It all started with...
A lot of confusion! Confusion about what I was doing, why I was doing it and what I really wanted.
Backtrack to 2014 and I had just moved to London. I was lucky enough to work in some pretty large, internationally recognised businesses both in the music and fashion industry. While I had some amazing experiences in these years – and I learnt a lot from them – something never sat right with me on this path. A lot of people would marvel at the career I had forged – from the outside it looked and sounded like a complete dream – but as with everything, the reality of the day-to-day wasn't the glamour of what people saw.
At this time, I had started to practice yoga as a way to deal with anxiety and a way in which to find some sense of control or calm at a time when I felt totally out of my depth and out of control in every other way. In the beginning, I practiced whatever style of yoga was available. I remember walking into one of my first ever yoga classes and the receptionist said ‘This is Bikram, have you practiced hot yoga before?’ I had no idea I had booked in a Bikram class and it was an induction of fire! I practiced this for around one year before branching into other styles, primarily power and rocket yoga. The practice has stayed with me ever since.
Fast forward to 2017 and after feeling totally fed up with the trajectory I was on, I quit my full-time job, moved into freelance work and embarked on my yoga teacher training.
Now, I am the co-founder of a bi-annual printed publication called Omnom, a magazine about ethical food and lifestyle. We interview all sorts of incredible people about how they are contributing to a better, more mindful and conscious society. I love using my photography and writing skills to create something that has hopefully inspired at least a few people to also examine their choices with a critical eye and to make positive change to their lives.
Outside of the magazine, I am also a freelance creative and of course, a yoga teacher and student!
I cannot describe how much joy shaping my own path has brought me. Yes, it's been hard. But it's also been exhilarating, wonderful and empowering.
Through teaching yoga, I hope to light that same spark of self-determination and self-direction in others, that yoga has shown to me. Yoga is a journey for life and there's so much to discover.
See you on the mat x