Trust me - I have been where you are! Six years ago I have found myself in the midst of personal crisis - burned out, stressed, unhappy and unhealthy. I was battling addictions - to work, wine, cigarettes, shopping, food - all the things that would give me immediate gratification but inevitably leave me empty in the long run. Finally, this lifestyle led me to a complete breakdown, both physically and mentally, and forced me to stop and re-evaluate my life.
Yoga has been a part of my life since I was a teenager but more as an on/off hobby rather than a discipline. However, at that particular point in my life, it became my refuge. Within weeks of integrating a consistent yoga practice into my daily routine, my mood began to improve. Within months I no longer had the need to smoke and drink alcohol to have fun or soothe myself. I've become a vegetarian and cut all junk and processed food out of my diet. My health improved.
Fast forward 3 years and I have completed my second Yoga Teacher Training Course, let go of a career that was no longer lighting me up, and was teaching yoga full time. However, something was missing. Despite all the improvements that have already taken place I've continued to struggle with fibromyalgia symptoms, digestive issues and fatigue. That's when I found Ayurveda - or rather, it found me! Fascinated by what this 5,000 years old science has to offer to the modern world, I've embarked on a year-long study of Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles. These are the principles that form the basis of Ayurvedic treatment and have the potential to activate the body's innate ability to heal itself and prevent the development of future illness.
I would love to say that everything was easy and perfect after that but life is not that simple. Between 2017 and 2020, I had to temporarily put my teaching on hold and return to my previous career which involved working 9 to 5 in a busy and stressful environment. That's how I really got to test all that I learned! I realised that in order for me to maintain good health and a calm mind for the duration of that time, I needed to work on creating balance in my life. Blessed with the knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda, especially in relation to integrating daily routine, suitable diet and appropriate daily yoga practices, I had to find ways in which I could apply this knowledge in a balanced and methodical way, sensitive to my situation, my work schedule and the state of my health.
My personal experience and findings in the last 6 years, together with the knowledge that I have acquired from my extensive studies, all form the basis of my Diet & Lifestyle Coaching Programme. My methodology is about taking centuries-old wisdom and modifying it in the way that it is accessible and applicable to the modern world. It is about the individualistic approach to change, based on Your health, Your personality, Your work and Your personal circumstances.
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