Yoga has been close since I was a teenager (my mum qualified as a Yoga teacher in the 1980's). But I didn't give it any serious attention until one fateful night in my mid-twenties when, as a vibrant young Marketing Executive, I was loading heavy boxes into my car following a trade fair...
Tired, keen to get on the road and tottering on high heels (eek), I bent, twisted and reached... As I heaved the last box off the ground, something went "SNAP!" in my lower back.
Facing a life of restricted movement and a frightening sense of being older than my physical years, something within me rebelled against the medical advice, which in essence was 'don't move'!
That tiny voice grew until I decided to trust my own judgement and find a way to re-mobilise. That way was Yoga.
Then I was in corporate jobs and the pressure started to take its toll. Yoga was my solace, oasis and in the end, my salvation. Scaravelli inspired Yoga combined with meditation and mindfulness has literally revolutionised my life. In a way it has saved it as Yoga was the place I came back to, my sanctuary, in healing from ovarian cancer in 2020 and beyond.
I am here to share all the richness of my learning and to draw on my experience to empathise with others who are in pain or whose movement is limited, minds frazzled, anxious or depressed. Anxiety has been such a part of my mental landscape that I didn't even realise I could feel differently.
Over the 25 or more years I've practised, Yoga has always been there for me, a place I can retreat to and reconnect to my natural authentic self, to regain awareness of being a spiritual being in a human body - and the perfect way to make like-minded life-long friends.
Yoga has also helped me find the still quite voice within that steers me in the direction that’s right for me. A voice that helped me relieve endometriosis drug-free and to let go of a fast paced city life to create a new more balanced one on Cornwall's beautiful coast. A voice that nudged me to find a route to healing from cancer drug-free.
I hope Yoga can help you too to find a way of life that supports and nurtures you physically, mentally and spiritually for many years to come.