YOGA MADE ME DO IT

Loren

I started practising yoga when I was going through a huge amount of turmoil in my life, marriage ended, event management business closed, travel plans cancelled, jobless & moved back in with my parents (Saturn’s return was heavy for me!)

Laura

My practice began with a more physical desire to move and increase my mobility, but over time it has shifted to a more subtle awareness... you start to acknowledge and honour the different versions of you that showed up to the mat, all looking for something.

Meg

Through a regular yoga practice I came to realise how unkind I was being to myself. I’ve always been kind to my body in terms of eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep, but I realised through yoga that I wasn’t treating myself kindly in the way I would talk to myself.

Bas

Yoga has given me energy and mental clarity to pursue my hectic life as a freelance photographer in the best physical and mental state possible.
It makes me feel sharper and light, it's such a boost. Pretty hard to describe without sounding overly profound.

Meg

This will be a life long journey of continual personal growth and connection - but the connection that I have to my body at the moment is the strongest it has ever been.

Debbie

I had practiced bits and pieces years ago while I was living in Sri Lanka but I had never done proper yoga before until February this year. I’ve always struggled to find something I could be passionate about so I decided to give it a go.

Biddy

Self-care is something that I was forced to learn and strictly implement during my training and journey to becoming a psychologist. One of the most important life lessons I have learnt to date is that you can’t be there and support others’ to the best of your ability, when you are not looking after numero uno!

Nikita

 

The poses are a gateway to connect the mind to the body on one harmonious frequency. I believe this is what sets yoga apart from other forms of physical practice.

Stuart

I was always go go go! Train as hard as you can, talk as much as you can, do as much as you can. I find now I really enjoy my alone time especially on the mat at the end of a class when everyone else rushes off to do what's next! That's where the magic happens. 

Hannah

Practicing yoga has inspired me to delve a little deeper into mindfulness and explore the way I look at the world. It has definitely helped me through some tough times and provided me tools which help in all sorts of day-to-day situations.

Summer

I can't say I was that passionate at the start. Probably the opposite. But Jani was so patient. Slowly my lack of passion turned into a deep desire to learn and forever work with the practice.

Maddy

Despite “self-care” being an over-hyped, now almost defunct word, the act of looking after ourselves should be our number one priority.

Shirley

Before doing my Yoga Teacher Training, I wouldn't have considered myself spiritual but it has opened my eyes to a greater awareness of ALL of the energy around me and within me

Imogen

Day to day treating myself is taking even just a few minutes out of my day to meditate or be in my own space doing something that makes me happy. This can range from anything- cooking, exercise, reading or even setting aside time to face time/catch up with friends

Ryan

I was a happy kid but my mind would run away filled with fear, which when triggered sent me into a really scary place. This brought me to regular meditation and a journey of inner awareness.

Emily

My connection with yoga was taken one step further one year ago when I moved from New Zealand to Singapore and decided to make practice a daily part of my life.

 I left behind six years in a corporate job.

Anna

Yoga has inspired me to be grateful. I have struggled with always wanting more and never being content with myself or with parts of my life. Yoga gives me the time and space to think about how lucky I am.

Tahnee

Sometimes when I’ve been to a class and I’ve pushed myself physically, mentally or spiritually and had a new experience, I go out into the day with a newfound appreciation for what I am capable of and an overall sense of peace.

Kate

Yoga has given me the courage to quit being a full time Primary School Teacher after 6 years of teaching.  It has helped me come realise what is important and how I want to live my life, as I know how short life can be!

Jess

Have you ever had one of those times in your life where it brings you to your knees? ...  I was on my knees, not sure how I was going to get up or where I was going next... I went to a Hatha yoga class

Lizzie

I find it fascinating feeling, learning and observing the parallels between my artwork and yoga - the discipline, the flow, the focus, the passion, the balance between rules and freedom - There are many! 

Sara

For me yoga keeps me sane! I feel like it’s helped me to be a calmer more understanding human.

Reweti

At the end you leave freer than when you entered, unfettered by those daily, burdensome memories.

Bridget

I first discovered yoga on a solo adventure to India in 2013...I felt instantly connected to the ancient practice and knew that this was only the beginning.

Kylie

I have learned to believe in myself.  I teach because I want to inspire others to also believe in themselves.  

Daisy

My yoga practice has helped me call in my soul mate and I continue to use it as a tool to better myself in my relationship and everyday life.

Kiri

I first practiced yoga at the age of 5. I experienced quite a bit of anxiety as a kid, so my mom thought giving yoga a try might help alleviate some of my symptoms.

Beatrice

I'd never considered myself to be a 'sporty' person and I made that mean that all forms of movement were just not enjoyable for me...Yoga was the first thing that really connected me to my mind and body.

Chantal

I believe that its just in my constitution that I am one of those souls that tends to take on a good old fashion challenge... but to be honest they are not always welcome.

Romy

I started practicing yoga in the womb! I like to take the credit for my mum becoming a yoga teacher - she started practicing yoga when she became pregnant with me.

Samantha

Yoga is hard, yoga is personal and yoga is honest- yoga is for everyone.

Tim

Running, Cycling, Circuit Training, Swimming, Cross-Fitt, Exercise classes, Boxing. They all have their pros and cons, but for me, none of them are as efficient as yoga. 

Eva

I love learning about how our bodies move, and how we can move in a way to keep our bodies injury and pain free.

Mari-Halina

It was the beginning of a long line of emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual obstacles I had to overcome.

Maria

One of the most important things that yoga has taught me is to take better care of myself.

Hamish

I was on steroids for very bad psoriasis, I had high blood pressure - and I was obese... I was seeing physiotherapists, GPs, back surgeons - knee specialists, skin specialists- but nothing was really working with conventional medicine for me.

Chevanne

I was trying to maintain a job in administration and be everything to everybody else but basically living a life of bad decisions that were hurting the people I loved the most.

Rosie

When you sit in your own mess long enough, you unwind years of emotion and tension – it sounds like something Yogis just preach about a lot, but it is true and it does happen.

Tama

The practice has opened me up to being patient, it has given me more control of my breathing and also I feel it is a form of release in regards to stress and tension.

Claire

Now I relish those things that make me feel good... from how ridiculously happy I get from my first sip of coffee ... to swapping my gym membership so that I could spend more time outdoors or on my mat.

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