I'm Coco Tiekle, an Aussie Brit wellness junkie, DJ (that goes by Coco Le Cool), yoga teacher, meditation guide, mental health advocate, blogger, cat mama to rescues and wife to my super hot hubby! I’ve also been a speaker at wellness festivals such as Be:Fit and Wanderlust. I was also a Wanderlust 2018 Ambassador where I spoke about ‘The Beauty In Breaking’.
Based in London, I'm on a mission to keep it real and spread a little more kindness and self-love in this world.
All through my 20's I was working and living in Sydney, Australia just coasting along in a job that made me feel rather meh, struggling with clinical anxiety and stuck in this cycle of wishing away the week, eating poorly, drinking too much, dieting every Monday and not loving myself a whole lot.
But in early 2016 I lost my Dad suddenly. Losing Dad was tough. So, so tough. After the weight of deep grief began to lift, I realised that life was too short to wish it away. Too short to spend worrying about cellulite, that rude email, whether that salad has too much dressing on it or not. I didn’t want to waste my life sweating the small stuff.
Through my healing process, I reconnected with yoga and realised it's power for my mind and soul rather than just my body - for the first time in the 10 years I had been practicing. I have Kai Yoga in Mosman, Sydney to thank for that. I knew I had to become a yoga teacher and share this gift. I’m not interested in whether I can do a handstand with one arm and legs over my head, I choose yoga as a practice of self love and care - to reconnect and remind myself to focus on what’s important.
I'm always thankful for the lessons my Dad gave me, even in his death. His loss highlighted for me the importance of self care, asking a simple 'are you okay?' and taking care of both your physical AND mental health. It's something I now passionately speak about.
Through yoga and my own experiences with loss, grief and mental health I made it my mission to slow down, live mindfully, appreciate every moment, live my life for my dreams, share endless good times with my loved ones and harness my strength to overcome the tough times.
Fast forward to today! From this blog to my own yoga teaching and practice, to empowering and supporting humans through my guided meditations, speaking at wellness festivals and having a shit load of fun DJing for epic parties and events, I can honestly say I'm living the life I choose. I pack a lot in, but I make time to nurture and nourish myself too and I wouldn't have it any other way.
And the beauty of it is, we all have that power.
A big thanks for being here. Know this - your struggles don't define you. I know mine don't define me. You have so much power, there are always options and opportunities and I hope that I can inspire you to live your best darn life! Because what's the point of pursuing anything less?
Big love, Coco x
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