I grew up in Bulgaria, in quite a large city, a bit like Leeds. I always liked sports and exercise, and I love trying out new things. So I did everything from running tennis and volleyball, to weight training and ballroom dancing. I wanted to try EVERYTHING, at least once! I always felt that physical activity would charge me up with energy, and make me feel positive about life.
When I left school I started working in the hospitality sector. I worked in a very busy restaurant, and I enjoyed being around people, and being in that buzzing, high-energy atmosphere. I guess you could say that I have many passions in life, and something I have always been passionate about is making other people feel good about themselves. I’ve also always been fascinated with shapes and symmetry, so when I came to the UK I trained as a hairdresser. I’ve been working full time as a hairdresser since 2013, and this job has always been a great outlet for my creativity and my desire to make people feel good about themselves.
Five years ago I started practicing yoga and mediation, and I also became interested in different forms of energy healing. I read everything I could get my hands on about different methods of energy healing from China and Japan, and this ended with me training to become a fully certified Reiki Healer in 2014 The Reiki treatments were a wonderful way of connecting and helping people on a deep level, but the problem was I could only touch one person at a time. I felt I needed a bigger platform, I wanted to touch more lives, help more people.
When I heard about Gabi Walters’ Inferno Hot Pilates training, I knew right away that this was exactly what I had been looking for. Everything about this class shouted “ME!” Training with Gabi, and being part of bringing Inferno Hot Pilates to Leeds has been an amazing journey. The results and the quick transformation is so empowering for everyone who takes part. Being part of my students’ transformational journey is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever experienced.