Drew this to help me learn the parts of the body in French for my teaching!
Drew this to help me learn the parts of the body in French for my teaching!

Eight years ago I first stepped onto a yoga mat. It was a warm summer evening. The class was hot, sweaty and, for someone who couldn’t even touch her toes, very intense.

I thought that would be the end of my yogic experience but it turned out to be be the beginning as I slowly realised how valuable yoga could be to my physical and mental health. It took me a while but slowly I built a regular practice until I took the leap and trained as a teacher.

Two years later, I found myself in front of a group of ladies in a village hall in France teaching them in French how to ‘trouvez la position de montagne’ (mountain pose) and ‘faites le Chien tête en bas‘ (downward dog). I’m only replacing their regular teacher while she’s away but that doesn’t matter to me. The point is I tried something I thought was completely beyond me and it went pretty well. There really are endless possibilities to what you can do in life.