Hello! I’m Vix – an entrepreneur, life coach and yoga teacher, and the founder of The Practical Balance.
Five years ago, I was approaching my thirtieth birthday. I had a good life as an RAF officer. But something was starting to shift in me. Within a year, I had resigned my commission and I set out on a journey to an unknown destination. I had no idea it would lead me here – to a portfolio career, to a new business, to a life I love. I have the spent the past three years on a journey of discovery. I didn’t set out deliberately on that path…it just sort of happened! I had all these questions about how I wanted to live and what I wanted to do with my life. I learnt to pay attention to myself and to understand myself better, to understand my needs and desires, my strengths, my skills and shortcomings. I learnt that it’s hard to pay attention to your intuition, to what your deepest self is telling you, when you are constantly on the go. I learnt to cultivate quiet time amongst the noise and that by taking time out, I had more time and energy for the things that really mattered to me. I’ve been studying psychology, philosophy, behavioural science, evolutionary biology, physiology, yoga. I’ve been putting what I have been learning into practice — well, trying to at least — and I have been drawn to sharing this learning with others as a life coach and a yoga teacher and now through The Practical Balance.
Human beings aren’t meant to operate like machines — at high speeds, continuously, for long periods. We have natural rhythms that influence our energy throughout the day and throughout the year. By having a balance of activities – mental, physical, creative, social and spiritual – as well as time for reflection and rest, we can look after our bodies, our minds, our environments, and our souls, and cultivate the sense of purpose and autonomy we need to thrive.
We’ll give you the information and tools you need to help you develop the skills to navigate life’s ups and downs. We guide you through setting values-based intentions, how to make the most of every day, and how to plan your week to make the most of your energy. Get clear on your big goals, the small steps to get there AND how to enjoy the journey.