Get upon the mat, it is your friend indeed.
It will help you to move on,
It’s there in times of need.
It is a slow and steady; a constant, loving thing.
Respect its love and power for contentment it will bring…..
And for me I know, there has never been a time,
That I have not felt better on this mat of mine.
  • I practiced yoga for years before I started to give friends little sequences to address specific problems. I found I enjoyed it; working out the issue and then putting together movements that would help. For 25 years, I have worked alongside physiotherapists supporting people with disabilities. This helped my understanding of anatomy and body mechanics. In July 2016 I enrolled on a teacher training and my teaching became official….

 

  • I don’t know where I would be without yoga. What a difference it has made to me and my life…. My ability to be patient, understanding and kind – to myself and to others. The acceptance and awareness that, eventually, I found when I practiced. A tool to use when times are tough. The cease of the chattering mind and the joy that can be experienced in movement…

 

  • But it’s called a practice for a reason. I had to persevere.

 

  • My own practice is a mix these days. For years, it was Ashtanga but eventually my body needed a more considered approach with a variety of poses that could accommodate the change that comes with age and injury. I like my practice to flow, so I play. I pick postures and movements that feel right for that moment and still maintain a nice rhythm.

 

  • And then I got ill. Movement wasn’t an option. I was told to meditate. And I found yoga nidra. Yoga nidra has made me want to share, more than ever, this ‘other way’ of experiencing ourselves and our world.

My yoga teaching

Practice is not about being perfect, it is about being yourself………Jay Field

A BIT OF OTHER STUFF…..

I have always loved nature, every bit of it. I believe in respecting everything we share our world with, so that all things can have space to be and breathe. I am a gardener whose focus is wildlife and the provision of habitats for creatures to flourish. I believe that the yoga path/philosophy and a love and respect for the wild are inextricably linked. I have to admit to a bit of tree hugging from time to time, it just feels like the right thing to do…..