How did you end up on a yoga mat?
I used to run A LOT. I started my practice with Hot Yoga mainly for the benefits of flexibility it offered to counteract all the running. That led me to my love affair with Vinyasa. Now the practice is a lot less about the physical and more about the mind and soul workout.
What was it about the practice that inspired you to teach?
I absolutely love that literally anyone, from any walk of life, any age, injuries and all can show up, roll out their mat and practice for themselves. I have been so inspired by the amazing teachers in my 10 year yoga journey, and they have offered me massive expansion into the impact I can have on people no matter what level of their yoga practice or where they are on their journey. Simply by them walking in to a class with me and rolling out their mat for 60 minutes, they can leave feeling completely different, and for that too the students inspire me hugely also. I am sooooo humbled at everyone who shows up and shares their energy with me.
What can students expect in your class?
A strong, energetic, consistent flow and core work! I think my approach to teaching is to be relatable to students and let them know I’m on this yoga journey learning new things all the time, just like them. I love to awaken the ‘tapas’ within and want to inspire every student to dig that little bit deeper to reach their highest potential.
What inspires you in life?
My family, my friends and definitely my yoga community. There are many key people that I look towards, to feel inspired when I’m feeling challenged.
What are your passions outside of yoga?
My family – NUMBER 1 for sure. I have 2 beautiful little crazy energetic boys and an amazing husband. I love fitness and wellness all round and own F45 Spearwood, so I’m pretty passionate about high intensity interval training as well. I love to cook, read, and listen to about a million podcasts a week! I love being outdoors, the beach/ river and I’m super passionate about just living a full life every single day so you will rarely see me sitting on the couch (LIKE EVER!).
What is the greatest gift yoga has given you?
Gratitude & Compassion. Although still a work in progress every day, yoga has inspired me to be ‘grateful’ instead of complaining and ‘compassionate’ with myself when I think I’m not doing enough.
What’s your best piece of advice for a new student?
To truly honour the time in which you have to roll out your mat and practice, by completely focusing on yourself during your practice, dropping judgement and comparison, giving things ago even if it gets messy and leaving the outside world behind. You can’t fill from an empty cup, so when you come to yoga fill YOUR cup by being completely immersed in the experience