A boyfriend took me to my first Ashtanga class when I was 20. The feeling afterwards of being so alert, yet so relaxed, was something I had never experienced before. It was totally compelling.
Was there a moment when you realised that you wanted to pursue yoga seriously?
I don’t think so, it was gradual. From that first class on, it became more and more important with every practice.
How has yoga changed you?
Without a doubt, Yoga has made me more grounded, steady and able to appreciate and have perspective. It sounds extreme, but I mean it when I say that without it, I wouldn’t know who or what I am to the same extent.
What's your advice to people considering starting yoga?
Try several different classes and several different teachers to see what you like. Don’t let yourself be put off by anyone or anything. Everyone is unique and there is such an abundance of styles and flavours out there I really believe there is something for everyone.
What is your approach to teaching?
I approach with a kind heart and curiosity. I stick to what feels authentic and only teach what I have a deep understanding of - if I can’t tell you why, I won’t teach it.
My favourite quote as a yogi:
Meditation is essentially a process of taking more and more delight in less and less, so that you are delighted to simply exist and be breathing ___ Lorin Roche