I first met Sue at a weekend yoga retreat in the English countryside. Her warmth and presence was immediate. I have been ever since drawn to her beautiful soul and ability to bring gentleness and raw vulnerability to any environment. She’s candid, she’s sensitive, she’s kind – and she’s so so much more. I couldn’t wait to collaborate, and I’m ever so grateful the universe has somehow pulled us together.
You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe.
You think you belong to this world of dust and matter.
Out of this dust,
You have created a personal image and have forgotten,
About the essence of your true origin
My yoga journey began when I was at the lowest point in my life. After 14 years of marriage I was going through a divorce, and with two very young children and a demanding career in the fashion industry I was struggling to manage. As a result I hit rock bottom and wrote myself off as a failure.
I started searching for a way to find comfort and peace. I read a few self-help books, went to therapy and watched a couple of movies until I came across one called Eat, Pray, Love. That was a turning point in my life. It seemed I was watching my own story and could totally relate to the main character, apart from that I don’t look anything like Julia Roberts!
Soon after, I started going to a yoga class near my home once a week and began to study different methods. As time went by, my knowledge was increasing and my body getting stronger. By this time I was doing three to four classes a week, and curiously exploring different styles, studios and teachers.
My practice and commitment deepened when I stayed at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales and was introduced to Raja Yoga and meditation. It became a regular destination and I managed to complete a number of short courses.
One day the Swamaiji asked me why I didn’t consider becoming a yoga teacher and it was at that moment that a spark of light started to shine towards the idea. At this point, it was very clear that I wanted to follow a Tantric path. The spiritual and meditative aspects of yoga were highly important and I wanted to be able to teach it one day.
After searching for a while, I nearly lost hope and about to give up on a desirable teacher training course in London that could quench my thirst for this path. I came across Yogiraj, Katrina Repka, by pure luck and began my 200 hours yoga teacher training in Ishta, (Integration science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda).
I qualified as 200 hrs Ishta certified in 2013 and started to teach on and off. After a year of allowing my course to root deeply, I returned to Ishta Yoga School and completed my 300 hrs.
Today I am teaching my private clients regularly and collaborate in events and workshops with my like-hearted friends, alongside my career, still in the fashion industry.
My main aim in life is to follow this lineage and go deeper, to be able to touch those who meet me on their journey, whether through yoga or simply life.
Om namah shivaya