I discovered Yoga over 15 years whilst living in Morocco...... My first yoga class in the bustling Jamma Al Afna Medina of Marrakech and I couldn’t believe the oasis of calm I had found. The thick walls of the Riad where the class was being held intercepted the noise of the busy cobbled streets lined with souks, but you could still hear a gentle hum and the prayer calls of Koutoubia mosque. It really was a beautiful experience as we breathed and stretched together. The class was mixed and I couldn’t help but notice an older lady…. She was so flexible and fit and her practice looked almost like a dance. I later learned she was 85 and had been practising yoga for 60 years! I was 25 then and couldn’t touch my toes! It was a moment of realisation for me... Yoga was now a part of my life.
As I continued to travel I always looked for a yoga class near by! It was so wonderful to try out different styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Kundalini, Yin, Hot, Jivamukti, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Qigong and Thai chi. I have wonderful memories of attending Thai Chi in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, an Ashtanga Yoga workshop in San Francisco with David Swenson and Yoga on the beach in St Lucia to name but a few…
However it wasn’t until I came back to live in the U.K that I really started to experience something a lot deeper than just the physical practice of Yoga. As a Manager of Health Spa, I had a large team, I was pregnant with my first child and found that Yoga philosophy really resonated with my life. It helped me keep balanced. Yoga was no longer just a physical practice for me, it was beginning to infiltrate all aspects of my life.
After studying the Foundations of Yoga with The British Wheel and an Advanced Course in Chakra's, I realised that my heart was in Authentic Classical Yoga. Wanting to know more I started buying books, attending workshops, classes and eventually began to train professionally completing the following courses :
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Satsanga Ashram
100 Hour Advanced Pregnancy Yoga Training
200 hour Advanced Therapeutic Yoga Training
Bhagavad Gita (CPD)
9 Ancient Paths of Yoga (CPD)
I began working for myself just over 5 years ago and it’s been wonderful to settle back in my home country of Wales. I offer classes both privately and publicly both of which are now available both online/in-person.
I hope to connect with you in the near future and if you have any questions please do just get in touch :)
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti