Member Spotlight 🔦 – Peter Firth

What’s your name and where do you live?
Peter Firth. I live in Datchet near Windsor, Berkshire, UK.

How old are you and what do you do?
76, I’m retired but volunteer as an employment adviser at CAB and as River Conservation Ranger for Groundwork South.

3 words (or emojis) to describe yourself…
Passionate, idealist, nature lover.

What does moving mindfully mean to you?
EVERYTHING. Since discovering yoga it has changed my whole approach to life. It makes me feel calmer, more relaxed and I find an inner peace when I’m practising.

What’s your favourite food?
Lebanese cuisine 🇱🇧

What other ways do you enjoy moving?
Spinning and swimming. Other activities are more difficult due to arthritis in my hips. Before this I enjoyed rambling, completed Hadrian’s Wall coast-to-coast walk twice for Charity and have been on walking holidays in Scotland, Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds and Sussex. Not being able to pursue this hobby has been my biggest regret since the onset of my medical condition.

What is your favourite part about being a MMM member?
I love the atmosphere of the classes.They’re so clearly presented and the approach is calm, friendly and encouraging. The regular updates on social media makes me feel part of a lovely community.

Any favourite quotes or words to live by?
My favourite quotation is one you shared on a meditation video, from Pico Iyer’s ‘The Art of Stillness.’

“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.”
Practice the meditation class here.

🤘🏻Thank you so much to Peter for sharing! Big respect for completing Hadrian’s Wall coast to coast walk TWICE 😳👏🏼