I set up my yoga studio four years ago and it was ten years in my dreams.
I have learnt so much about myself and the world in doing so. When I trained as a yoga teacher, I did so just because I was fascinated how that form of exercise can make you feel so good.
Then along the way as I taught in many different places, rooms, gyms, retreats – I longed to have my own space to teach from. I longed for space and props and for the good vibes to be built on as time goes by.
I had been practicing my meditation each morning and building my own disciplined practice. I felt pretty good – I lived in a tiny village and went running around the beautiful South Shropshire hills, the valley I lived as a young girl with my family, I had come home. This is when my life changed dramatically. I was loving my yoga teaching and appreciating the guidance I received from my late mother’s friend and Monk, Father Silouan. But I was still stuck in my head criticizing myself, I could be so cruel to me! For some reason loving myself was just so impossible.
But in June 2007 I felt different. I felt an immense feeling like never before. I felt an inner super-power that everything was going to be okay. A reassurance from within. It was a feeling of total love and connection in my heartspace with a gushing power. For a few weeks I just couldn’t understand this strong, grounded, power as it was different to how I had ever felt before. I put it down to the committed mediation practice paying off.