I originally trained as an Occupational Psychologist at The University of Hull gaining my chartership from The British Psychological Society in 1997. As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, I work with organisations to help their employees maintain maximum fulfilment and wellbeing in their roles. It was my interest in work-life balance which led me to start attending yoga classes regularly; for my own health and wellbeing. I wanted something which enhanced the health of not just my body, but my mind also.
I started practising yoga when my children were toddlers; it was time just for me, to relax and unwind whilst developing strength and flexibility, not to mention a much better posture. I soon became hooked! The feeling after a yoga class is second to none; it leaves me feeling relaxed yet energised, strong and balanced. I find I have a much calmer approach to the trials and tribulations that life throws at me! Over the years have seen how stressful work life can be for people; now I am a firm believer that yoga can help people to cope.
Because I wanted to share this secret with everyone, I decided to train to teach yoga! I am in the process of completing a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) level 4 teacher training diploma with Sarah Beck.
I am also an advocate of mindful meditation; I find this an invaluable tool, helping me to stay focused and balanced when life throws unexpected surprises my way.