My own personal journey started when I first stepped on a yoga mat nearly 20 years ago. I had a ‘lightbulb’ moment if you could call it that! Having spent much of my teens and my early adult life in a state of anxiety I came to realise that I had been living mostly in the past or in the future…but never really in the moment. This was a moment that changed my life completely. I went from a ‘city girl’ working in telecoms to train as a yoga teacher.
My initial training as a yoga teacher taught me a huge amount about the physical body, but this was just the start of the journey for me. As my journey progressed I realised that I wanted to learn more about the mind as well as the body and how the two connect. This is where I started to explore Mindfulness and meditation.
I spent much time talking to a wonderful mindfulness teachers, Buddhists and attended numerous retreats. Their teachings deepened my interest and knowledge. As I deepened my own practice I knew I wanted to take this beautiful gift further to help others. I went on to take some trainings through Shamash Alidina and Breathworks which were both life enhancing and beautiful.
My own real learning came as a bolt out of the blue. In 2011 I became chronically ill over night. I was bedridden and unable to manage to walk more than a few steps at a time. I was confined to the four walls of my bedroom and this is where my mindfulness journey really and authentically started. I learnt so much at that time. I was the biggest challenge I had ever faced in life…but at the same time the greatest gift life could offer me.
Meditation and mindfulness has helped me profoundly to deal with own health, but also to live from my heart in a place of joy. I taught me to find stillness in every day I live.
Mindfulness to me is learning to live in the moment as best as you can, to really appreciate what a gift life is. Its all too easy to whizz around at high speed and not show up for our lives. This I feel would be a huge regret when we come to the end of our days here on the wonderful planet called earth. I now teach yoga and mindfulness courses and run retreats in the Berkshire area and Spain bringing my own knowledge and experience in a fun and enjoyable way. I also offer 121 coaching to help people find a ‘different way’ to life.
It is both a privilege and a gift to be able share what I have learnt with others and I continue to learn from my personal practice and from all those I meet along the way. My wish is that my teachings will ignite that spark in you that keeps you motivated to take good care of yourself and to become truly happy with your authentic self.
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