I first discovered Yoga in February 2007, in an attempt to combat a bad bout of depression that I was going though at that time. I was first drawn to Ashtanga Vinyasa flow, which is a fast flowing energetic style of yoga, but as my practiced developed, I began to realise that I wanted more form yoga than just the physical practice, consequently I began practiced other styles of yoga such as Iyengar and Sivananda with many different teachers, finely settling on Hatha Yoga, which is often a blend of several schools of yoga, Hatha Yoga focuses more on the aliment of each asana and sometimes includes some mediation and or chanting.
After a few years, my practice had developed sufficiently that my teachers were beginning to suggest that I look into becoming a yoga teacher myself, saying that my patience, enthusiasm and caring approach to the people around me, coupled with my strong practice, would make me a very good teacher. After much deliberation and research, I finally decided to undertake the 200 hour teacher training course at CamYoga in Cambridge, since completing this course I have furthered my studies by obtaining a certificate in First aide, and am currently looking into further my studies in some way.
While initially drawn to yoga as a purely physical exercise regime, I have discovered that yoga not only improves your general physical fitness, strength and joint suppleness, but will over time through exercise, meditation and breathing, create a balance in the mind and body, which will give the practitioner a felling overall well-being.