dream growing up was to become a ballet teacher. I loved to dance! But as I
grew older, the competition grew stronger and the constant need to be the
perfect ballerina began to take a massive toll on me. I became obsessed with my
weight and my self-esteem took a dive because I was never tall enough or thin
enough or supple enough. So I quit. All that pressure immediately lifted off my
shoulders but the dancer in me was devastated.
carried on and years later, a friend of mine asked me to attend a yoga class
with her. I knew nothing about yoga and having grown up in a strong Christian
family, I thought that the Hindu practice would be incompatible with my
beliefs. I went with her nonetheless and realised I was completely wrong – it
was definitely not incompatible with my beliefs. If anything, it was the
complete opposite. I discovered that my yoga practice brought me the same joy
as dancing but even more so because there was no demand to perform and there
was no pressure to be perfect. After practicing for a few years I knew I had to
become a yoga teacher. I did my teacher training at Yoga Warrior in 2017 and it
changed my life. I learned how to deepen my own practice and through that I am
able to impart my love for yoga onto my students.
classes offer sequences with variations for all levels but my ultimate
intention is to allow my students to experience a quiet place of stillness and
the benefits of living in the moment, leaving them feeling calm yet energised.