I first attended a Yoga Class as long ago as 1979 and studied a wide variety of styles of Yoga over the next few years including at the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre in West London where I also studied meditation. Between 1981 and 1984 I taught Yoga at “The Centre” in Charing Cross.
In the mid 1980s I changed jobs, got married, moved to Sussex and started a family. Yoga rather took a back seat in all this excitement!, I continued to practice from time to time but didn’t attend or teach any classes.
From 1993 onwards I helped coach my son’s age group at Horsham Rugby Club and in 1997 qualified as a coach. However it was around that time that I started to suffer from back pain as an indirect result of a minor physical disability. Part of the ongoing treatment of this condition has been to work on my core strength and keeping my spine flexible, and it was in this connection that I first came across Pilates. I have now been regularly attending classes for 15 years.
After more than 30 years as an IT consultant, I recently began to ask myself what I would like to do next. Remembering how much I enjoyed teaching Yoga all those years ago, I decided to study as a Pilates instructor, and here I am! In May 2016 I finally gave up the day job and now teach four classes a week.