Yoga has taught me so much about myself. Practising gives me the time and space to experience the full spectrum of my emotions – I love this, I hate this, it’s hard, where’s my foot, oh my god, this is bliss. The physicality, the concentration, brings to the surface my fears, my patterns, the stories I play on repeat, and gives me the chance to examine and release them.
To be able to open up a space for people to get to know themselves is incredibly fulfilling. I want my students to leave class feeling strong and empowered. To embrace sadness, anger, excitement, joy and channel them into the conscious act of creating a life that is filled with passion and purpose.
To see a teacher stand up and make themselves vulnerable as they share their passion is incredibly inspiring. I feel honoured to have learned with some of the very best. I have trained under the instruction of Noah Mazé, Noelle Connolly and Simon Park, and am excited to continue my journey this year with Rod Stryker.
I started practicing pilates twice a week to support my yoga practice and was surprised to discover how different my body felt, really strong, lean and balanced. Not just another form of exercise, pilates is an intelligent practice that was developed to heal injuries but also creates strength and stability throughout the whole body. I was inspired to teach.
For me, pilates is the perfect compliment to the expansiveness of yoga. It elongates and strengthens, improves muscle elasticity and joint mobility while giving you a full body workout. In my classes I like to concentrate on smooth, flowing functional movement that is challenging, safe and fun. I love watching my students become acutely in tune with their bodies, moving in a way that makes them feel empowered.