They say you don’t know what you have until its gone…
They say you don’t know what you have until its gone, well I found that out in 2013 when I fell ill with pneumonia. This experience really made me think differently about my life, so that year I decided that for things to change, I had to change. I began to prioritise my health which had always been put on the back burner, and plugged in to personal development feeding my body and my mind; this was the beginning of my transformation! Naturally I began to share new ways of thinking, and in turn I watched the lives of others transform around me; I had found my purpose! So that year working alongside my 9-5 I became a life coach.
All the books, audios and videos I studied suggested yoga as an ideal form of exercise not only for the physical aspect, but to also strengthen the mind. I had practiced yoga on and off since I was about 18 but I had never really committed it to routine. I now understood just how beneficial it was, so quickly developed the habit of showing up on my mat!
Have continuously strived since to add value to peoples lives through IGo yoga.. starting out in the community and now the studio. I simply aim to share my journey and my space with likeminded people on a path to live a happier healthier more prosperous life.
After a meditative but challenging practice I felt incredible; I could take on the world and I did! It was a healthy hobby. Then on a chilly October night in 2014, I suddenly sat up right in bed as if I had had a nightmare, my partner turn to me to see if I was ok. In a sure voice I whispered “I want to teach yoga”! Once the words had escaped my lips, I cringed waiting for him to disapprove and roll over… but he didn’t. Instead he instantly perked up and replied ‘that’s a great idea! It just made sense! If I was committed to developing my yoga practice why not share the experience with others who needed it too?
For the six next months I couldn’t take my mind off yoga! I felt a burning desire inside me that was just waiting to escape, and whenever I closed my eyes I could visualise myself sharing my journey with a room full of inspiring people, just like me. I just couldn’t ignore it any longer, so without warning I quit my job and booked a last minute flight to Goa, India to learn from the best. My partner was so inspired that he decided to come along for support!
I felt liberated!
After an intense month out in the scorching heat of India I finally passed my Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course. I was on top on the world and I was in control of my life!
IGo Yoga started out in the local community where i found other amazing yogi’s whom i was able to share my classes with…and now we have gone from strength to strength with the opening of the IGo Yoga studio.
My classes incorporate a mixture of traditional yoga music and soulful house which enables individuals to focus their awareness inwards, develop the ability to quiet the mind & in turn allow external pressures melt away to achieve a state of wellbeing.
I begin each class by taking yogis through a series of poses known as Surya Namskara (Sun Salutation) a tradition ashtanga yogi’s swear by as it ignites heat within the body warming up the muscles and joints. It also stimulates the cardiovascular system, cleansing the body from the inside out!. Once the body is reenergised and the mind calm, we flow through a series of postures that encompass a full body work out. I always like to incorporate a mixture of postures which include standing, seated, balancing, as well as core work, hip openers, backbends and inversions.
I encourage all yogi’s to express their own uniqueness by listening to how their body responds to each posture, embracing limitations as they will eventually be overcome with persistence!
I hope that you enjoy your IGo Yoga experience and I look forward to seeing you on your mat soon!
I am only an email away, if there is anything i can do to help you in anyway please feel free to drop my an email and i will be sure to get back to you!
Love & Light