Starting Yoga at 60…
After attending drop in yoga classes offered at my community centre and gym, I had
a strong desire to learn more.
I gifted myself a 4 week Yoga Basics Workshop at Breathe Yoga Studio for my 60th Birthday.
This turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made.
I was working in a busy paediatric clinic at the time and my exercise was running and swimming. Yoga provided a different way
for me to mobilize joints, strengthen muscle and stretch out tight hamstrings.
Yoga Gifted Me with Such a Sense of Well Being I Wasn’t Expecting.
However it was the alignment of the breath with movement that created such a strong sense of well being for me. That sense of well being lingered long after class and kept me returning to the mat.
The sense of lightness, calmness and shared community helped me navigate the challenges of my daily life.
With a regular yoga practice I have noticed that areas in my body have become more open. Also muscle aches,
stiffness and discomfort that normally with aging, or repetitive use, are actually decreased.
That I decided to enrol in Yoga Teacher Training and become a Yoga Teacher.
I never expected to enroll in the Teacher Training Program at Breathe Yoga Studio 8 years after
my Yoga Basics Workshop, but I’m very grateful to my teachers for having encouraged
me to do so. Apart from deepening my own practice, it made me realize the benefit
of yoga for myself, was just coming to the mat and trying, and not to perform the
Age is no barrier to begin your own yoga journey!
I continue to be inspired and supported by my yoga teachers and fellow yogis.