I’ve always loved sport and being active. Growing up I was heavily into basketball and waterpolo. These days, I’m still physically active, but the pace is a bit slower. Yoga, swimming, a little bit of running, and supporting my two boys (9 and 11 years old) in their sporting and other interests – fortunately basketball is one of these, so I get to get out on the court for them as well as myself!
In terms of broader life perspective, my mum died when she was only 48 – a long time ago now, but that shifted everything for me – in particular, from a sense of complacency, entitlement, and a sense of having all the time in the world, towards a greater appreciation of what the present moment holds, and how precious each and every moment can be.
I started practising yoga about 10 years ago because I wanted to lose weight and gain strength and flexibility, but I discovered so much more. I love that yoga provides a space to let go of judgement, competition and comparison; to be challenged; and to be present and compassionate to who you are right now.
I became a teacher because yoga has had a profound effect on my life. I wanted to better understand why that has happened; to deepen my own yoga practice; and to share with others the positive effects that I am experiencing through yoga. I completed my Trinity Yoga Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training (285 hours) in January 2017.
Teacher training was a fantastic experience, and I now feel energised and excited about continuing to learn and grow, both as a teacher, and in my own yoga practice. I’m currently studying Core Yoga (also with Trinity Yoga).
Because I’m really interested in teaching yoga in a way that is accessible and supports healing from trauma and from injury, I’ve signed up for a 6-week course on yoga for trauma recovery, and for a 4-day Chair Yoga training course later in the year.
I teach from the principle that yoga is for everyone, and I share with my students I enjoy most about yoga, with a sense of fun and lightness – flowing, physically challenging yoga to energise; balanced with present moment awareness and relaxation to help centre; modifications to safely support the various practice needs of beginners, experienced practitioners and student’s working with injury.