A former primary school teacher who quit her job to become a yoga teacher has opened her own studio.

Tessa Clemson held an open day at her specially designed studio space, Tessa Clemson Yoga, in Great Harwood, on Saturday.

Miss Clemson said: "The open day started at 11am but there were already people queueing to get in at 10.30am.

"I couldn't believe it. It's all been a bit of a whirlwind."

The studio, on Glebe Street is a modest open space with enough room to teach classes of up to 15 people.

And with her facebook following already amassing more than 1,000 likes, it looks likely her classes will be booked up for some time.

Miss Clemson, whose love affair with yoga began while she was teaching in Dubai, said opening her own space couldn't have been done without the help and support of her family and friends.

Writing on Facebook after the event, she thanked everyone who contributed to helping create Tessa Clemson Yoga so far.

She wrote: "So many things have depended on people going out of their way to help me and I’ve been blown away at how everything has come together.

"Everything was perfect and testament to what can be achieved within our community."

The 30-year-old from Rishton officially began teaching classes on Monday.

For information on class timetables and how to book a session, visit Tessa Clemson Yoga on Facebook.