Although only a year into her yoga journey, the practice has already brought immense benefits to Ellie Tyler’s life
- NAME: Ellie Tyler
- AGE: 29
- OCCUPATION: Midwife and founder of Tyler Aromatherapy
- YOGA YEARS: 1
Why did you start yoga
I started yoga as a way to reduce stress. I had been working as a midwife, running an aromatherapy business and looking after my son. It suddenly became too much for me and my body was physically telling me to slow down. I knew I needed to implement some self-care rituals and start looking after my mind and body. After my first yoga session, I distinctly remember the feeling of being free and light. It was at that point my mindset changed.
How has yoga changed your life?
My life is generally fast-paced and yoga allows me to slow down and check in. I only manage to get to one session a week, but that in itself is an hour of mindfulness and connection. It allows me to be grounded and has opened up an entire new way of life that I can implement into my daily routine which also includes morning meditation, a healthy vegan diet, acts of kindness and manifestation.
Favourite yoga haunts
Forest Retreats is a yoga and wellness centre based in Hill Farm, Tintern in The Wye Valley. They run yoga classes and retreats surrounded by the forest. My teacher Hayley is fantastic, putting so much thought into her classes and shaping them around a different theme each week.
Best yoga moment
I am only a beginner in the world of yoga, however that does not take away from the grounded and balanced aura that evokes within me during and after a yoga session. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with the yogi lifestyle.
Tyler Aromatherapy (tyleraromatherapy.co.uk) is a small independent business based in the Wye Valley, with the aim of creating moments for self-care and wellbeing. My new-found love for yoga inspired me to create a range of soy candles, each in a hand thrown pot with pure essential oils that represent characteristics of yin and yang. The idea is that we are often in need of balance and we might need the calm and slowness of yin, or alternatively, we may need the energy and positivity of yang.