In 2007, I attended a retreat with Eckhart Tolle (author of ‘A New Earth’ and ‘The Power of Now’) in Denmark and it was there that I participated in my first yoga classes. The classes were led by Eckhart’s partner, Kim Eng, who teaches Yin Yoga, which is a gentle approach involving deep tissue stretching. When I returned home, I started going to weekly yoga classes in the viniyoga style and soon developed my own personal daily practice. I attended Introductory and Foundation Workshops by the British aYs (Association for Yoga Studies) in the following year. What I liked most about practicing Yoga was the peacefulness that your whole being is filled with - this is what really captured me.
Early in 2011, I spent 2 weeks at a Sivananda Ashram, participating happily in Ashram life, learning more and more about a yogic life. I completed a very intense, month long Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, in Val Morin, Canada in summer 2011 and am now a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). Since the TTC, yoga has become even more present and as it has manifested itself in many ways in my life. I hope to share with my students what I have learnt about the benefits of yoga on a physical, mental and spiritual level over the past years since attending my very first lesson.