Yoga tools for everyday life… Your way!
Whether its to decrease anxiety, de-stress, increase calm, learn how to relax, focus better or improve mental health generally.
Whether its to feel more whole, cultivate inner peace, connect better with your inner world and manage life’s ups and downs a little easier, or simply to feel more grounded.
Whether its to improve mobility, gain more flexibility, increase energy and strength, improve balance, or work on improving confidence in your own body and what it can do.
Or all of the above!
Join me at my sweet little yoga space to breathe, move, relax and above all else to CONNECT to yourself and the world around you…
Yoga has been the most effective tool I have found in accessing whole health – body, mind and spirit!
I first tried a yoga class when I was pregnant with my second child (back in 2001). After that, yoga kind of crept up on me… I loved how I felt after class, it felt like I had “reset” in every way! My body felt taller, my breath felt easier, my mind felt clearer and any worries, concerns or ill-feelings I’d had before the class just didn’t seem to have the same “punch” after the class.
Over time, I became a more regular and consistent participant of yoga classes, and eventually took the leap into yoga teacher trainings… and from there it has been an amazing and life-changing journey of sharing and learning more and more about this incredible ancient practice!
My yoga teacher studies have included studying with the teaching faculty of Sukha Mukha Yoga (led by Idit Hefer), Loraine Rushton of Zenergy Kids Yoga, Janie Lamour of Zen Ki Yoga®️ and the teaching faculty of Teen Yoga UK (of which I am now the Australian contact). I now share my passion and experience in sharing yoga with children and young people through being a part of the teaching faculty on the Foundational Level Yoga Teacher Training at Ray of Light Yoga.
My studies have continued, to now include Teaching Yoga to Seniors with Kimberley Carson & Carol Krucoff, teaching Yoga Nidra with Barbara Kundig, current studies with Lis Williams for Yoga for Healthy Ageing, plus many more smaller courses.
Out of all my learning though, I would have to say my teaching is most greatly influenced from my training with Sarah Ball (Trauma & Mental Health training). This means all my classes are taught through a “trauma informed” lens. Sarah remains my professional mentor and friend 😊
I’m drawn to the intersection of the ancient eastern practice of yoga and modern western-based science which provides me with other influences on my teaching, including (but not limited to) Neuroscientist Dan Siegel (through Teen Yoga Teacher Training, plus completing his signature Brainstorm Intensive course) and more recently, Andrew Huberman in an informal way.
My favourite yoga classes to attend outside of my home practice is with my teacher and friend, Lis White, whose classes inspire, motivate and provide me with great rest and rejuvenation. Lis, and her husband Dave, are the founders and owners of Create Flow, an ethical producer of beautiful yoga equipment which my studio is stocked with for your use 💗
Other major parts of my life include my fabulous two young adult sons, Robbie and Luca, my long-time husband and partner in life, Joe, our crazy and wonderful dog, Banjo and bossy but cute cat, Kimba. We all live in a “quirky” (just waiting for the snow to fall) German-style house in the beautiful seaside suburb of East Woonona. I invite you to join me there in my peaceful yoga space where I can share with you what I’ve found to be the most healing and effective way to live a life on purpose!
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