Firstly I’d like to welcome you to Yoga On The Edge. Through this blog we hope to be able to bring you news from our community as well as interesting features from some of the fantastic businesses and teachers that we work with. As studio lead I thought I should begin by introducing myself and explaining a little of my yoga journey. I started practicing yoga due to injury; I fractured 3 vertebrae in my Thoracic spine due to a violent seizure. This left me in a back brace and, very temporarily, I lost the use of my legs.
Having previously been an exercise class addict this was very difficult to come to terms with and in the pursuit of finding some form of exercise that I would be able to partake in, I discovered yoga.
I started at a local gym doing one class a week then quickly discovered one of my gurus, Granville Cousins, who had been practicing for 40 years. I quickly became hooked on the asana practice without realising the true significance of the deep traditions & philosophy behind yoga.
My journey has evolved from then, and whilst enjoying benefitting from the physical practice, I have now studied extensively into the asana, philosophy and meditations of several different practices. I have completed 700 hours of Teacher Training in Yin, Ashtanga and Hatha. The deeper, spiritual side of yoga started to feature more in my life following the terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent death of my Mother, and sadly soon after, my father too. I do not believe that the path of a teacher is one that is ever completed, I continue to expand my knowledge in the hope of bringing what I’ve learned to my students.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to now lead a studio and would like the emphasis to be on self discovery & development for both students and teachers. Every yoga journey is never ending but ever evolving, discovering the path that is most aligned to your body & mind.