During my exploration of Yoga I was very fortunate to meet yet another wonderful yoga teacher – Peter Blackaby – who I continue to practice with at present, his approach wholly resonates with me. I was at a stage on my journey where I was asking myself why I was doing what I was doing. It was all feeling a bit mechanical and I was questioning myself as to where I go from here. That all changed after I attended this particular Yoga workshop that Peter happened to be holding at a local venue; a pivotal moment for me. After that I was keen to learn more about this intelligent approach to Yoga and I still continue to practice with him on a one to one basis. From this moment on my practice truly deepened, I had found a cohesive approach to Yoga, grounded in effective practice which continues to serve me well. This is probably the moment I was hooked, I then knew Yoga would always be part of my life. I feel such gratitude for finding and being given a practice that I can authentically say supports me in ways I had never imagined possible. Particularly how it teaches me that by embracing our vulnerability we allow ourselves to be open to new and wonderful possibilities. The practice happens from the inside out.
This leads me to my intention, which is to help you to experience the benefits that Yoga can bring, to become more aware of the relationship you have with yourself, as I have done and continue to do. Together finding ways to be kinder, more compassionate, caring, and true; not to those around us because that’s the easy bit, but with ourselves. I face this challenge every day, it is a work in progress. We can learn how to become our own best friend through Yoga, we can draw upon it at any time we need, but first of all we have to re-connect with ourselves through our practice. Essentially experiencing ourselves through movement and stillness.
Yoga helps me enjoy many activities comfortably. I enjoy running, cycling and of course Nordic Walking. I recently ran in the London Marathon and I am convinced my practice helped in getting me through such a massive challenge. I can truly say that I was injury and pain free throughout my training and post-marathon. If you are a keen runner you may want to consider joining us on one of our retreats that will include running.
It is helpful for us to remember Yoga is not about the ‘doing’, it is about receiving; receiving ourselves through our practice. I can and will help you with this if you would like me to, I warmly welcome you to join us.