“Join our winter series of yoga and mindfulness classes, starting January 2018. £24 for a twelve-week course.”
Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s exactly what I thought when I saw this ad at my workplace last December.
Although I’d heard great things about yoga, it was never something I, or anyone close to me, had gotten into. This probably won’t surprise you, but there have been countless articles about the lack of diversity in the Western yoga community even though black women have noted its health and wellbeing benefits for decades.
But there was something about this ad that spoke to me. Perhaps it was the impending New Year or the ridiculously low price – who’s to say? So armed with my sports leggings, oversized t-shirt and purple yoga mat, I embarked on what turned out to be an insightful 12 weeks of yoga practice. Here’s what I learnt on the programme…