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Finding Purpose: A Personal Story 
 

Just before I started yoga teacher training, I was at cross-roads in my life. A major one. 

It was September 2016 and I had just re-prioritised my life; leaving a full-time job and my favourite Yorkshire city, lots of joyful times and some less-fun experiences, like…a serious relationship that wasn’t quite right - to name one of them! 

On the day mentioned, I’d rushed in from the office job that I was doing at the time, sat myself down and took a deep breath. It was visiting time at the hospice where my mum was being cared for, and you never knew quite what to expect. There were tears, sometimes roaring laughter and usually frank words….

On this particular day I was met with the very direct voice of a fearless mother, nearing the end of her life. 

I remember her question so clearly:

"Isn’t it time to do something different with your life?!" 

On this day her words empowered me and gave me the permission that I needed to follow a longing that I’d felt for a while.  My search for a more fulfilling life became a much more serious quest… 

I remember arriving home that day feeling different. Something inside of me softened and I began to make space for myself. It began with physical space; a relaxing spot at home where I could begin a home yoga practice.  

I knew deep down that what I was trying to start, was a different kind of life, and I knew that what lay ahead was more of an internal journey, and that the external stuff could wait –(for a while at least!) 

My priority on this day was to ease an anxiety and overwhelm that had arisen, to re-connect and focus, and to create space for new possibilities. 

Here are the Dru Yoga practices that I began with. I'd love for you to experience their power. It's a class taught by Monica Staniforth, one of our wonderful Dru Yoga course tutors >> Experience for yourself, the power of Dru Yoga

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