My intention when teaching is to make the Yoga accessible so that people feel comfortable and learn how to go at their own pace. In my mind Yoga should be a sanctuary, a space for people to take time out from being expected to perform or to keep up. I have been teaching group exercise in some form or another my whole working life, and teaching is one of the great joys of my life.
My yoga teaching week is so varied and interesting. Corporate executives one day, a wheelchair accessible yoga class the next. I love to teach people of all ages and abilities. Not long ago I spent a year teaching for the Manly Sea Eagles National Rugby League Team!
“There are very simple Yoga practices that we can all learn which can get our nervous system off high alert. To learn to reset the nervous system is such a valuable tool especially in the current world where we have to be more resilient and adaptable than ever before. ”
I invite my students to disconnect from thinking and simply spend some time moving and breathing. Yoga is a powerful way to bring the mind, body and emotions back into balance.
I first trained in Hatha Yoga at Samadhi in Sydney and Pilates Institute of Australasia, later gaining my studio certification with Polestar Pilates. In the years since, with two years of Yogic Studies at Satyananda Yoga Academy at their Mangrove Ashram and having also undertaken Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Mark Breadner, I feel that my knowledge base is well rounded.
I’m a nature lover and in my free time I love to go on multi day hiking and kayaking adventures. Many times I have taken groups to the Himalayas in India on wilderness retreats. More recently I have satisfied my desire for adventure on a more local level.
The most rewarding thing about teaching yoga, for me, is getting to see the relaxed faces at the end of every class and also when students tell me that the benefits of their practice is showing up in their everyday lives.