I have been practicing yoga for many years and I completed my 200 hour vinyasa flow teacher training in 2017. I found the teacher training one of the most challenging and amazing experiences of my life. I have learned so much about myself and continue to learn and grow through this nourishing practice.
Through yoga I also came to appreciate meditation and the opportunity it provides to sit in stillness. In 2018 I completed meditation teacher training and have a personal meditation practice and weave it into my yoga teaching as well. I also found my way to yin yoga in 2018. This sweet practice came to me at a time in my life when I was going through change as I exited the corporate world to embrace yoga more fully. Yin yoga keeps me grounded and present and reminds to accept things just as they are.
In 2019 I am studying to become a wellness coach and am learning how to support others to set and achieve goals for their own wellbeing. It is easy in the hustle and bustle of daily life to focus on everyone and everything else, but attending to our own wellbeing is critical to achieving a healthy and happy balance in work and life. I love the positive focus of wellness as it is all about what is going right rather than a negative focus on all the things that are going wrong. I believe with the right support and encouragement, everyone has what they need to make good choices for themselves.
MY YOGA PHILOSOPHY
In my yoga teaching I aim for flow in the mind, body and breath. How that feels for an individual is unique and reflects who and where they are. I see my role as a yoga teacher to help facilitate and guide students towards self-awareness and self-reflection though the integration of mind, body and breath in both vinyasa yoga and yin yoga.
I offer guidance and support for students’ practice by emphasising anatomical alignment to ensure students are safe and strong while acknowledging that everyone is different and will experience the asana in their own way.
While yoga is an individual journey what we bring to the collective practice is more powerful when we move, breathe and flow in unison.