When did you get into yoga?
I got into yoga just after I left high school, when I started my full-time dancing training – at first it was all about the physical side, building the strength and flexibility I felt I lacked in my dancing.
What was the reason you stuck with it?
I’ve stuck with it because I discovered how much more there is to it than asana! It has honestly changed me so much as a person – I am, innately, a massive worrier and stress head, but when I began to practice regularly and more deeply, I’ve been able to find a level of inner calm and self love that I’d never known before.
Which pose is your favourite and why?
Right now it’s downward facing dog – you can never, never, never stop learning in that one, and it just wakes everything up and makes you feel so good!
What lesson stands out in yoga?
Compassion, compassion, compassion – not only to others (that’s the easy part!) but to yourself.
Has it moved you into a different direction?
I think it has, in an odd way. I think it has opened me up to living in the present rather aiming and hoping for the life I want to live in the future. It took the blinkers off, so to speak. So, as for a different direction, I now have many new directions I am happy and open to pursue.
What is your favourite part about teaching at Stretch?
Seeing people come in with their external, busy ‘real-life’ energy, and then see their transition to the stillness and peace when they’re all in savasana. It’s magical. And also you’re just all really lovely people!
What 3 poses would you recommend a beginner to do daily?
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