"Regine has a beautiful quiet energy. This is the place for calm and respite."
My name is Regine and I help people live a happier and more empowered life.
I came to yoga over 20 years ago. I was looking for relief. I lost my dad when I was 13 and my light went out. What followed were the darkest years of my life. I didn’t want my life to be consumed by grief. There had to be something more. I wanted to find a way out. I tried yoga.
At the time I didn’t realise that yoga was providing a portal into another world of possibilities. I discovered a safe place to be. It provided warmth when all I had felt was cold. It inspired me to take action where before I felt stuck. I had something in my life I liked and I had something I looked FORWARD to (rather than the depression that kept me looking back). It made me feel good and I had forgotten what that felt like.
I started taking more care of myself. I went swimming (one of my favourite pastimes) numerous times a week and I ENJOYED it. It had been a long time since I had enjoyed anything. I started eating better and taking an interest in my appearance. I felt good again and I liked what I saw in the mirror.
The more I practised the more I and my life changed.
Yoga wasn’t as accessible then as it is today. When I moved away my practice stopped. But I had a habit of returning to yoga when I needed it. Fast forward to my late thirties and unfulfilled with my life, I returned, and that’s when it (yoga) really got me. The more I practised the more I and my life changed. It gave me the satisfaction I lacked in my work and it gave me space to heal from emotional pain.
I moved from a more dynamic practice into Yin. In yin I found a place that allowed me to BE. Free from judgement (a novel notion at the time) and comparison. I found a space I could let go. Let go of emotions I didn’t even know were there. It provided comfort from a painful break-up. I found myself detaching from my emotions. I became less reactive. Less stressed. I was no longer a hostage to my emotions. I learnt I had more control over my emotions and that I could have my emotions without them having me.
Everything changed. My job. My relationships (as my relationship to myself changed). Sound good? It was messy as change takes us from the known to the unknown. Yoga taught me to surrender to the unknown and to trust.
Was it worth it? Absolutely. Am I cured? Of course not. There is no final destination where everything is as we want it. [Spoiler alert] There is no perfect. We are human. We evolve. Learning new lessons along the way. Just like the practice of yoga we roll out the mat, we move, we learn, we change, we evolve.
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Regine is a highly experienced 200 hour (and some) certified yoga teacher; teaching since 2015.
We’re not meant to do it on our own.
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