I work as a nurse and I love keeping fit and being active. I’ve always had a soft spot for dancing. I loved the movement side of it, but for me there was always something that I felt I was missing – I just didn’t know what.
After some tough times in my late teen years, I turned to exercise as a form of therapy. Running, cycling, weights, dancing… anything as long as I was not near people who I felt could potentially judge me. No matter how heavy the weights, how fast I ran, it still felt like there was something I was missing.
Toward the end of 2018, a friend of mine insisted on trying this yoga studio in Berwick. Eventually, after running out of excuses to go and exercise in a room with strangers, I agreed and am glad I did – it was one of Dee’s amazing Yin classes. I went in anxious of other people being in the same room as me and being better than me. I left thinking “This is it! This is that thing that was missing.”
I soon found myself at the studio practicing multiple times a week. Within 6 months and some workshops, I just had to know more of the history and science of yoga. Something inside me was just saying teacher training will give you some answers. Once I started my teacher training, not only did I enjoy learning about the history and science of yoga, but I loved teaching, in fact I couldn’t get enough of it.
Turns out, yoga is the opposite of flexible people in a room together being judgy. Yoga is unity – people coming together to simply just be present in themselves. And I bloody love it!!