This was only partly due to my own age, and all the stuff I have packed into that time. It had more to do with the wide range of ages I tough through my work as a yoga teacher, confidence coach and public speaker.
I had a 30 year career in HR and Recruitment Consultancy. I have been married and divorced twice. I have been bankrupt. I have built a successful business. I have walked away from it. I have been very ill, very broken physically and mentally. I have been very overweight. I have been a lot of stuff, but the fact that I am so much older sets me apart, mostly, as a yoga teacher because I am still learning.
I ended up being a finalist, and attending the glittering awards ceremony in Liverpool as one of only 5 selected nationally in this category. This was a win in itself. I have not talked about this much, because it all felt a tad unreal. But now, a year later, I feel more confident to release some of the wonderful testimonials I received as part of this nomination. They appear in the video, which I made for the final selection process. I tried to make the video more about my students than myself. I think I managed to get that right!
If you think that you are too old, too fat, too immobile, too ill, or too anything else – Believe me please! Life starts when you want it to. Don’t wait until you feel ready. Start now, even if it is imperfect. You will not regret it.
If I can help you feel better about your body, your life and yourself, please book some time in my diary here.