How I got started
My earliest memory of Yoga goes back to the early 70’s when my mum used to pour herself into her stretchy slacks as she called them, and headed off to her weekly yoga class! Some kind of keep-fit thing I presumed!
When I reached my late teens I became curious and so, I bought myself a book and began practicing, privately, in my bedroom. I enjoyed the challenge of some of the yoga postures. I also liked the spiritual influence.
I was in my twenties with two young kiddies before I joined a class in the local community hall which was big, cold and not at all like I imagined a yoga class to be. Having paid for my ten weeks I continued and I have to confess I learnt a lot. I noticed how different I felt before and after the class. The stiffness in my body accumulated during the course of a normal day just seemed to melt and give way to suppleness and flexibility. I also noticed how strong I was becoming and how the chatterbox in my head began to quieten. I was becoming less anxious. I didn’t have to hold myself so tight. By the time I’d reached my mid forties I recognised Yoga as my way of life. This is how I live. Every day begins with conscious breathing, some gentle stretching and meditation!
When the body and mind are free from stress we have greater capacity to function 100%. We sleep better, this is most important for our wellbeing. When the mind, body and soul are not in conflict we begin to know the true self, manifesting compassion and harmony in our lives which transfers on to others.
I began my journey of transformation the moment I decided I wanted to teach, it seemed to be the natural course to take, to develop mindfulness and union between mind and body.
The type of Yoga I like to teach is slow, deep and strong, calming, revitalising, embracing both inner and outer realities, dedicating the practice to holistic health within myself and the community.
Yoga is non-judgemental of gender, creed, ability or disability, social status, age or fitness level.
Yoga is not competitive, but compassionate, it brings about calm, balance, strength and healing to the body and mind infiltrating every aspect of our being, gently inducing natural beauty.