I found yoga to settle my anxiety, something I battled with since a teenager. However, it wasn’t until my 9 month adventure in South America in 2014, that I obtained my 200HR Yoga training in Mexico, and continued to share my love of yoga on the shores of Central America. Since then, I have also completed my 300HR Yoga Training in Bali with Kula Collective, 50HR Yin Training in Melbourne and 60HR Trauma-Informed Yoga Training in Bali.
Now, back in my home town of Melbourne, I carry those influences and experiences into the studio. My Vinyasa classes are challenging but inviting. My Yin classes are grounding and I always encourage students to explore the connection between mind and body, in a safe and nurturing space.
Through Yoga, I am slowly peeling back all the layers to remind myself of who I am and what inspires me on this path. I wear multiple hats as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a Yoga teacher and Make-Up Artist. Most importantly, I am a warm soul that has come to share her truth through creating true connection with others.
When I followed my intuition and found the courage to leave behind a successful 15 year corporate career, I allowed myself to put the briefcase down to stop, breath and live again. Yoga became my sanctuary through challenging times in my life dealing with past trauma and internal conflict. I continue to rediscover myself through Yoga as I regain my strength, body, mind and soul and continue to evolve.
My intention is to share a balanced nurturing Yin and Yang practice that offers fluidity, creativity, stillness and breath awareness. I often weave in poetry to use language as a tool to offer opportunities for self enquiry, reflection and welcome the sense of inner spaciousness.
My Kids Yoga classes offer an inclusive, safe place for children to explore, connect with themselves and their peers, build resilience and self-esteem, breathing and visualisation techniques, creative partner work and self help tools are used to cultivate mindfulness and assist with life’s little challenges.
I have trained with Yoga Flame, Yin Yoga training and Yoga Mentorship program with Jennifer Crezcenzo and Foundation, Advanced and Yoga Therapy Kids Yoga training with Lorraine Rushton
I fell in love with yoga in a hot sweaty space during a 30 day Bikram yoga challenge. A daily practice of 90 minutes in a 40.5 degrees Celsius and 40 percent humidity studio doing a fixed sequence of 26 postures. Towards the end of the challenge, I was blown away by the paradox of finding calm in a steady mind amidst the discomfort of all externalities. Living in the chaotic city of New York at that time, the 90 minutes of pure focus made me realize that quietening the noisy mind was a possibility. Since then, the practice of yoga both on and off the mat acts as my compass in life.
I completed my Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (350 hours) at Australian Yoga Academy. My longing to learn more about this beautiful practice slowly transformed into a responsibility to share it with others. My heart is very much rooted in the Ashtanga Yoga practice and I am currently working through the intermediate series with my teacher at Mysore Melbourne. I am also deeply passionate about movement from various disciplines and continue to explore new movement practices. Arm balancing is an area I specialize in and coach, I completed my 70 hours certification in Controlled Strength Arm Balance Coaching at Power and Posture School of Arm Balance.
My classes reflect my personal practice as I strongly believe that we will always be students in this life-long journey of learning. The flow classes I teach incorporate the concept of one breath one movement to encourage practitioners to move with awareness, self-explore and build strength both physically and mentally. I am artistic with my creative movement flow as I am convinced that movement allows for the full expression of our true selves.