Gemma Reid

I was introduced to Yoga in the mid 1980’s. My Mum would come home from a class and show me how to challenge myself with a head or shoulder stand or show me how to ‘fly’ with acroyoga. I have practiced on and off throughout my life but more consistently in the past 12 years. Yoga has helped me through spinal injury, stress and anxiety, pregnancy and childbirth, sports recovery and more.

In 2016 due to a life in the fast lane anxiety featured highly in my young family’s day to day. Knowing and then seeing what a difference meditation and pranayama made to my children and I it was time to follow my heart and retrain in something I was truly passionate about – Yoga! I am now a member of Yoga Alliance UK having completed my 200hr TT and my 120hr kids’ yoga TT here in the UK with further training in Vinyasa, Pregnancy, Yin and Forrest Yoga completed in 2018. I believe that Yoga

really is for everybody with my youngest student to date being only 2yrs and my oldest being 101yrs.

Yoga can enrich our lives in so many ways, in the obvious physical and mental sense but it can be fun, playful, nurturing and it can go deeper, enabling us to release emotional and physical trauma, clearing the mind and allowing us the space to shift perceptions. Yoga equips us with the skills to come back to our breath, grounding us to deal with all that life throws at us.

Did I mention that I love yoga?