How long have you been practicing Yoga?
I first dipped my toe into the sea of yoga during my high-school years, but my practice truly started eight years ago. Like many students on the precipice of adulthood, I had just started a new chapter of my life at university; I was stressed, anxious, unmotivated and lacking confidence. Yoga became an escape to channel my effervescent, overflowing energy and focus my racing mind. Eight years on, a degree later and yoga still plays a vital role in my daily routine.
What was it about the practice that inspired you to teach?
I saw yoga as an avenue to help and inspire others, the way it did for me. Challenged to find focus throughout my schooling years, yoga gave me the power and techniques I needed to seize control of the mind and the life I felt was running away from me. Yoga encourages me to be fearless, to love unconditionally and above all else, to just keep B-R-E-A-T-H-I-N-G! What inspires me most is that yoga is a practice that is accessible to all whom have an open mind, and that is definitely worth sharing.
What can students expect in your class?
I aim to bring my quirky sense of relatability to each and every flow. If people are smiling or better yet, laughing – my hearts sings. I want to challenge students to find their hidden strengths. I truly believe yoga is for everyone, but sometimes a little guidance on where to start and what to do goes a long way. Expect sweat, smiles, a sassy attitude and a practice that will fill you with energy that will flow off your mat with you.
What inspires you in life?
Resilience and people chasing their dreams! There is nothing more inspiring than watching someone come back from adversity and chase that which fills their heart most.
What are your passions outside of yoga?
Travelling without a plan, being pushed well outside my comfort zone and ANYTHING water-based: SUPing, diving, ocean swimming with my pup, dancing in the rain, long coastal walks and several questionable attempts at surfing. I’m truly my happiest when my feet are bare, my fingers & toes wrinkly and my hair is so salty it feels like packet pasta.
What is the greatest gift yoga has given you?
Control and a lens of positivity to view life through. Yoga provided me with a space to find clarity and an environment to express and expend my never-ending energy. It changed the way I approached my life, my relationships with myself, my body and with others, my treatment of the environment and provided me with an understanding and acceptance that everything in this fragile, beautiful life happens for a reason.