About 15 years ago my sister pestered me to attend a yoga class with her. I’d never really given yoga a second thought (but I did secretly want a body like Madonna!) so I reluctantly tagged along, promising my sister that I’d commit to the 6 week term that we’d signed up to (but never really believing that I’d actually stick to it). We finished the course and I decided to sign up for another term…and another …and another. I bought myself a yoga mat and a book and continued my weekly class. I was a yogi!
My body started to feel better. I lost weight. I could stand on one leg without falling over. I could (nearly) touch my toes. I could roll my shoulders back and stand up straight. I got less colds. My migraines became less frequent and my dodgy circulation (Raynaud’s) disappeared completely.
I upped my classes to twice weekly and my yoga teacher gave me a few postures to try at home. I was pregnant with my daughter and going through a difficult time at home but rolling out my mat and losing myself in my ten minute sequence made me forget, just for a while, about everything else other than my body, my breath, my emotional well-being.
I was hooked!
I wanted to learn more about this practice that had the power to transform me and so I started a Foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga when my second child was only 7 weeks old. Yoga pulled me through another difficult period in my life and when I completed my course I made the easy decision of enrolling onto the three year teacher training course. I’ve never looked back.
In 2012 I trained as a children's yoga teacher at Calm for Kids with Christiane Kerr. I am fully insured to teach, hold a current Emergency First Aid certification and I am CRB checked.
I have worked with some amazing teachers over the last 6 years and continue to be inspired by the amazing people that I am lucky enough to teach and share my yoga journey with.
Yoga can be a tiny part of your life, or you can incorporate theories, rituals, postures, diet and philosophy into every aspect of your life. You control how deeply yoga touches you. But if you begin a steady practice, be assured that yoga will transform the way you look, feel, move, breathe, and interact with family, friends… everyone!
The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is the Sport England recognised national governing body for Yoga.