Raised in rural England, I barely knew what yoga was when I walked into a class at a gym around 2003 and stumbled on an amazing teacher and a warm, welcoming bunch of women. I spent a few weeks grumbling that ‘women my age’ couldn’t do this balancing and binding stuff, but I always went back. Before I knew it, I was doing that balancing and binding stuff… and had stopped grumbling. Thanks to yoga, I am mentally and physically fitter than I was 20 years ago, and surrounded by loving and compassionate friends. Undertaking my teacher training with Cloud Nine Yoga brought even more wonderful people into my life, reawakened the curious student in me, and has laid out the stepping stones for whatever path in life I choose next.