I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOGA THE VERY FIRST TIME WE MET.

Hello, I’m Becs and this is my story…

I discovered yoga in 1994. I bought a DVD and practised for the very first time at home. I still remember how amazing the practice made me feel as I lay on my mat in Savasana – it was like magic! I fell in love with yoga from that moment on. Not only did I see a huge improvement in my physical health, but my inner world transformed too.

Many years passed by and I continued to practice either at home or by taking classes at my local gym. I was hooked.

For nearly 20 years, I worked as a graphic designer in Nottingham – a demanding role that saw me managing multiple deadlines. I wasn’t passionate about design in the same way my colleagues were, and over time I found myself feeling extremely unfulfilled in my career. I felt that I didn’t fit in anymore and my confidence was at an all-time low. This pressure started to take its toll and my own health began to suffer when I started to get severe migraines. The rest, they say is history!

My new career began with 200 hours of yoga teacher training with Bahia Yoga in Nottingham. It was the best decision I have ever made. The course, recognised globally by the Yoga Alliance, was life-changing and I graduated as a Hatha Yoga teacher in 2015.

From there, my life changed beyond measure. Nothing had ever felt so ‘right’ and I quickly realised that I had found my purpose. I was excited to share this life-changing experience with the rest of the world.

I am a barefoot dreamer, free spirit, pursuer of happiness and lover of life.

Like anything in life, my teaching has evolved over the years however my core values are still the same. I understand that yoga goes far beyond the physical practice and ‘shapes’ we create on the mat. But rather it can be used as a tool for transformation of our inner world, shaping who we become when we are off the mat.

My teaching style is a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, where asanas (postures) flow from one to the next. I offer yoga as a welcoming and nurturing experience with an understanding that it’s not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ practice. I encourage everyone to practice at their own pace, and to take the bits that work and leave the bits that don’t.

I have taught a wide variety of classes across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire over the years, within universities, high performing sports clubs, businesses and gyms.

I’m now based locally in Woodhouse Eaves and specialise in teaching private yoga. I offer wellness workshops and host retreats, including home retreats for small groups of friends and family, and I have an online studio for those who like to practice at home.

I AM LEARNING WHO I AM, FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Having discovered meditation when I was in my thirties, I became curious about Buddhism and attended a course at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre. The teachings resonated with me and I was naturally drawn to this way of life. I began reading books and learning more about meditation and mindfulness.

Over time, my interest in this approach evolved into a deep connection and passion. Meditation and mindfulness have since become not only a daily practice but a way of life that brings a sense of purpose, inner peace and joy.

In 2016, I went on to train as a meditation and mindfulness teacher with Zenways. The course is recognised globally by the Independent Yoga Network. Whilst the course equipped me with the skills to teach an 8-week meditation and mindfulness course for wellbeing, this was by far the deepest and most enlightening journey I have been on to date.

By living more of my life in the present moment, I felt a deep sense of connection, not just with life itself but with those around me, and the wider universe.

I’m integrated with the full mind, body and spiritual benefits that yoga & meditation offers, and I believe that everyone deserves to live healthy, happy and free lives. I am inspired by nature. I became plant-based in 2017 and wish for a greener planet for us all to share in future generations to come.

My main inspiration continues to be my practice and I seek to constantly evolve. I’ve learned so many things about both myself and life. I’ve learned faith and trust and faced some of my deepest fears. I’ve learned to access my own strength, inner and outer. I’ve learned patience, that it is in the moment that you are about to give up that the biggest breakthroughs come. I’ve learned acceptance, that where you are is exactly where you are meant to be. I’ve learned how to fully live in and appreciate the now, and how to access a quiet place within that is available no matter what external chaos is going on. But most of all I am learning who I am, who I truly am, from the inside out. This journey is never-ending and my learning continues every day.

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By living more of my life in the present moment I became calmer, happier and felt a deep sense of connection, not just with life itself, but with those around me and with the wider Universe.