I've been following your blog for years now, and have always been enertained, inspired and motivated by the viewpoints, tips and open-hearted honesty shared through your writing. It's very exciting for me to have you become a part of the Suncokret dream and team! And now I'd like to ask you to tell our readers a little more about yourself; what else do you do besides teach yoga?
I am a single-working-selfemployedyogateacher-stayathomemum. I like to walk, and jog when possible, to get out in the fresh air and breath! And to create all sorts of random home sewn & crocheted things. From eye-pillows, to bunting, to tea cosies, often wonky and always made with love! Good food, friends and family, in person and on Skype.
One day, when Henry is a little older, I am sure I will ski again. Learning to ski as an adult really helped me get to the root of my fears, because I struggled so much it is something I find quite empowering now. It reinforces so many of the positive changes that I made in my late 20's, as well as being fun. And I love to garden, I just don’t have one at the moment!
How did you get into yoga?
I had dabbled a little in my early 20's. A few years later I went on a course where they did a simple warm up meditation practice. The next day a muscle in my neck went into spasm and I realised my body was reacting to the meditation! I looked online and found Kundalini Yoga. And have never looked back.
What was your life like before you started down this pathway?
Stressful. I smoked, and drank too much. I was not always very good at protecting my personal boundaries and at times this got me into trouble. I was always busy racing around. I had lots of fun too. I was definitely lacking in focus, without a true sense of purpose. My prana was pinging all over the place.
What would you say is the one best thing about your yogic lifestyle?
For me having Yoga is like having an unshakable faith. In humanity, myself, the universe. You. I never feel lonely, or lost, or lacking. Now when life throws me a lemon, I pop it in some hot water and use it as a cleanse! It might take me a little time to contemplate my lemon. Sometimes I need to have a moan. And then I come back to my yoga. It helps me adjust relationships, work, rest, wherever that lemon has come from. And realign with confidence. Always.
What else would you do if you had the opportunity?