At the age of 18 I travelled in India and started to learn about Yoga, Meditation and Tantra. I practised Karma yoga in various orphanages and absorbed myself in Indian culture…with a particular interest in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism.
I did a 10 day Vipassana meditation course which really changed my life, as I was able to access a place of stillness and deep peace within myself. A place of refuge, amidst the challenges of life.
After my third child was born, the challenges of life intensified and I experienced post natal depression and anxiety. It was then that the yoga practises really helped me and became my medication. Yoga has helped me to be a good mother and to value my role as a mother as the ultimate practise of Karma Yoga- selfless service.
In 2009 I began my training at Bristol City Yoga with the lovely Laura Gilmore and have continued my regular practise and study of Yoga ever since. I consider my Yoga Journey to be a lifelong practice and something that I weave into my life every day. Being a Mother and a Yogini, I am committed to the practice of Yoga and I try to bring the principles of yoga philosophy into my life (especially mothering!) and of course into the classes that I facilitate. Yoga enables us to take our own healing into our hands and do the work that needs to be done by looking within to the inner teacher and cultivating self-awareness.
The world we live in today can be stressful and sometimes quite insane, and I feel that the practice of Yoga in groups and community can help us to access the space, freedom and power that we need to stay focused, fearless, positive and live with integrity and understanding.
“Ones greatest wisdom is self-awareness without judgement”-Swami Kripalu