My yogic journey started in my teens, discovering the chakras and subtle body energy, reading numerous self development books on the mind-body connection, and a growing curiosity in healing crystals and spirituality. Then came university, so more learning and life was good.
Heartache to Healing
In my early twenties, things drastically changed, firstly with an upsetting family break up, leading to stressful financial struggles, losing our home, and finally in 1998 I lost my mother to cancer.
Huge life changing events all in the space of a few years, the grief and multiple losses left me somewhat disorientated, but at the same time ignited a deep desire to understand the universe, and energy healing even more, so my journey continues into holistic therapies, as a Reiki Master, Reflexologist, Masseuse, followed by many other alternative therapies, and the creation of “The Holistic Rooms” therapy business.
Fast forward to now
Life got better, I met my husband, and had two beautiful boys.
I then developed a more regular yoga and meditation practice, and eventually finding my way to Mayura Yoga Academy, I graduated in 2014, (300Hr YTT, IYN) and have loved teaching and learning ever since. I am happy, grateful and fulfilled, life is good!
Yoga and meditation have enabled me to reconnect to my true authentic self, to be more confident, content and accepting of who I am and to expand my consciousness and become more present.
My gentle approach to Hatha, naturally led me to Yin yoga and studied with TJ Maher – YUJMU, (100Hr YTT accredited with Yoga Alliance).
I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning, I love finding interesting courses or little workshops, I find they just add so much flavour to my own life and teachings.
Yoga the path to Joy
Teaching Hatha and Yin really creates a harmonious Yin/Yang balance in my life. What I love about Yin yoga is the way it allows me to really sink into myself physically, with the time held in the posture I can breathe and mentally explore the body.
To communicate with whatever feedback my body is giving me and encourage a release of any hidden physical tension or a more deeply rooted emotion or belief that no longer serves me.
I find it fascinating that different postures can shift and balance the flow of energy through the organs and meridians.
Knowing how calm, happy, healthy and balanced I feel with yoga in my life, it’s my passion to bring this same sense of wellness to everyone.
I believe through the practice of yoga whichever style or path you take everyone has the ability to reconnect with their true self to find that inner state of calm and peace.
Om Shanti ~ Namaste.
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