When I became pregnant with my first baby I was like most soon-to-be mums, very excited and joyous.
Tragically after a full term pregnancy and an emergency c-section our baby was still-born. His death put shockwaves through my body.
In the aftermath of our son's death, I completely disconnected from my physical self and my healing journey from the grief and loss involved yoga and art to be able to regain a relationship to my body and heal my soul.
A few years later, having used yoga as a healing tool, I went to the Bahamas to take the Sivananda Yoga teacher training and I started teaching shortly afterwards. That same year I began my training to become an art psychotherapist. And I began my journey to become a mindset coach which would eventually lead to my being a Certified Facilitator of The Work™
The influence of yoga teacher Vanda Scaravelli came into my practice in 2005 and brought in a new understanding of how to explore the breath, the spine and the use of beauty, kindness and gravity in the practice. At that point my teaching changed and developed quite considerably.
Fast forward another decade and now I was a busy mum of two, working as an art psychotherapist, having private clients of The Work™ while continuing to teach yoga… and I was heading for a burnout.