I grew up with a yoga teacher Dad.
Lots of hatha and meditation – all very slow paced and calming.
This certainly helped me through uni! But as my life got more hectic and I started travelling, my yoga practice stepped up and became much more dynamic.
A form of exercise now as well as a practice for the mind. I didn’t know what vinyasa was at that point, but looking back this was the style I was enjoying.
A desire for more strength led me to ashtanga, which quickly became my passion!
This love for ashtanga is the reason I started teaching. I’ve spent the last year developing my yoga practice in Costa Rica and spain. Trying out a more yogic lifestyle (a work in progress!) and delving into the history of yoga and a more traditional Mysore practice.
I’ve also recently started exploring acro, a mix between partner acrobatics and yoga.
This is a new challenge and a fun focus for 2019. Hopefully there will be less falling and more flying soon! And I’ll be able to share this practice with my students through workshops.
My classes are rooted in ashtanga, but I like to experiment with the traditional and encourage my students to be playful and try out new ways of doing things.
Yoga is not rigid and neither are we, so let’s embrace our uniqueness and approach our practice with curiosity and, most importantly, a smile! You will usually find me teaching on a Monday evening, Beginners Ashtanga and Vinyasa. I also do a lot of cover classes at Iveridge.