Born and raised in the UK, Deborah moved to Africa in 1991, having fallen in love with the continent whist on vacation. She immediately started working in the safari industry and has been involved with various types of safari for over 20 years. In 1996, yoga came into Deborah’s life and she became fascinated by it. In 1999 she moved to the USA for a couple of years and took the opportunity to explore yoga. She started training as a yoga teacher in 2000 and in July 2001 gained her certification from The Yoga Institute of Houston, Texas and is a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher. She became a qualified Reiki practitioner in 2003.
Once back in Africa, Deborah began teaching yoga to the small community of like-minded people in the village of Maun. Teaching an eclectic mix of various styles of yoga, Deborah has drawn her inspiration from different teachers. Over the years, she has continued her education with many teachers including Judith Hanson Lasater, Gary Krafstow, Aadil Palkhivala, Richard Miller, Shiva Rea and Sean Corne. As the years go by, Deborah finds her personal Yoga practice leaning towards a more therapeutic style which she brings into her classes, helping her students create better body awareness. Her classes include pranayama (breath work), dyana (meditation), asana (poses) and savasana (relaxation) at the end. Yoga is a way of life for Deborah and helps her to breathe through some of the more challenging days and come to a place of equanimity and peace.
In addition to running yoga classes and yoga safaris throughout Botswana, Deborah also leads yoga safaris in Mozambique and tours to total solar eclipses around the world. With Deborah hosting your safari you are sure to have a life enhancing experience.