I am a mother and grandmother, living and working from my home in beautiful South Devon, UK. My ancestry is mixed, Irish and Mauritian, and I travelled the world extensively before settling with my family in Dartington. I continue to enjoy the diversity of nature, to sing (I lead a small community choir) and to write when inspiration strikes me.
I am a registered biodynamic craniosacral therapist and a chartered and state registered physiotherapist with 30 years of experience in healthcare education and practice.
My career began at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where I lived and worked for 4 years alongside medical and nursing staff, gaining experience on the wards of many London teaching hospitals and having access to the fascinating contents of the medical school library and anatomy labs. These experiences inspired in me a lifelong fascination with the mysteries of the human body and its workings. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 1992 and continued to work in various medical, surgical and community NHS settings until 1995, when my growing family prompted a move to Devon.
A growing interest in holistic medicine and frustration with the limitations and invasiveness of the western medical model led me eventually to the professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Karuna Institute, where I had the good fortune to study with Franklyn Sills and Katherine Ukleja, both world leaders in our field. The Karuna Institute is an internationally renowned training and retreat centre situated in beautiful Dartmoor.
My work as a teacher has evolved in tandem with my therapeutic work, resulting in a teaching style that is clear, accessible and grounded in clinical practice. I returned to the Karuna Institute in 2012 as an assistant tutor, and gained a great deal from working with the students and tutors there. I continued as a teacher of biodynamics under the guidance of Franklyn Sills and many other skilled tutors, and progressed to Senior tutor in 2017.
At this time I began to teach at post-graduate level, maintaining a full schedule of workshops in the UK and overseas alongside the foundation trainings at Karuna. I progressed further into co-ordinating and leading the professional training at Karuna, culminating in the graduation of our final cohort of new practitioners in June 2020.