I am a yogi and a mama of two girls and I believe yoga is for everyone. It can truly change your life in the simplest yet most amazing ways.
I came to yoga quite late – post children – I was in my mid 30’s before I even considered teaching. (I still have a full time media job in London and I previously trained as an actress and a director so life has taken me many places!) I had dabbled with yoga on and off over the years but it took me coming to a certain point in my life before I saw how I could make it a part of my routine and most importantly allowed me to see how I could share my knowledge of yoga with others.
I have never been a sporty type – always more arty and creative and pretty useless at all things competitive and physical. If you had told me a few years ago I would have qualified as an Ashtanga teacher I wouldn’t have believed you. I’m living proof yoga is for everyone.
I have a teaching qualification in Ashtanga Yoga and I trained with the brilliant and wonderful Ryan Spielman. Ryan taught me that although yoga, particularly Ashtanga, requires discipline and dedication it also requires great compassion and an open mind.
What I love about yoga is it is not just a type of exercise – of course it does exercise your body, in fact it can change your body, but it is a part of a much deeper journey. Yoga is so much more….
I have also trained as a Yin teacher and will be offering these classes now too.
In the words of the wonderful Yin Teacher Norman Blair “So much so often a yoga practice is about striving, there’s that achieving attitude. Yin yoga can give us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than always rushing. Yin is about softness and an emphasis on relaxing muscular tissue. Through these attitudes there can be a gaining of harmony and peace: so there is a greater ease, a deeper sense of balance, feelings of calmness and acceptance.”
I hope to meet you in some of my classes!