It was my hungry, backpacking sense of smell that drew me to the world of yoga. Seduced by the smell of cumin, I opened the door to the Sivananda Ashram in London. Within a year I was at the foot of the Himalaya in Rishikesh. I was 22 years old.
Through a series of Satyananda trained teachers in Melbourne, I found my way to Gertrude street and Paul Wooden. I completed Yogic Studies 1 at the Satyananda Ashram in Rocklyn in 2002. From here I was accepted into the 2 year advanced diploma of Yoga Teacher training at CAE with Leigh Blaski. I completed my formal training in 2004.
Even now, after over 20 years of practice – half that time teaching – each time I come to the mat I return to an intimacy with myself. My teachings weave strong physical alignment, within the tapestry of eastern tantric philosophy. Creating a dynamic and playful practice which celebrates the process of ourselves rather than the product of what we sometimes think we should be. Through story-telling, conscious movement and breath exploration, I invite an opening to the elements of natural world that surrounds us.
And in doing so, invite a curiosity into the elements of the nature within ourselves.
My other passions are my 3 small folk, the love of my life and our 2 old dogs. I love the sound my surfboard makes when it rolls over the back of an unbroken wave and the note my 5 year old hums when he beats out the bassline to “7 nation army”. Simple sunrises make me smile. As does laughter that hurts your belly, hugs that make your heart light and a chilled Hendricks gin.
Handstands and Meredith’s goat cheese make me feel fancy.