I believe that happiness and good health are integral to life. I am known for my persistence and determination, and have a passion for learning. Having lived and worked overseas, I have a broad cultural perspective and speak fluent Indonesian along with smatterings of Javanese and Arabic. Off the mat, I enjoy reading and drinking good coffee.
I have been a student of yoga since 2000 and have maintained a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice for many years in line with the teachings of the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois. I travel regularly to practice with Eileen Hall at YogaMoves in Sydney and R Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India. I completed my initial teacher training under Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci of 8Limbs, and have had the good fortune to have studied with Richard Freeman and David Swenson.
Ashtanga is a physically challenging form of yoga but I am committed to making it accessible to all – regardless of age or physical ability – and to keeping the practice fun. I also aim to build students’ awareness of the more subtle aspects of the practice: linking the breath to movement, focusing the mind and cultivating calmness.
Everyday, I am inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.