A little bit about me
Cherries and Yoga
When I lost my mum in November 2014 after a 6 months battle with cancer I was devastated.
Lost and exhausted from trying to keep busy with my full time corporate job and my busy
family life and trying not to think about my loss ,I started 2015 with the intention of going
inwards and somehow face the ugly truth of loss and grief . That is when I stumbled upon a
local yoga class with my teacher Linda Sykes. The class was in a somewhat dodgy community hall but despite the less than perfect setting Yoga, the teacher and the other yoginis got me hooked.
Within 3 months I found myself practicing every day and still attending one or two classes a week, by June I had decided to become a teacher and registered for a 200Hours Yoga Alliance teacher training with Jill Jones which I completed in April 2016.
One day during an early morning meditation I …found myself …literally , I was sitting on my mat in silence, alone with my thoughts and my memories which all of a sudden were not scary anymore , they were just thoughts , my thoughts … that’s when I had the clear vision of what I would love to share with others , the most precious gift Yoga can give , the possibility to be present and be you , exactly as you are .
The desire to share this gift underpins my teaching and my practice and I really do hope that I can help Yoga bring light in other people’s life as it has done for me whatever their current
battles may be.
One last note on the name Cherry Yoga. A few years ago my parents bought a rural house up in the Colli Euganei area in the Veneto region of Italy where I am originally from . Somewhere near the house there was an ancient cherry tree so big you could hardly hug it .
Despite its size this tree was capable of giving the sweetest tiny fruits. Sadly the tree had to be taken down but its seedlings live on in the smaller trees all around.
The same is true of Yoga, born 5,000 years ago or earlier it still lives on today , in every down-dog and every head-stand and every savasana we take.
The sweet taste of cherries will live on as long as there are cherry trees …
I spent many lazy afternoons under the shade of this tree doing nothing but laying on the grass watching the clouds go by, and being present, being me.
Thank you for reading.
Love and Light