I started practicing yoga in 1994. Coming to yoga from a background of martial arts I was instantly inspired by its practice and philosophy.
I have been teaching yoga for 19 years and training yoga teachers for the last 11 years.
Over the years I have trained in Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa yoga. I am grateful to my teachers including Murray Lazenby, Greg Cooper, Tracey Cooper, Louisa Seer, Lance Schuler, Matthew Sweeney, Geeta Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswami, Manju Jois as well as many others.
I hold a Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Training and I am an ERYT 500 (Yoga Alliance).Since 2004, I have been teaching the Anatomy and Asana components on Lance Schuler's Inspya Level 1, 2 & 3 Teacher Trainings both in Australia and internationally as well as many other workshops, intensives and teacher trainings.
My anatomy background:
My initial interest in anatomy arose due to injuries I had, despite being a dedicated practitioner of yoga. I couldn’t understand why so many people (including myself) who practiced so frequently and with such dedication seemed to get hurt on the mat. This led me to research into the fundamentals of anatomy, movement and traditional approaches to yoga practice - then many years of self-practice to test and implement these principles. Now I specialise in the principles of anatomy and yoga therapy to help bring balance and health.
By liasing with body and mind specialists such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, physicians, psychologists and others from the scientific community I have been able to broaden my knowledge and verify safe and effective methods of yoga practice.
My approach to teaching:
I believe that anatomy does not have to be boring! All the information we learn can only be useful if we are able to apply it in our practice or our lives. This is the basis for my teaching. Practical useful information that can be directly applied to your yoga practice to create a stronger, healthier, more mobile body as well as creating calmer states of mind to help us live a full and meaningful life.
What I enjoy about training teachers and future teachers:
People who decide to do a workshop, course or teacher training obviously have a great interest in yoga. I love to share my passion for yoga with others and explore all the possibilities that yoga offers. Seeing the dedication and enthusiasm of students is inspiring. These times give us the opportunity to be in a “yoga bubble”, allowing time and space for introspection, learning and change that we rarely experience in our day to day lives. To be a part of this process is a joy and a privilege.