My journey to yoga felt so natural, and now I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life.
After 21 years of dancing, I found myself with little self-esteem and no real path to follow after a 2-year full-time dance course. I still loved dancing, but I didn’t love myself and the world I found myself in.
It was the sudden death of a dear friend, Lauren, that shook me to my core and made me stop dancing that day. I felt that nothing was important anymore and went to Mexico for three months. It was there that I joined a 3-week intensive yoga retreat at Hridaya Yoga in Mazunte, Mexico.
To say I was in over my head is an understatement. We were asked to meditate an hour a day, which meant I sat in tears for at least an hour every day, having no idea what to do.
After the course, however, I’d had a taste of what life is meant to feel like and decided to go to India 6 months later to complete my 200-hour teacher training. I went to a school called Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, Northern India and in 6 weeks completed the course.
It was a fantastic journey where I learnt so much about myself and the practice. And more importantly, how important it is to do the work myself first, before giving it to others.
Yoga is a lifestyle, not just a physical practice. And every time I teach I take so much pride in my work. I feel that I am able to give students a safe space in which they are able to explore not only their bodies but their minds and breath as well. It’s a time when we can connect to something far deeper.
I have now been teaching for 4 years in Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, the United States and Nicaragua. The styles I teach are vinyasa, power, gentle/slow flow, yin, restorative, hatha and meditation.