I am a fully qualified Dru Yoga (qualified in Nov 2013) & Dru Meditation Teacher (qualified in May 2015). I began discovering the power of a regular yoga practise under the guidance of my first Hatha Yoga teacher, Barbara Occleshaw in 1999 in an church hall in Colwyn Bay. Since my first class on that rainy January Wednesday evening, I was hooked! Feeling that there was something very centring and grounding within the practise, and 10 weeks pregnant with my third child, I didn’t miss a single class unless I wasn’t in Wales!!…..even taking baby Tom to classes in his car seat after he was born and breast-feeding between postures! My weekly class became my anchor through the ups and downs of life, which as well know, come thick and fast these days!
I wanted to teach from early on, but the cost and commitment of training with the responsibilities of being a single Mum with three boys under 10 meant that it was beyond my reach until 12 years after my first class, the right time came to pass. Looking up Teacher Training in North Wales on Google, I found the Dru Yoga website and an Open Day happening the very next weekend, so I dragged a willing friend along and met some of the amazing teachers at the International Training centre in Bethesda. Four months later I was on my first Teacher Training weekend. My years of waiting patiently for my dream to come true, was finally paying off!
Of course, I made new friends on the teacher training course, Helen, Palvinder and I all help and support each other now we are all teaching. Here in the photo, we are ll dressed up in Palvinder's saris at a Dru event in Bethesda.