My yoga journey started in 2012 at the age of 24. My intention when starting yoga was to lose weight and to help with a sore back. I had danced competitively at an national and international level from the age of 4 until I was 17, so the movement felt instantly right in my body. It is this legacy of dance that I bring to the mat with me as I teach.
I teach a fluid style of flow with emphasis on moving as if you are melting from one asana to the next. I urge my students to dance with the mat just like we dance with life and in that slow, conscious movement, find meditation and self-expression.
Adjustments/Assists: YES! Kinesthetic learning teaches the body more than words ever could.
Theming: Absolutely. For me, yoga is about listening to the rhythm within and learning to dance with it. Weather that is as simple as hearing the breath or the beat of the physical heart or listening deeper to that truth that we know but don't want to hear. I also believe that movement is such a gift. My parents are both physically disabled so connecting movement and breath for me is truely humbling.
Sequencing: Oh gosh.... I love to sequence to a peak pose but also love to layer flows and flow for f's sakes. If I'm sequencing to a peak pose I get very methodical with it and then link the movement together in a way that flows. Loud music and alot of self-practice is needed to get me into my creative space.
Self-practice and curiosity inspires my teaching. When I move more and find the courage to get messy, my teaching is better as I am free. Not bound my the traditional layout of a class.
I never liked to move one breath per movement before I was a teacher. I thought it lacked discipline and finesse. Now I don't like to practice where we hold postures for a long time as I find it dogmatic and it makes me think too much.
The ones who dig deep into what their soul is wrestling with. They show up with so much courage, honestly and authenticity.
Expect to move like honey, hopefully some laughs (yoga can be so bloody sterile sometimes) and get ready to sweat!
Vinyasa/power flow.Movement is medicine. When we step into the fire of self-discovery, we burn off what we are not. I love to see my students transform from the practice, once they truely meet their fire.
I teach a fluid style of flow with emphasis on moving as if you are melting from one asana to the next.
YES! Pilates and weight training. I also love to walk and ride my bike everywhere.
Fawkner Park with my dogs. I love to watch the seasons change and I love to walk around with bare feet to feelllllll the grass beneath me.
Durga - she is the epitome of divine feminine energy. Not the watered down subservient, meek woman we think femininity is today. She represents the wild woman who is strong, takes no shit, loves deeply and moves through challenges with as much grace as she does fire. Rumi. No explanation needed. 3/ My husband. He lights me up and is absolutely the lightness to my heaviness.
I feel connected to my truth.