86-year-old yoga instructor honoured for decades of teaching

Patricia Merriman only took a break from yoga to undergo a triple heart-bypass.

An 86 year old yoga insturctor has been honoured by the University of Liverpool for reaching a major teaching milestone.

Patricia Merriman's Long Service Award from Sport Liverpool recognises her 30 years of commitment to the University - who say she is a great example of the health benefits of the exercise.

Patricia putting our reporter though his paces. Credit: ITV News

In her 30 years on the yoga mat, Patricia only took one short break from teaching, when she underwent a triple heart by-pass.

But yoga isn't her only hobby, as Adam McClean found out: