Yoga Instructor, 44
Where to start? I first tried yoga in 2014 after looking for a less impactful form of exercise following years of running and developing "crunchy knees". I was instantly hooked on hot yoga and embarked on a Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited training course at the start of 2016. I graduated that summer, and after teaching once a week at a hot yoga studio in Milton Keynes for around 6 months, I set up my own village hall class.
Balancing my successful career in logistics became increasingly difficult and I found myself drawn more and more to teaching yoga. I made the decision to walk away from my logistics career in May 2018 and have never looked back. I miss having a fancy company car but that's the only thing!
I now teach classes online and in person at my local village hall in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea every week and I love it. I also work at a hot yoga studio in Morpeth. I host day, weekend and week retreats in the UK and abroad and publish my own podcast where I talk to yogis, teachers and studio owners about their lives on and off the mat. I have also designed a small range of yoga inspired, organic cotton tops, available to buy online.