I believe . . .

. . . practising yoga cultivates compassion and generates good karma!

For four years I shared my Pure-Li Yoga practice at the very beautiful St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Vaucluse, where the local community supported and enjoyed LOCAL YOGA!

I then went to work at the long & well established Yoga Synergy School of Yoga,  Bondi Junction, where I shared Simon and Bianca’s Yoga Synergy sequence with students, and after some time I slowed things down teaching a practice we called Yoga Synergy Yin, which was a practice I devised from the Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama trainings I have taken over the years, with Yoga Synergy movement philosophy used in the slow movement warm up.  Here I shared tips and tricks to calm the nervous system, heal the body and bring peace to the noisy mind.

 I now share practice from my Clunes studio, since moving to this beautiful village in northern NSW!

Lineage: All my teachers were students of BKS Iyengar & Patabhi Jois, and their teacher was Krishna Macharya.

After Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Lizzie Lasater. I’ve also trained with Lizzie’s mum, Judith Hanson Lasater, and with Roger Cole, guess I’m  am passionate about the balance needed for life that RY provides. The Lasater Ladies making it all the more fun, real and true.

After iRest 10 Day Silent Meditation with Dr. Richard Miller, the founder of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. Pretty special to be able to go on retreat with the man who brings us this jewelled wisdom, making it even more accessible and yet profound at the same time! Not surprising really, opposites naturally arising and still, there remains truth, showing the paradox that is our existence!

That time we had a private audience with the Dalai Lama. I feel deeply inspired by the wisdom of his teachings on kindness and compassion. And how it is really so simple, and yet often seems so elusive to most of us.

 

 

I welcome students of all age groups and levels of flexibility, to come and have some fun, move some chi, and open our heart minds together, in yoga.

 M y  Y o g a  T r a i n i n g s :

I completed my first teacher training at Byron Yoga Centre, with a Certificate Level 2 (500 hrs) and Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. 2010

I am a member of Yoga Australia, with a commitment to ongoing study, learning and practice.

I love to continue to learn & have pursued and varied my studies of Yoga with the following teachers:

 Jivamukti Yoga Immersion with Sharon Gannon & David Life. 2011

 Anusara Yoga Therapy Training with John Friend. 2011

 Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga (annually) with Simon Borg-Olivier. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

 Kirtan Workshop with Krishna Das. 2012

 Pranayama with Clive Sheridan. 2012, 2013, 2016

 Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Hanson Lasater. 2012

“Centring Down” Workshop with Donna Fahri. 2012

Stanford University School of Medicine, Compassion Cultivation Intensive Training, Sydney 2013

Yoga Synergy Yoga Fundamentals online course 2013/2014

 Yoga Synergy Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga online course 2013/2014

 Yoga Synergy Level 1 (200hr)  Teacher Training with Bianca Machliss & Simon Borg Olivier, Goa, India, March/April 2014

iRest® & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Dr. Richard Miller, Sydney, Australia, 2015

iRest® & Yoga Nidra Level 1 Graduate – Teacher in Training 2016

iRest® 7 Day Silent Retreat with Anne Douglas and Fuyoko Toyota, June 2016

Living Your Yoga Online Course with Judith and Lizzie Lasater  2016

Teaching Yoga Online Course with Judith and Lizzie Lasater 2016

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Roger Cole. Sydney 2017

iRest® 7 Day Silent Retreat with iRest Founder Dr. Richard Miller. Sydney 2017

iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 (Re-immersion) with Fuyoko Toyota, Sydney 2017

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Lizzie Lasater, Brisbane 2018

 

The classes come from a background of alignment focused hatha yoga, incorporating philosophy, meditation and breathing techniques.

I think of my asana (postures), pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation practices, as something of a balm to soak in.  I practice for my enjoyment, for fun, to clear my head, to recharge and restore my being, and to remind me of who I truly am, this comes with that feeling of peacefulness that is cultivated and nurtured in the practice.

I encourage focus on a nurturing, loving and safe practice.  I lay great emphasis on moving ACTIVELY and mindfully, gently and fluidly into postures, creating internal heat, maintaining a relaxed, steady yet not deep breath, and realising that we don’t have to be super flexible or even do much at all to achieve positive physiological and mental results, it’s how we do it that counts.

The challenge is to find YOUR own practice, explore YOUR limits and discover how often or not you might step over them or shy away from them.

My aim in our practice is to share ways to improve self-awareness, move blood all around the body improving your physiology and health, bring movement and flexibility to areas of the body that don’t have much, especially the spine,  increase contentment … to find the peace within no matter what is going on around us.

It’s an ongoing trip of exploration and an adventure inwards … when practiced intelligently, elevates the mind, frees the soul, improves health and wellbeing,  soothes the nervous system and opens the heart, leaving the residue of inner contentment and calm whilst feeling ALIVE!

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