"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be"
- Lao Tzu
In my early 20's I had an energy treatment just out of curiosity, it was this that changed my life forever. During the session, I could feel the energy move around the body, I felt so relaxed and at peace - 'I want to learn this!' I heard me screaming inside, so others can feel this too. This started my journey towards health incorporating energy sessions, nutrition, yoga, lifestyle changes, feng shui and my inquisitiveness for truth - spirituality.
I recall a lecturer once saying ' I'm here to help others improve their health so they can continue doing the things they love to do.’ Perfect.
She was speaking with so much passion and emotion, that I will never forget.
After all, is this not what health care professionals are here to do?
So with regards to myself, like many people I have suffered from periods of stress resulting in low concentration and focus, long nights of learning, poor food choices (despite being a nutritionist) with little or no exercise, studying for a Masters in Nutrition definitely took its toll on me, I was not feeling my best. Headaches too have never been an issue until all of a sudden I was getting them every few months and even then I was in self denial, 'nothing to worry about it will go'! ...heard this before? Luckily for me, I knew this was short term and could re-balance myself quite quickly, however I realised for others this may not be the case; so time to put the years of learning into practise. Then I found yoga! Not only the postures (asanas) but breathing (pranayama) and my beloved Yoga Nidra, that were the icing on the cake.
Discovering the winning combination
Wise food choices helped, however there was something lacking and it is only when I combined nutrition, energy work & Yoga did I see results quickly. Sensing the energy in the head and also the gut, confirmed to me the relationship between the gut and the brain, and how important it is to work in both areas.
So helping others with current health issues and also in preventing issues later on in life as much as possible, is what I'm here to do; there is so much that can be done with good food choices and healthy lifestyle. The brain needs certain nutrients and if lacking may disrupt its functioning, such as emotional conditions.
Continuing education is vital in order to keep up to date with latest developments which will be of benefit to clients, regular training and conferences inform of the latest research and new developments in the field of nutrition and lifestyle.
What inspires me
Although Nutrition, Energy work & Yoga are important in my life, the main focus is Self Realisation / Awakening, some call it Liberation or knowing your True Self. Meditation, satsangs, reading spiritual literature, volunteer work are just some of the activities that provides joy and fulfilment in my life.
However it is really 'Life' that is the true teacher, learning from yourself, from others and from situations. There are people who are truly inspirational and have guided my never ending journey, for whom I feel forever blessed that we meet again.
Let's chat to see if anything is of interest to you
Now for the practical training and experience, since 2006.
PTLLS Adult Education Teacher
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