Revive & Renew
Empowering wellness for our military community
KBY - Yoga Instructor
I was introduced to yoga at age 16. At that time, I didn’t fully understand what it was or how it would change my life.
Following a tragic accident in the family, I was advised to try yoga as a form of therapy to process and manage the heart break I was feeling. The hour I spent on the mat allowed me to focus on my body, separating myself from all the thoughts going on inside my head. I was able to enter the local village hall with the world on my shoulders and leave feeling lighter – it felt amazing.
I reconnected in my late 20s when my husband deployed to Afghanistan. Once again, I found myself a little lost and unsure how to process the thoughts in my head. I turned to yoga. Throwing myself into my practice I was able to come away from every class feeling physically energised, upbeat and mentally calmer, happier and more centred. I could take on and do anything!
As I continued with my practice, I noticed my body getting stronger and more toned. My mobility and flexibility improved, and I was able to move deeper into postures. It was then I realised that, as well as providing mental benefits, yoga was also a great alternative form of exercise. I was completely hooked and my love for yoga has grown immeasurably since!
Having studied yoga in both the UK and India, I hope to inspire others to share my passion, helping students connect to their bodies with breath and walk away feeling energised and refreshed. Constantly seeking new inspiration, I aim to bring a fresh and positive energy to all of my classes, infusing playful flowing sequences with functional alignment and a healthy dose of humour. My classes are drawn from my experience in creative Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Rocket yoga.
Kirsty Burdis Yoga
Yoga with Love
Forces Family Finance - Director
Forces Family Finance is a team of experienced and qualified financial advisers who are all part of the Armed forces community. We combine our extensive experience with the financial sector with our inherent understanding of military life. Our services have been tailored and are dedicated to supporting our Armed forces, veterans and their families.
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