A lot of my students ask me how I started with yoga. To be honest, yoga and I wasn’t a love-at-first-sight relationship. And I hadn’t even planned to become a yoga teacher one day.
But, well, then life comes in between…
I had my first yoga lesson around 10 years ago in Zurich. It was a hot yoga studio, heated up to almost 40 degrees. I was literally dying. My best friend brought me there, telling me that Lady Gaga does her workout there too. We had got the 10-day pass, but only went twice 😂. It took me 6 years to enter another yoga studio…
In 2013, I got serious health issues in Paris. I had seen a lot of doctors but no one could help. There was only one who told me to do yoga, because of my creepy spine. Well, I followed that advice, but still didn’t really enjoy the classes.
In 2015, I backpacked through South East Asia and did yoga at beautiful places… On top of mountains in a secluded open-air studio, at the beach… at beautiful spots in Lombok. That’s when I realized that location was key for me, and that yoga works so well when you are travelling. All you need is to pack yourself.
In May 2017, I decided to do my yoga teacher training at a beautiful spot, and so went to Byron Bay, Australia. There’s a lot of that hippie and spiritual vibe there. I started the training with the intention to improve my own practice and to learn more about the human anatomy. During the 200 hours of training, I realized that I liked to be on the other side of the mat, and that I enjoy teaching. So here I am. You know the rest of the story.
So, don’t worry, even if you are not into yoga right away, it is an evolving process. And sometimes, it takes 10 years. 😉
See you on the mat!
Namaste, Solveig :)