I first found yoga as a young teenager, and in a way I cannot quite explain, I felt strongly drawn to it… which instilled a dream to be a yoga teacher one day. As Rumi says “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
Since then yoga has always been a big part of my life and I completed my yoga teacher training with Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute in early 2014. I have also completed specialised trainings in yin yoga and prenatal yoga.
To me, yoga forms the foundation of how I live my life each and everyday. It inspires me to fully show up, be open, vulnerable, grateful, to challenge myself and grow.
I am drawn to the balance between the sense of achievement and strength after facing a challenge, and the patience which is needed to really let go. In other words, I love the equipoise of teaching a strong power vinyasa with teaching a soft, yielding yin.
I love philosophy, connecting to the emotional aspects of yoga, and how these apply off the mat.
My hope if you are practicing with me, is that in my classes you can expect to feel present, challenged, inspired, strong, held, encouraged and moved -hopefully both physically and emotionally.
I hope to make my classes accessible and relatable to people from all walks of life.
When I am not teaching yoga I work as a registered midwife and nurse. I am passionate about women’s health and humanitarian aid.
Personal mantra? Be the change. Be kind to yourself. Pursue your purpose!