Although I love my “proper” job teaching ESOL (English to speakers of other languages) my passion is yoga. Eventually I hope to combine the two, teaching yoga to ESOL students in addition to my other groups.
I first discovered yoga when I was 15 way back in the 1970s through Lyn Marshall’s London Weekend TV series on Sunday mornings. I was particularly impressed by her claim that anyone can do yoga and it doesn’t matter how far into the posture you go, as long as you reach your own comfortable limit you are getting the same benefit.
Following that early start, I returned to regular yoga practice about 15 years ago when I joined a gym and booked myself into every yoga class I could find. I was drawn to Dru Yoga at the Om Yoga Show in 2009 and went on to do the BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) Foundation course in 2012. I qualified as a L3 Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2014 with Yoga Professionals Diploma in Teaching Yoga and then decided to do further training with Dru in order to incorporate their gentle, flowing style with the use of energies and visualisation into my teaching. I completed the foundation modules in January 2015 and, after taking a break to launch Body and Soul Yoga, am now completing the final modules and looking forward to introducing more Dru into my classes taking people deeper into the koshas.