A deep bond formed at an early age between myself and my grandfather, who, whilst in India, made herbal medicines for his village. As he left the UK to return to India, this great and wise teacher handed me a yoga book and a prayer book and made one request, 'Practice yoga'. Aged eleven at the time, I was never to see my grandfather again. His legacy to me was a deep and profound fascination with ancient Eastern wisdom.
Training as a holistic therapist provided the tools for understanding the sensory beings that we are and instilled in me the importance of nurturing and healing ourselves. So developed a keen interest in holistic living and using nature's own medicine, the food we eat. In 2005, during a life crisis, Pranayama found me and provided the 'key' to a positive mindset and triggered a thirst for greater understanding of the mind and body balance that can be achieved through meditation. The technique proved so powerful that I decided to go to India and study under the guidance of Swami Ramdevji in order to teach Pranayama in the UK.
I went on to train as a yoga teacher, studying Kundalini Yoga level 1 at the Amrit Nam Sarovar school in the UK. Once I had completed this, I began to practice yoga more frequently and create my sadhana, which I practice daily.
Experiencing Kundalini Yoga has further enhanced my understanding that ultimately, life is all about energy. Through this sacred practice, with its roots in the Sikh Dharma, has unfolded a beautiful and unexpected reconnection. My grandfather was a devout Sikh, who was more inspired through spirituality than by religion. I now understand the wisdom of his final words to me.
My aim is to bring yoga back to its true form. Yoga is a lifestyle, as explained in the ancient yoga sutras, an inward journey of deep connection to our truth, so that we may live in harmony with nature and from which we may emanate vibrant and perfect health.