Valerie began practising Bikram yoga daily in 2005 and attended teacher training in 2009. She has studied with some of the most senior teachers and seminar leaders of the Bikram yoga world for a number of years, including Mary Jarvis, Craig Villani and the late Jason Winn. In 2017 she completed a 300-hour advanced teacher training. Valerie has represented California and the U.K. in national and international yoga competitions. She was a semi-finalist in the 2012/2013 World Asana Championships.
As a dancer and athlete, Valerie is no stranger to injuries. Yoga helped her prepare for and recover from spinal fusion and bi-lateral hip replacement surgeries. She practices daily to keep her bionic body functioning at the highest level. Known as a precision-focused instructor with an emphasis on therapeutics, she believes it is never too late to tap into your body’s innate healing potential.
Outside the yoga world, Valerie is a performing artist and embodied practitioner who has also worked as an assistant director, movement and voice coach, and choreographer. In the last 15 years, she has collaborated with artists and ensembles across the United States and Europe. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Movement Direction/Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Come and try her amazing class on Mondays 10 am and Saturdays 12:30 pm both at LB and you’ll be in for a treat.