Haydie was first exposed to yoga through her yogini mother who was practicing Iyengar Yoga in the early 70’s, when yoga was still establishing its self in the west and she was a small child. Haydie’s own discovery and practice began when she lived for 6 months in India 25 years ago. She was inspired and excited by this practice that opened her mind and grounded her physically. The yoga journey was a deep spiritual practice that she could not turn away from.
Haydie was first drawn to Astanga yoga with her young, supple body and high energy and later began to practice Iyengar yoga, and after many years of rigorous training is now a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
She has been teaching for the last 17 years and continues to develop as a student and teacher via her senior teachers and student body – who reveal so much to her. She has been fortunate to have trained with the Iyengar family in Pune, training also with Simon Marrocco, Alan Goode and Caroline Coggins.
Haydie is passionate about and committed to, continuing to develop her knowledge and embodiment of yoga, her personal practice and teaching experience.
Haydie is passionate about health and wellness and inspiring others to live the life they imagined, bring meaning and depth to everyday living. She has melded these passions into the work she offers, she is a naturopath, studying Health Coach and runs Yoga & Wellbeing retreats as well as teaching yoga.
Through yoga, nutrition, health, meditation, meaningful connection and gratitude Haydie aspires to be grounded, still, present, energised, clear, compassionate, empathetic and predominantly have an open heart. She aims to bring life and understanding to this journey that is yoga.
Haydie’s yoga classes are grounding, stabilising, and help the student establish firm foundations to build upon. It is through bringing the mind into our body that we get to experience freedom, space and liberation in both body and mind. Haydie and Iyengar yoga offer a safe and supportive practice that has many variations to suit levels of experience, cycle in life, injuries and age.
“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”