In January 2002, I was suddenly struck down with meningitis and septicaemia and found myself whisked off to the intensive care unit at Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow where I remained for 11 days before being transferred to the Royal Infirmary for kidney dialysis and further treatment. Needless to say, I was confined to bed for a while (16 days to be exact), unable to move even a finger.
When I returned home one month later, I was 14 pounds lighter, weak, confused and afraid of what the future held, as a sudden illness which is totally out of your control leaves you with a feeling of helplessness.
I decided to resume my yoga studies, but with a different teacher. In my search for a new one, I came across Carole's studio and had a consultation with her. Her expertise enabled her to see in a very short time which exercises would be best for my current physical state and I practised assiduously. I have not looked back since. I am now stronger and healthier than I was before my illness and have been so inspired by Carole's ability to help others, and by her depth of knowledge of yoga and Pilates, that I am now training to be a yoga teacher. She has a huge amount to offer and is a rare individual with special talents ideally suited to this age of heightened awareness of health and well-being.
Lewis Allan, Vocal Ease, Voice and Acting Skills, Newton Mearns, Glasgow