My Teaching Style
I was trained in the Jivamukti lineage, including the one-month long residential teacher training and the one-on-one 800hr mentor program. With that foundation, my classes now are focused on finding the balance between effort and grace in the asana. I want students to feel supported during class and more alive, grounded and focused after class.
Each of our teachers take inspiration from their lineage of yoga and personal practice when designing their classes, so this is a little bit more about how I uniquely deliver each style of class:
Mellow: My mellow classes start with gentle movement and moon salutes before settling down into deeper and longer holds of passive stretching and opening and more restorative postures, finishing off with a guided relaxation to integrate the goodness.
Unified: Moving at a steady pace, students will receive a well-rounded practice, covering foundational postures in the standing, twisting, forward bending and backbending families. Classes include more alignment cues and options to meet the student where they’re at.
Dynamic: In dynamic classes we work up to a peak posture - that posture will inform the rest of the asana to warm students up in all the areas needed to unlock the peak. The classes will up the intensity level and include more strength work.
My movement practice is varied and I’m inspired by my yoga teachers, but also in the circus community I practice handbalancing and aerial silks; and in the wider movement community - animal flow and freeform movement. Movement is my medicine, a way to come unstuck and develop strength and ease in the world. I co-run a company called Wild Child Moves, which marries my two loves - movement and deep ecology/rewilding/nature connection practice and so these two themes are also often present in my yoga classes.
Why I love yoga
Yoga pulls us inward, starting with the basic practice of anchoring into our bodies. It’s too easy to be disconnected, distracted, stressed and in our heads in this urban environment and yoga gives us wonderful space from all that.
Returning to my beautiful coastal hometown to soak in the ocean and the wild places.
When I'm doing yoga, you'll find me...
Either 5 metres up an aerial silk, in my happy place somewhere wild, or in bed watching netflix - it’s all about balance right? haha