Have I always lived like this?
I am grateful to say yoga has been part of my life since I was 21. That's a good few years ago now! It was actually my wonderful life partner Tony who first introduced me to yoga at the Sivananda Centre in Putney. The wonderful people, practice and sense of love and community struck a chord in my heart and I wanted to explore this practice further. I was then lucky enough to find my first teacher Rachel Potter who shared yoga with a wonderful sense of nurturing & caring alongside strength and discipline. She gave me a weekly sanctuary to find the inner peace I yearned. Yoga was the tonic in my life. Mine is a yoga & tonic please. I chose to make yoga my passion and have been on the journey ever since. I took my teacher training with Ruth White who was one of B.K.S Iyengar's first students in the U.K. I am eternally grateful to Ruth and her husband John for sharing unconditionally their enormous font of knowledge and wisdom in their field of yoga asana and philosophy. Sometimes my partner Tony says I sound just like Ruth when I am reiterating information about alignment or discipline. I also thank them for introducing me to amazing people like the Ishaya monks. I have never seen purity and love in people's eyes like I have in them. At the same time I was studying the discipline of yoga I was working my way up the career ladder in management and leadership. I did love my career but I always knew I was following someone else's dream and not my own and i wasn't following my true dharma (duty). For a good few years I worked full time and taught yoga four times a week. Then I added the yoga teacher training into the mix. I couldn't any longer dedicate my efforts to anything 100%. For years I had quoted Mahatma Gandhi 'Be the change you want to see in the world' Now I had to walk my talk and I wanted to experience getting as close to a yogi life within the society we live and not running away to an ashram in the Himalayas. So I sold my house and bought a houseboat. Left my job taking a pay cut of more than £4000 per month. To dedicate myself alongside Tony to building a community where we can share all things yoga and everything associated with that. Yoga has given and continues to gives us so much and we want to share that with as many people as possible. Together with you we start this amazing adventure. We look forward to meeting you soon!