I didn’t start out as a Yoga Instructor. For 15 years, I attended yoga classes or did tutorials online at home around my full time careers (Busy and stressful job in the Classical music sector in London, followed by a career change to run a pub with my husband - equally as busy and stressful but more mentally rewarding!). Yoga has stayed the 'constant' while the rest of my life has moved around all over the place. At the beginning of 2017 I found myself struggling to find the right balance between my work time and my 'headspace' time which meant yoga was slowly being pushed out of the picture to make room for seemingly more important things. I felt I was losing control of myself and started to spiral into a bit of a depression trough. A weekend with close friends helped me reevaluate things and got me thinking about training as a yoga teacher. My main happiness in life has come from being able to help people - making things easier or more comfortable in some way. Yoga seemed to fit nicely with this and I had a little bit of money saved as my 'rainy day fund' so I found a teacher training course and went along. Safe to say I loved it, found it completely inspirational and it has given me fantastic grounding to start my journey as a yoga teacher. Now I am able to share my belief that life should be lived with joy, gratitude, and a dedication to being present in the moment.
In 2020 the pandemic hit us all, I was pregnant with my little boy and my husband was struggling with his mental health. Unfortunately my wonderful husband passed away 3 weeks after our little boy was born. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I do the job I do and have had the training I’ve had - I don’t think I would have got through this challenging period in my life without it.
I am so pleased to be back teaching, doing what I love so much and beginning to feel more like ‘me’ again.