reluctantly started practicing Yoga in 2007 when my
heavily pregnant wife gave up her place in one of
Jackie’s classes and convinced me to take it after a
great deal of persuasion – she never got the place back.
Steadily over those years Yoga has become an
indispensable part of my life and I have found myself
incorporating the practice into everyday life as I
became more aware of how my body and my breathing
During the pandemic I greatly missed the 1-2-1 practice
and it reinforced just how important Yoga practice was
to me. I concluded that perhaps the best way to ensure
that Yoga stayed in my life was to start teaching it. I
embarked on an apprenticeship with Jackie in 2020 and
started teaching my first class in January 2023. Like
many classes it has students with a wide range of
abilities and even in this short time, I have loved
seeing students making progress.
I strongly believe that the body holds on to its
experiences, both good and bad, and that over the years
this is reflected in the way we move and hold ourselves.
Bodies, especially older bodies have a lot to say and
Yoga is our opportunity to listen and understand and
change. There is so much in Yoga that everyone can use,
take away and embed into their life and I look forward
to having Yoga alongside me for the rest of mine.