I have been practising and studying yoga since 2000. Toward the end of my initial BWY teacher training course, I was encouraged to explore the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. I immediately signed up to what was to be the first TSYP ‘conversion’ course and the true beginning of my yoga journey. I have a rich portfolio of experience working in and with a diverse range of settings in both the private and public sector, including voluntary and community organisations and the police service. I have spent many years supporting young people and adults in a variety of roles. As a qualified teacher, I have experience of working with students across primary and secondary schools and in post-16 education. As such, I held responsibilities for safeguarding policies and practices, and I bring this experience to my role as TSYP Safeguarding Officer.