I've had a passion for yoga since being introduced to it by Meredith Medland (now Sassen) just about 9 years ago. She approached me and asked if we could offer a yoga class out of my Retail health food store Pacific Health Foods and I said yes and never looked back. Meredith studied both iyengar and anusara yoga and instilled in me the importance of alignment and breath in a yoga practice. Seeing the results yoga had on my body after years of weight training and sports I couldn't believe how in shape I could be with yoga. But it wasn't only the fact that I was healthier, I was also less stressed and calmer. Yoga helped me run my business more effectively. Although my brother now owns the family business I'm still pursuing health, wellness and yoga. In 2014 I completed my 200hr teacher certification and moved to New Zealand to complete my bachelors degree in Nutrition. This year I have completed training in both pre and post natal yoga and am currently teaching at Aligned movement in kerikeri.