I took my first class in 2008 in Leicester. I had no idea my body had the capacity to sweat so much and was equally (warmed!) and surprised by the welcome from the other students. Little did I know then, that is one of the (many) wonderful things about Bikram Yoga – the community of passionate, loving people who really care.
I quickly fell in love with everything about the practice – the feeling of sweat on my body, the challenge, my progress in the postures, the teachers, the dialogue and the hot room itself, which I now know is my sanctuary.
My practice is the antithesis to my working life. I am a company director of a busy marketing agency. I’m ‘on show’ every day. I drive hundreds of miles a week, work 12 hour days and it’s intense. The pace is both my passion and my pain. But I love my job. I can escape to myself for 90 minutes in that hot room. It’s what gives me the energy to keep going, it’s what gives me patience, confidence in my physical self and keeps me sane. It’s my salvation pure and simple.
I’m not sure that I can recall exactly when and where I realised that I had to go on teacher training, but having witnessed some of my fellow students taking the leap I knew one day, that had to be me. And so it was, Acapulco Spring 2018.
Like most, it wasn’t easy to be able to leave daily life behind, it took a lot of organising and planning. But I am forever thankful to my fellow company directors, my wonderful team, my partner and my family who not only made it possible but supported me every step of the way. And to be able to teach now, to stand up on that podium and in some small way try to create for someone else the feeling of renewal that I get through this series, is nothing short of a blessing.
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