I started my yoga practice with a love for the physical asanas, excited by my progression on the mat and how I began to feel during and after classes. I became more and more curious the non physical concepts that were explored in these classes and noticed the changes that a regular yoga practice was having on my life off the mat. As a paramedic, yoga allows me to unwind mentally, whilst entering a space of never ending introspection.
I love teaching Vinyasa and Yin in a way that is accessible for people of all abilities and backgrounds. I am passionate about anatomy, rad music playlists and creating juicy sequences. Although I'm convinced my students come mostly for my massages and butt presses.
I run Ginyasa (yes, YOGA and GIN) on the Mornington Peninsula. More recently, I've found empowerment using props and creating a space where people are comfortable in exploring their practice without judgement or expectation.
Adjustments/Assists: Yes, but I like to check students are comfortable with this first.
Theming: Yes! Although I feel as though this is something I am continuing to explore and develop. Common themes: anatomy (groups of postures, shapes, planes of the body), mindfulness (gratitude, acceptance, awareness, removing judgement), peak posture progression
Sequencing: In a Vinyasa class I follow a "mountain approach" starting at the bottom, gradually building to a peak, and then coming back down slowly to savasana. In Yin I generally focus on a particular fascial line (superficial backline etc) with the use of Yoga Tune Up balls.
The ability of my body to move every day and sync to my breath. The incredible teachers that I practice with and have trained with.
It continues to evolve and shift every day. I've incorportated so much more pranayama, meditation and removed plenty of unsafe ego!
I am passionate about anatomy, rad music playlists and creating juicy sequences.
Katie Mellican, Duncan Parviainen, Amelia Schrader, Nikky Grimsdale, Sarah Metzger
Lots of jokes, a high likelihood of repeating the same side, sweet tunes, juicy savasana massages.
Ginyasa - it brings people together and creates a beautiful connection in a fun, inclusive and relaxed environment. Filled with laughter, good tunes and quality gin.
Gym - strength, mobility and conditioning training
High Vibe with Katie Mellican
JK Rowling - huge Harry Potter Fan
Emma Watson - she's an absolute beauty who advocates for women all over the world
Duncan Parviainen - he is an absolute delight
I'm smiling, in the sunshine, taking in breaths of gratitude.
A staffy - I'm needy, I have skin allergies and I love food.