Hello and welcome to The Peace Lily! The Peace Lily represents my quest to live a more mindful life. It’s about letting go of the constant pressure to be perfect, whether this is simply in our yoga practice or the hectic journey of parenting, work or home life.
As a busy mum to two little people, I know all too well that feeling of not having enough hours in the day. The guilt we experience at trying to do it all – work, make time for exercise, cook, pick up the kids, (insert your own findings here!) Above all, The Peace Lily is dedicated to the ability to be able to laugh and breathe despite the chaos – even if that means pressing pause in the present moment for only a few breaths every day.
I hope my little thoughts on living this colourful life will inspire your journey too.
About Cheryl Parsons
Nearly 14 years ago, I moved from Northern Ireland to the colourful city of Dubai. I’m married to Justin, a golf instructor and am mum to spirited Molly (born July 2012), and little Henry, (born June 2015). In December 2018, we left Dubai to move to the stunning little community of St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA, where a completely new adventure is unfolding!
As for yoga, my love for the practice began at the age of 16 and continued throughout my university years as a journalism student, and since then has grown to become my passion and profession.
In 2008, I took the leap into the world of yoga teaching. After completing my 200-hour Yoga Alliance training under the expert eye of the Yoga Arts team, I began instructing at one of Dubai’s most popular studios, Zen Yoga . In 2012, I sealed my 500-hour certification and have also completed numerous teacher trainings in both pre-natal and kids yoga. I am also an 85hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer and have written my own course and full manual.
Off the mat, I love to write and in Dubai I penned for publications such as The National newspaper’s Healthy Living magazine and Friday Weekend supplement. I’ve also written for the likes of Yogalife, Awakenings Middle East magazine and popular journalism website, Elephant Journal, as well as juggling a role as a corporate copywriter.