Effortless Body - Peaceful Mind - Boundless Energy
Babacool was a long time in development! I discovered yoga & meditation in my 20s and kept up the practice over the years as my life took various twists and turns through the corporate world and beyond. But it was in the mid 90s that a chance encounter with Kundalini Yoga changed my commitment to this part of my life. I was enchanted by the often crazy and always very powerful Kundalini Yoga and soon afterwards decided to train to teach it and established Babacool.
Babacool is all about relaxing, slowing & softening – letting go of tension in the body, gaining greater awareness of your mind & emotions, and also relaxing your approach to life. Letting go of the past, and lessening anxiety about the future, allowing you to live happily & peacefully in the present.
Yoga (Kundalini, Yin, movement based Sports Yoga), meditation, Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep), breathwork, sound therapy, and massage provide me with powerful tools to work with people to uncover resistance and stress, both physical and mental, preventing them from living a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. Helping people break negative patterns and transform their lives for the better are the things that make this all worthwhile for me.
Based in Welwyn, I cover Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Hertford, and all the places in between. I am a Yoga Alliance & KYTA recognised Yoga teacher, having trained with Karam Kriya (Kundalini), Sarah Ramsden (Sports Yoga), and Sarah Lo (Yin Yoga). A lifelong meditator I have studied with reknowned meditation teacher Sally Kempton and am familiar with a number of different schools of meditation including Vipassana, Kashmir Shaivism (Tantra), Kundalini and Mindfulness. I am a qualified Gong Practitioner & passionate about the healing effects of sound. My teaching approach is relaxed – I’m not a strict teacher although often I will offer up challenges, physical and mental. What you do with those challenges is up to you. I am also an ITEC qualified massage therapist and Level II Reiki practitioner.
My husband Alex is also a vital part of the Babacool team. He’s a qualified & gifted Gong Practitioner & is absolutely passionate about gongs, having fallen in love with them the first time he heard them played. He’s also a qualified Tai Chi Qigong Instructor and regularly teaches Qigong at the Wednesday evening class (The MidWeek Retreat).
Babacool is the French word for hippy. I have always liked the word. We all have a bit of Babacool in us and I think the World would be a much better place if we let our inner hippy out more often.