Yoga on and off the mat
Growing up in an Indian household, yoga philosophy has always been a part of my life. I never had the courage to go to an actual studio, simply because I was daunted of being a total beginner! I started yoga at my local gym, which was where I met my first wonderful teacher (Austin Ince). I practiced with Austin twice a week and the physicality of the practice was addictive. I was never very flexible and did lots of gymming and HIIT workouts. I quickly realised I was exhausted, worried about the way my body looked instead of how I felt.
Yoga has helped me to find and nourish the connection between mind and body. Through my early days of practice something clicked, and I realised there was magic happening as we went through the postures.
I trained with Austin for my first 200hours and a month afterwards I started teaching. I was always in a corporate job and never dreamed of it full time - but here I am and I will never look back!
Soon after my first training, I met David Swenson and travelled to Sweden to take my advanced Ashtanga training under his guidance. I was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease just before the training which taught me a lot about my body and mind. I couldn't push myself like I used to and it was frustrating at the time. However, it is through moments like this that I have learnt that yoga is both on and off the mat - what we do in our practice can often translate into our every day life. It could be letting go of our expectations or simply finding our own rhythm and letting the breath guide us.
My classes often incorporate yoga philosophy and traditional practices. I also enjoy learning about the body and the different ways we can nourish it through movement. My classes are always structured intelligently with anatomy of the body in mind.
I am extremely grateful to my teachers who continuously guide and inspire me - Austin Ince, David Swenson, The Yoga People, Anna Ashby and Amanda Denton.