"I toyed around with the yoga lifestyle on and off my whole life but it wasn’t until I had my first big bout of depression that I started to take my practice more seriously
I was training to be a dancer in a competitive London school. I had moved from a small village in Ireland to the big city of London and I started to feel very alone
The pressure of the showbiz industry got to me. I’m a very emotional person and the constant rejection and anger chipped away my positive perspective on life
My depression and anxiety became too much to bear, I dropped out of training and took up an office job. I was miserable and had no emotional or creative outlet
My fiancé suggested that I up my meditation and yoga practice (dancing brought back too many negative emotions). Yoga helped me enormously, I practiced twice daily as a way to cope with the stress my hideous office job.
Yoga made me realise my self worth. It introduced me to the healing power of meditation, crystals and veganism
I quit my terrible office job.
I moved back to the tranquillity of Ireland.
I began teaching ballet to grateful, enthusiastic children
I’ve started a creative writing degree.
Yoga opened my eyes to the value of self care, it has healed me in ways I wouldn’t have thought possible.
I’m happy now.
I’m creative again.
I’m embracing my inner child.
Yoga has saved my life 🙏"