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Freediving with Blue Chitta in Bali 2018

Freediving with Blue Chitta in Bali 2018

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From a very young age I have always been interested in health and fitness, I danced from the age of 11 - 19 when my life dramatically changed. I suffered a brain haemorrhage, I was left with right side paralysis and could not speak. Through sheer determination and 3 months of great rehabilitation in Sheffield Northern General Hospital I started walking again, It was a very slow process. 6 years later I moved to London and continued my career as a creative makeup artist. I attended yoga classes to de-stress as working in the fashion industry was unbelievably demanding. I found I had more passion for myself and more creativity within my daily yoga practice than I did at work, so I then made the decision to change my career and booked in for my 200hr Hatha yoga course with an exceptional tutor Eleanor Ramsby. This course made me feel like nothing in my life was impossible and my mental and physical strength completely changed. Yoga became part of my daily routine, my attitude changed from negative thoughts to positive thoughts, my stress, anger and frustration dissolved to almost nothing through my teacher training. I started to teach as soon as I graduated in 2016. I am currently training in pregnancy, postnatal and womb yoga where I graduate in June 2019.

My vision of yoga is to focus on the bodies alignment and strength whilst keeping a softness in the breath and calmness in the mind. My Yoga classes are slow flowing from posture to posture with as much ease and comfort as possible, as everybody is made with a different structure. Pranayama (breathing) exercises are at the start and end of every practice, building up with small movements to warm the bodies joints and get blood circulating. I always encourage my students practice what they feel, to take deeper postures and be aware of breath, leaving the class feeling a sense of calm, Refreshed and revitalised.

My hobbies outside of work are swimming in my local pool and free diving when in warmer waters. This has become a huge part of my life thanks to Blue Chitta, who I trained with in Panama. Free diving gives you the skills of mind over matter and relaxation. Using breathing techniques as used in yoga practices to slow down your heart rate and become fully conscious and present. I am studying par time diploma in marine biology.