My Teaching Style
I love to move and feel free when I practice, so I tend to steer towards a Vinyasa flow style. Expect to flow with your breath and move with fluidity through your practice. Forget about the perfect pose, drop in to the present moment and simply enjoy the moving mediation that is yoga.
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: Ranging from slow gentle sun salutations to stillness in a yin inspired practice, expect to slow down the busy pace of life, calming, unwinding and dialling up the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
Unified: I encourage individuals to explore how their body and mind co-exist through the foundational postures of yoga in a slower paced practice with time in each posture to find your feet, to feel steady, and to move with respect for your bodies individual anatomical make up.
Dynamic: I love to guide people to places they never knew they could go to in their body and mind with a focus on Vinyasa krama. Expect to sweat in challenging practice.
Initially I practiced yoga to keep my body supple and strong while working as a freelance contemporary dancer. In those early days I didn't buy in to all the other "stuff" that came with yoga beyond the asana. Over time, to my surprise I began to notice how calm I was when I practiced regularly. The impact a regular yoga practice has on my life never ceases to amaze me and continues to provide.
Choosing one is always so hard. My favourite destination to date is Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler BC, for its super soft powder and incredible vast space. People skiing in the distance were tiny specks and it was a beautiful reminder of how small we really are in the grand scheme of things.
Its always so hard to pick just one, but David Bowie "Ground Control to Major Tom" is definitely up near the top.
Past working experience before becoming a yoga teacher?
Before becoming a yoga teacher I performed as a contemporary dancer for a variety of Australian companies and independent choreographers. Yoga was always the constant during this time and a place to connect to myself, my body and calm any nerves.