I have been practicing yoga since I was a teenager. My first yoga class was in my final year of high school, to help deal with the stress I was feeling at that time. It was truly “love at first class” and the follow-on effect has been a dedicated daily self-practice, that I have kept up ever since. This practice has been the constant in my life, sustaining me through many different seasons.
Personally, yoga has supported me through thyroid cancer, surgery, treatment, recovery and remission. It has helped to keep me in balance when my body otherwise would have felt like it was failing me. It has supported me through pregnancy, childbirth and helped me to survive sleepless nights and the daily challenges that come with raising children. It meets me when I feel energised and fit by challenging and strengthening me. It also meets me when I’m sick or exhausted by helping to gently restore my energy levels and immune system.
Yoga infuses my life with meaning. It teaches me to be quiet and trust, even if I don’t know all of the answers. It makes my body feel light, fit and healthy. It clears my mind and balances my emotions. It connects me to a higher source and purpose. It teaches me patience, surrender, humility and acceptance. It teaches me to love more fully. It teaches me to listen more carefully. It teaches me to breathe more deeply. It reminds me to pause when life feels overwhelming and to come back to what is true.
I am truly passionate about making yoga accessible to everybody, so that you can experience the greater sense of peace, joy, health and vitality that yoga brings to the mind, body and spirit.
I began practicing yoga as a teenager, incorporating a regular practice into my routine to support me as I finished high school and throughout my university studies. As I entered post-graduate study I discovered Kristin’s classes and fell completely in love. My regular practice became a daily practice and yoga interwove itself through every facet of my life.
While yoga for me began as a practice entirely focused on my physical body, over the years the mental health benefits of a regular yoga practice have evidenced themselves to me time and time again. Yoga has supported me through some of the most trying times of my life and the positive impacts it extends through all aspects of my life continue to enchant me.
A dynamic vinyasa practice offers me a form of moving meditation that leaves me feeling both energised and relaxed. Gentle and restorative practices are here to meet me when I need to take more care of my self.
My daily practice is a constant, no matter where I am in the world or what else is happening in my life. It keeps me grounded and my body and mind healthy. The deep-rooted peace that yoga instils in me is what I hope to bring to my students.
In 2018 I completed my first 200 hour teacher training in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa in Rishikesh, India. I began teaching immediately and have not looked back. Over the last two years I have completed further trainings in Aerial Movement, Advanced Vinyasa and Yin.
In my vinyasa classes you can expect anatomically intelligent sequencing, strength, sweat and an element of fun. Through yin feel supported in a meditative practice with plenty of ‘space’ to drop into you, while enhancing joint health and range of motion, a beautiful compliment to our yang practices and lives.
Yoga crossed my path for the first time in 2006 in Singapore, in one of those massive gyms. In 2008, I moved to Egypt to a little town void of yoga teachers, trading my multinational banking career for a job in scuba diving. I soon realised I couldn’t do without yoga and started a self-practice group with a bunch of friends. You could say that that was the beginning of my passion for teaching yoga. After completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training in India in 2013, I switched jobs again and have been teaching yoga ever since.
Blessed to be able to share my love for yoga in South Australia during the warmer months, I escape overseas for the rest of the year. I spend a few months a year in Bali running yoga teacher trainings.
As a true multistyle teacher and practitioner, Ashtanga is my first love but can’t do without a good dose of Yin. Hatha and Vinyasa are no strangers either. I enjoy practicing and teaching all these wonderful variations of yoga asana and integrate meditation and pranayama into my classes as well. To me, they are all essential components of the practice.
My belief is that no one size fits all. An appropriate yoga practice exists for each person, each situation, each need and I aim to bring that across with a down-to-earth and authentic approach.
“The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are, the second greatest is being happy with what you find”
After spending my twenties travelling the world and my thirties being a Mum, I found myself in my Forties on a yoga mat! Having spent a decade in a fast paced fitness industry and countless injuries, my body stopped talking to me and began screaming at me! So just after my fortieth birthday (I was a late starter!) I rolled out a yoga mat and have never looked back. Since then I have completed teacher trainings in Purna Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and several Yin trainings (Yin is my jam!) My yoga mat is an endless journey of self discovery. The body is such a great school of learning; it makes you pay attention, takes you inwards and it’s that body awareness that really fascinates me. It’s a path of learning to stay present in every moment~ the only place where life truly exists! What I have learnt so far, is the yoga is not what I do, it is who I am. Nothing makes me happier than sharing it with others.
I am so excited to be part of FY~ both as a student and as a teacher. Vin followed by Yin is my favourite combo! The body responds beautifully to a sweet balance of movement and stillness…..A warming energy and moving meditation of Vinyasa Flow followed by the slowing down and internal silence of Yin.
I so look forward to seeing you on the mat.
I found Yoga through group meditation classes in my early 20’s. Since then I have developed a regular practice in Asana and Meditation. I have practiced many styles of Asana from Restorative, Gentle Hatha and Yin to Bikram, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga.
I started my 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2019 at 18 weeks pregnant (and had a baby half way through). I finished up the course in May and have since enjoyed teaching Hatha, Yin and Ashtanga. I have also completed a 30 hour Yin Yoga and TCM Meridians course and my 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in June 2021.
I have a deep love for sharing Yoga and believe that Yoga is for every body. Starting a teacher training pregnant has given me a passion for making Yoga accessible to everyone. Meeting you where you are at and working together to develop a sustainable practice.