• Charlotte Thorogood

A yoga teacher - yes, really!

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

I recently passed my practical yoga exam - the accumulation of six months 'out of my comfort zone' and studying with the most lovely bunch of girls. Thanks to everyone that has helped me by being a student, from my baby first steps to those that came to my final exam. Every single one of you has helped my confidence grow and encourage me to feel secure in what I'm doing.

Here's just a few reasons why it's been such a incredible journey so far:

It genuinely helps people.

There's something about it that gives you a bit of a warm feeling inside. Knowing that you've planned a class to help someone's ailments or well being is pretty special.

Life's about never stopping learning.

Don't they say 'you learn something new every day'. Well actually, when you leave school and university you sort of get stuck in a bit of a rut. You almost forget just how good it is for your brain to keep learning.

Everyone will benefit from it.

It's been incredible to learn something useful, something that might actually help you and others in life. I genuinely believe that in our generation when life really is all too much of a rush, yoga has so much to give to all. It's about giving yourself time, encouraging your body to move as it should and allowing your and your body space to breathe.

Receiving messages like these makes it so rewarding and worthwhile too (No... I didn't pay them!):

Thank you. I’m always so much more relaxed after yoga no matter what has happened at work during the day.

I feel so much better after yoga! I feel like I could be a better person if I did this at least once a week. It was amazing Charlotte and you explained everything so well that I felt all the stretches properly. Sometimes in Body Balance they just say something, but don't explain it well enough so I don't feel like anything happening (...probably because I am doing it wrong). I also loved you moving us slightly before the meditation.

Charlotte, I haven't slept that well in weeks! Can you do meditation on me every night please! I actually slept through my husband's alarm and then had to be woken by mind which never happens so thank you!

If you're on the cusp of embarking on a fresh adventure, taking up something new or just want re-inspiring, do it. Life's too short to find too many excuses.

Hopefully, in the not so distant future, I'll start taking classes in Thaxted and Nayland. Watch this space!

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