In 2017, when I was 7 months pregnant, I signed up for Pregnancy Yoga teacher training with @YogaMamaLondon. I didn’t know if I would want to go down the path of teaching Pregnancy Yoga once I completed my training. I signed up thinking I would learn a lot of things for myself but as a matter of fact, I have been teaching pregnant women, covering classes at Triyoga in Ealing, and it turned out to be one of the most rewarding and heartwarming classes I teach. Being pregnant and giving birth has given me the opportunity to add a layer of awareness and empowerment to the already strong woman’s nature. It made me meet some inspirational women who are purveyors of physiologic birth and are fighting to let women own their births.
Lastly, this year I felt it was the right time to enroll in my 300hrs Teacher Training. It took me a while to decide but I knew who I wanted to do it: Jason Crandel. I completed my first 2 week module and though a month has passed and a lot of the information is still marinating in my head, I am so glad and happy to have chosen to do it. I feel like my teaching till now has been a long process of cutting patterns, sewing and stitching and with this training I am fitting my creative piece of fabric into a structure, into a skeleton.
My decision to turn my passion into my work was not easy and mine felt like an organic and natural transition from a 9 to 5 to becoming a mom and full-time yoga teacher in central and West London. It sometimes amazes me how this practice has stayed with me all of these years, the twists and turns, the rewards but also the disappointments, the learning curves and endless mutation of your body and mind as a practitioner. It’s one of the richest aspects of my life, one that I have chosen over and over again with no external conditioning, one that I have developed and nurtured and that has supported me and shaped me in ways I would have never expected.