Hi, my name’s Rachael, I’m a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Let me tell you a bit about what exercise means to me and the changes I believe it can make in your life.
Fundamentally, what we all want in life is to be truly happy. It seems like such a simple observation, but the reality of achieving this is often so complex. With busy routines, economic challenges and personal demons, the art of happiness can easily escape our grasp. Finding calm in stressful situations, feeling happy with your body, quietening the chatter of your mind, whatever it may be that you need in your life, it is achievable. Big changes in our lives come from the many small decisions we make on a day to day basis. How we see the world and the mental filters through which we look at our experiences, impact our happiness.
For me, the road to unconditional happiness is to love myself fully, with all my flaws and quirks and to accept each moment, bad and good, as a part of this incredible journey of life.
Exercise has become a means to achieve the ‘perfect’ body in our modern world, yet it is so much more than this. It is a way to free yourself from mental chatter, conditioned thought patterns, stress, and anxiety, and begin to feel more alive, healthier, more agile and flexible. In my classes both private and group, yoga and fitness, I encourage people to reconnect with themselves. To do this you must let go of the words you attach to describe yourself and your life, and start to feel more, connect with yourself on a physical level, your breath, your heartbeat, or maybe the challenge or running that bit faster, jumping higher. To stay committed to any practise, it is important to focus on how it improves the way you feel, emotionally and physically and from here, a love for this practise will grow, bigger and more radiant than you could have ever imagined.