My teaching style:
Alignment focused and playful. I tend to use silence to allow people to discover things for themselves. I would like my students to lose themselves in the moment – to be completely present in the now. I’d also like them to discover new things about their body and their mind and start to experience the connection between body and mind.
My yoga story:
In the late 90s, I was a stressed out medical student and I turned to yoga nidra (a form of guided relaxation) to help me sleep. Ten years later, I was a stressed out public servant and I started practising power yoga ever day. My husband and I went on a yoga retreat in Thailand with yoga morning and evening and rock-climbing during the day. My teacher at that retreat inspired me to become a yoga teacher.
Earliest yoga memory:
My mum used to go to yoga once a week. As a child, I remember practising shoulder stand on our lounge room floor.
Mountains or beach:
I’m definitely a mountains girl – I love being above the tree line, sitting on top of a peak and looking out at immense open spaces.
What I love about teaching yoga:
knowing that my students are experiencing that luscious feeling of blissful relaxation and quiet.
When I’m not teaching yoga you’ll find me…
Playing lego with my 2 year old, running in the bush or reading a book in a hot bath.
Long hot baths and good quality milk chocolate.
Hiking in the mountains somewhere.
If I could have dinner with someone famous, it would be:
Annabel Crabb – I have such an intellectual girl-crush!
Three words to describe me:
Grounded, driven, caring
Recipe I know off the top of my head…
Dark chocolate cake. I can have it in the oven within 5 minutes.
Dance like there’s nobody watching.
Wild thing – it’s strong but expressive
Three things I’m grateful for are…
My family, temperate rainforests, home grown vegetables.
I do yoga because…
the afterglow is just amazing!