My Yoga journey began over 22 years ago. I was introduced to Asana practice by a friend’s mum, a yoga teacher, who invited me to one of her workshops. I had always been open to more alternative ways of bringing balance and well-being into my life and this seemed as good as any opportunity to try out something new. I was a busy student at the time, trying to balance Uni, work and of course my social life. After the workshop, I was transformed and hooked. I was amazed by the calming and balancing effect, mainly mentally and emotionally, the practise had had on me and I was determined to get to know it more.
Over the coming years, I made Asana practise a regular part of my life. I explored several different Asana styles and eventually stayed with the Ashtanga Vinyasa system for a long time. I came to deeply appreciate the physical, emotional and psychological benefits and the transformational power it brought into my life. The practise truely carried me through many ups and downs in my life. It’s been my rock and has always given me strength and focus to move through challenges.
Eventually, I decided I would like to share my passion for Yoga with others and completed my 500 hrs teacher training with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia. I’m so glad I came across this training because it gave me the opportunity to deepen my understanding and knowledge of Yoga on so many levels.
Today, my practise varies between Ashtanga Vinyasa/ traditional Hatha Yoga and slower styles, such as Yin and Restorative, Pranayama as well as daily meditation, because I believe that we need to acknowledge the cycles of our body and nervous system.
As a Yoga teacher, I’m passionate about sharing the gift of Yoga with others because we all deserve to live a happy and fulfilled life.
Through the practise of Yoga (all aspects) we can gradually move into a deeper understanding of who we are. The first go to practise might be the Asana practise, because we experience our life directly through our bodies, and our bodies hold the energetic memories of our experiences. So, it only makes sense that we can release them through a deep practise like Asana, and as such we move into a deeper connection with our true essence, the inner light, Purusha.