I am an explorer. I can’t believe it took me until I was 50 to find the ultimate tool: my breath, to discover the riches of my inspiration!
I discovered breathwork in the form of re-birthing in the late 1990’s (in an intensive 6 month Self Mastery Programme in Brussels). It was rather chaotic and I would fly back home every two weeks to recover from an aching body, with few vocal chords left functioning!
In 2010 in was a very different story at my first Transformational Breath workshop. I knew I had found my calling even before we got to the ‘and now it’s time to open your eyes’ bit at the end. I decided to train and dedicated the next two years to learning and experiencing all that I could. I emerged a fully trained facilitator to, with a new life passion and vocation.
I love exploring the link between the elements of breath/ movement/ touch/ fascia/ heat/ for releasing trauma (the heat element inspired by running workshops in India!).
‘Many people laugh at the concept of being taught to breathe! And yet almost every person that has had a breath pattern analysis with Inspirational Breathing, has found that their breath can be improved, sometimes dramatically.’
In 2012 I founded Yogagroov which was born out of my passion for yoga and dance. It is a perfect precursor to a breathing session.
In 2013 I founded Inspirational Breathing to incorporate my new findings and ways of working and be able to teach them.
I am so happy to be offering training now. It is what really floats my boat! We launched our first Graduate Breathing Programme in 2014, finishing in May 2015.
I spent 18 years working in corporate training and coaching, culminating in delivering leadership programmes in many countries and sectors of the marketplace. Perfect groundwork for now.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. This experience has deepened the respect that I have for the healing power of my breath! It was truly phenomenal and a constant source of relief for me.
I captured the experience of chemotherapy as I went along in the blog chemotherapyblog.uk
I have an audacious vision, that of sharing Inspirational Breathing with as many people as possible hence the ‘teaching to fish’, rather than just ‘feeding’. This has resulted in my focus for creating an effective and innovative training programme. Apart from my three beautiful children, here I have found my purpose and passion in life! To enable the world to find healing.
‘I had breath apnea at night. At least twice a week I would wake up in the night, gasping for breath, having stopped breathing for goodness knows how long. It was a very unpleasant experience and one that I had no control over. About 6 months into my breathing training I realised to my relief that it had stopped happening.
When I was 7 I was abused by our window cleaner. It was a trauma that, at the time, I consciously buried so deep it was forgotten for years. However, at a cellular level the trauma memory was still there. It was released in time with the help of practitioners gently guiding me over a series of breathing sessions. It feels a relief to be free of that now. I tried resolving it in my mind, talking to councillors and therapists, but it had to be addressed and let go of at a physical cellular level.’