I feel truly blessed to be able to share these beautiful practices of Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra with you
In my class you will be challenged to slow down, examine and feel into your practice. We will work on learning the skills to quieten your mind to create an inner sanctuary of well-being and equanimity that underlies all circumstances you may encounter in your life.
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.
I wasn’t expecting Yoga to shape my life when I walked into my first studio a few years back.
I had this vague sense of searching for something, for looking for some kind of ‘peace’ that couldn’t be articulated.
I thought I was looking for exercise and relaxation, but I wasn’t expecting Yoga to shape my body mind and spirit all at once.
In that room I found a space where I could let go of my judgements and just be me. I found a space where I could challenge myself both physically and mentally; to be awake, to really listen to my soul and my body. I found the space to get back to the essence of what it means to be alive- the breath, movement, energy, wholeness. I found community and spirituality; I found the space to re-assess and reconnect to what’s truly important; how to find the Joy in this moment, in the stillness- right now.
And what I love is that I continue to find new spaces, day by day, practise by practise. Yoga is the journey by which I continue to discover my truest self.
In 2015-16 I completed a 12 month 350+ Hr Diploma of Yoga Teaching accredited by Yoga Australia. My style could be described as modern Hatha with a strong Iyengar base.
In my general classes, I aim to create an environment of support, community & growth- utilising props to make each posture accessible to where your body is at right now in your personal Yoga journey.
I hope to provide you with the tools to enable a safe balance between comfort -zone and challenge- The place where we grow.
Namaste- ‘My soul honours yours’
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from three to five minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.