing and for the first time I felt connected to my feminine side. I started teaching in 2001 and am now known as a first generation pole dance instructor. I co-founded London Dance Academy, one of the first alternative movement school, which I built from the ground up and served as CEO. As the academy grew, I taught thousands of individuals. Managing a thriving school of students, over fifty staff and overseeing a hundred weekly classes. I worked with brands like Stella McCartney, Adidas, Nike and Samsung and made several TV appearances. Eventually I was running the business more than doing the thing I loved in the first place - teaching. On top of that I also performed regularly and led a fast-paced lifestyle. Work consumed me and I didn't “have time” to do any sort of self-care.
Though work was thriving I was finding myself in a toxic receptive cycle, which I battled with for many years. In 2014 I decided I needed to break away from a downward spiral. So I packed my bags, and left a note explaining to my ex partner I couldn’t live this way any more and upper and left. It was a move I needed to do for me and for him also.
The next few years there was a lot of change, but I was free and happier in the chaos of my decision. It was around this time I also met my now husband Xavier. On the news that I was pregnant with my darling daughter Sophia I felt need for stability in 2017 I moved to France, the homeland of my husband. When my daughter was a baby I really struggled with burnout and exhaustion as she was a light sleeper - which meant that I did not sleep either, and yet I was still managing my company from a distance.
At this point work was very straining. After much thought I realised that I needed to embrace this new life I had chosen and I made the hard decision to leave LDA in early 2018. But I didn’t just leave the school I created, in the process I also lost my best friend who had been my business partner. This all had a profound effect on me as I found myself as a new mum in a new country and not really sure who I was anymore.
This was a turning point is when I had what you call an awakening or the dark night of the soul…
Started practicing Yoga Nidra, that saved me from being a complete mum zombie. I turned to the lunar cycle - our natural feminine energy rhythm. I discovered that by respecting these simple lunar high and low energy flows, I could restore my energy. I decided to become a moonolger and a Yoga Nidra instructor and on studying these subjects I fell down a spiritual rabbit hole. I explored energy work, the chakras, the elements, and delved deep into medical astrology. That same year my father became seriously ill with throat cancer, so together with my husband and daughter, I moved back to England to look after him and heal our relationship, which we did. He passed on in September 2019. We left London and moved back to France, and I was ready to start a new life with my little family. Just a few months later, covid struck. I used the isolation of the pandemic to update my skills, be with my daughter and start to write the Universal Movement methodology.
At this time I could clearly see that what I had learned was so needed for women in todays society. My aim is to give women a fresh perspective on their energy levels and self care needs, to shine their light in the darkness and reach their highest potential. It’s time to embrace our uniqueness and cyclical living, to move with intention with ancient practices in modern times.
- Sensual dance instructor with over 20 years teaching experience. Ex-founder of London Dance Academy and CEO of the school for 14 years
- Meditation Practitioner
- Restorative moon-to-moon yoga 70 hours
- Yoga Nidra 100 hours (with Ally Boothroyd)
- Certified Pilates instructor
- Certified facilitator of Chakra Dance®
- 200hr Kaivalya yoga method
- Embodiment and circle facilitator
Holistic, Lunar & Astrology
- Certified Moonologyer (with Yasmin Boland)
- Alchemical Astrologer & charkas (with Alanana Kaivalya, Ph.D)
- Abundance and manifestation life coach
- Medical Astrology level 1 & 2 (with Astrology of health)
- Women's Holistic Health Coach
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