My aim in teaching yoga is to simply help people, like yoga has helped me.
In my adult years I found it extremely difficult to be at ease with myself. I was unhappy, worried about “everything” and subsequently suffered badly from stress. I realised that this was not a very nice way to live and in January 1998 I began attending a yoga class on a suggestion from a friend. She said it would help me relax. It was a new year and a new start, I thought I’d give it a go!
I had no idea it would affect me so profoundly. Over time I gained an inner calm and peace of mind. This equipped me with the strength to deal with anything life would throw at me. I found liked yoga, not only was it relaxing but it was also fun. I continued going to class on and off for a number of years.
So why am I yoga teacher? Why did I not just keep going to class every now and then for my top-up tonic?
Well my professional life got hard, very hard. I’d been a web designer for a number of years, in highly pressured environment working to strict deadlines and I was struggling. I had burnt out. I needed a break and took some time off. During this break I returned to doing a lot more yoga. I got better and when I was ready, I returned to work part-time vowing never to get that stressed again.
Then somewhere along the line, I can’t quite remember when I figured I wasn’t satisfied with my weekly class. I wanted to know more. Where did yoga come from? Why did it make me feel better?
So in 2005 I enrolled on a one year British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course. I didn’t begin the course intending to become a yoga teacher but by the end of it I very much wanted to be one. I had a strong urge to share, educate, help and heal others. I felt like I had the keys to the sweetie shop and wanted to share the sweets with all my friends. To make a difference to people’s lives and let them see how yoga can help them just like it helped me. In 2006 enrolled on another course. This time a three year one. It was a big commitment at the time but by the end I would be a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher.
I have now completed my course and still absolutely love and want to share the joy of yoga. I hope if your new to yoga or haven’t tried it yet that you will to.