I believe that anyone can benefit from yoga. My aim is to present and teach yoga so it is accessible to the ordinary person. Looking at images of yoga surrounding us in the media, you can be led to believe that only certain types of people – the thin, flexible, and super-athletic practice yoga. Although the physical practice is part of it, yoga is not just about the physical. It is also about breathing and focus, and it can help us find peace in the day-to-day moments of life.
As both a yoga teacher and a pharmacist, I have a keen interest in healthcare, so I’ll also be taking a look at some of the evidence out there about the health benefits that a yoga practice can bring to life.
I’ll touch upon some of my own experiences of integrating yoga into my daily life. I have a busy, full-time job, through which I have learnt that yoga is more than time ‘on the mat’, and that maybe we can have a 360 degrees yoga life!
I am a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, completing nearly four years of training. I have also undertaken training in therapeutic gentle yoga for people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and anxiety with the Special Yoga Foundation in London. In addition, I have completed 30-hour Yin yoga teacher training with Norman Blair at Yogacampus, London.