Hannah is a newly qualified yoga teacher living and working in her hometown of Belfast. Having completed Jivani's Level One Teacher Training Course (200 hour YA) in March 2016, she is thrilled to be starting out on this journey of sharing her love of yoga with others.
Hannah completed a BA Honours Degree in Comparative American Studies at the University of Liverpool and McGill University, Montreal. Upon returning to Belfast, she began working as co-ordinator of a children's creative writing centre and, together with a small group of friends, co-founded Freckle Magazine, a print publication celebrating the positive to be found in Northern Ireland. Her work is an outlet for her passion for active listening and encouraging the imagination of people of all ages, and being part of a creative and conscious community.
In January 2014, Hannah became a student of Abhyasa Yoga Studio and unexpectedly found a home there. Class became her sanctuary; a place to quietly explore moving body in time with breath. It was this simple joy of connecting with herself that inspired her to become a yoga teacher.
As a teacher, Hannah seeks to create a space in which students feel fully supported in who they are and how they move. Classes incorporate the techniques of breath initiated movement and self-regulation to give everyone time to move at their own pace. Students are invited to leave any ideas of 'getting it wrong' at the door and instead open up to a playful exploration of their own unique self.
Hannah's desire to deepen her experience of yoga has led her to study anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Sandra McGuffin, and kirtan with Dave Stringer and Brenda McMorrow. Her curiosity and love of learning has taken her on adventures around Europe, India, southern Africa, north America, China and Australia, and she is committed to developing her yoga practice through wholehearted participation in everything life has to offer.