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.
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 :
ॐ I completed my first teacher training at Byron Yoga Centre, with a Certificate Level 2 (500 hrs) and Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. 2010
ॐ 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:
ॐ Jivamukti Yoga Immersion with Sharon Gannon & David Life. 2011
ॐ Anusara Yoga Therapy Training with John Friend. 2011
ॐ Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga (annually) with Simon Borg-Olivier. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
ॐ Kirtan Workshop with Krishna Das. 2012
ॐ Pranayama with Clive Sheridan. 2012, 2013, 2016
ॐ Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Hanson Lasater. 2012
ॐ “Centring Down” Workshop with Donna Fahri. 2012
ॐ Stanford University School of Medicine, Compassion Cultivation Intensive Training, Sydney 2013
ॐ Yoga Synergy Yoga Fundamentals online course 2013/2014
ॐ Yoga Synergy Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga online course 2013/2014
ॐ Yoga Synergy Level 1 (200hr) Teacher Training with Bianca Machliss & Simon Borg Olivier, Goa, India, March/April 2014
ॐ iRest® & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Dr. Richard Miller, Sydney, Australia, 2015
ॐ iRest® & Yoga Nidra Level 1 Graduate – Teacher in Training 2016
ॐ iRest® 7 Day Silent Retreat with Anne Douglas and Fuyoko Toyota, June 2016
ॐ Living Your Yoga Online Course with Judith and Lizzie Lasater 2016
ॐ Teaching Yoga Online Course with Judith and Lizzie Lasater 2016
ॐ Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Roger Cole. Sydney 2017
ॐ iRest® 7 Day Silent Retreat with iRest Founder Dr. Richard Miller. Sydney 2017
ॐ iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Level 1 (Re-immersion) with Fuyoko Toyota, Sydney 2017
ॐ 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!