I studied psychology and worked in mainstream and special education for over twenty years before changing to focus solely on teaching yoga classes and one-to-one work. After trying different yoga classes, I found Gill Lloyd in 1993 and quickly became a firm adherent to this tradition, with a special interest in the use of sound and mantra. I studied Vedic chanting first with Gill and then with Radha Sundararajan and have recently run an international TSYP Vedic Chanting Teacher Training course with Radha and Gill. I consider myself fortunate to have met and studied with TKV Desikachar at the KYM in 2009 and have been back many times for continuing professional development. I also teach workshops and assist my partner Andy Curtis-Payne in yoga.