Yoga is a tool to help you understand how wonderful you already are. Through my teaching I like to facilitate inner growth and a sense of connection. I'd like to give people an opportunity to let go of their self-judgement and just look at themselves with great appreciation. To connect their breath and movement, their body and mind, to find their inner power.
I like to work around the individual needs of my students, working at different levels. Allowing everyone to find their own path, creating a deep understanding of what is good for YOU.
I am a Level 3 Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia and have practiced yoga for over 17 years and taught for over 15 years. I completed over 1000 hours of training, and am certified in both Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga.
Recently I have completed an advanced international teacher training with Mark Stephens (California) in order to develop further skills to mentor and teach other yoga teachers.
In my teaching I like to offer strong classes where students are challenged in order to find strength and self belief. My teaching is filled with energy and joy. New and challenging poses fascinate me, however nothing gives me more joy than working on foundational poses and experiencing how extremely challenging these ‘basic’ postures are when practiced correctly.
The balance yoga offers in strength and flexibility of both body and mind is truly amazing.
My classes are filled with movements and inspirations from my personal practice, and tend to focus largely on creating space within the body, as well as creating new movement pathways with strength and mindful movement.
For me, yoga has been key in allowing me to tap deeper into energetics of the body, from the way tension behaves as pain, to the way spirit gently encourages us to open up.
I will encourage you to let go a little, in order to open yourself up to the profound effect that subtle changes can have on us, on and off the mat. I think we've lost touch with all that really matters in life and as a teacher, I can't show you what to find, but I can show you where to look.
Through movement of the body with the breath we are able to cease the fluctuations of the mind and enter a space where we experience peace and nonresistance to what is. When we come to our mats we are saying yes to self exploration, yes to growth, yes to embracing all that we are in this moment.
Vinyasa yoga is the beautiful lovechild of Ashtanga and Iyengar, and my passion. Combining the power of breath, mindful movement, asanas, intelligent sequencing and meditation, the mind and body are enticed to go deeper into that which it already knows is abundant.
My classes will draw on these principles, encouraging you to embody your true self, find your core, challenge your limits and guide you through the waves of movement and stillness alike.
Looking forward to flowing with you xo
In the intervening years, I explored different styles of physical practice, including Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Bikram, and had many attempts at meditation. There would be periods when I didn’t practice at all, but I was always drawn back, seeking out a studio in every city I lived and developing a home practice. I knew I needed yoga in my life even if I didn’t know why!
In 2016 I got serious and made a New Years Resolution to at least ‘touch my mat every single day’. It could be a class in a studio, or a 5 minute Savasana before bed. It didn't matter, as long as I did something every day and followed through on my commitment to prioritise yoga in my life.
That commitment has not only transformed my physical practice, but also set me on a path where I’m hungry to cultivate my knowledge of all aspects yoga, and to share it’s benefits through teaching others.
What I also discovered is that when I’m on my mat, I can connect to a part of myself where I feel both completely at home, and completely free.
I believe wholeheartedly in the physical - emotional - spiritual - intellectual connection within us all, and have found in yoga a model for life that allows me to connect and achieve the balance I need to be the best version of myself.
I am passionate about teaching yoga so I can support others in discovering what yoga can bring to their lives.
In my class you’ll find a strong flows, deep releases and breath work, in an atmosphere of support and kindness where you can challenge yourself or just let go.
See you on the mat!
This warm class will aim to build heat from the inside as you flow through a similar structure to our Hot Yoga classes, with the heat turned down just a little.
In the style of Vinyasa Yoga, asanas will be linked together with the breath in a sequence built to feel like a dance. For more information on the elements of yoga that this class will cover, please see the Teacher's bio.
This class is suitable for all levels, though if you have concerns, please arrive early and speak to your Teacher.