How and when did you discover yoga?
I discovered yoga in the early 2000s, I love discovering new movement practices and was keen to try something new. There was a gorgeous studio in the middle of Brisbane city, they used to have a 7:30am class and served herbal tea after class. I came for the tea and stayed for the clarity of mind and connection to my body. I fell in love with the practice right away.
How long have you been a yoga teacher?
I completed my Antigravity teacher training first in 2014 with Renae Stevens at FlightSkool, the following year I completed yoga teacher training at Shri Yoga Brisbane with Julie Smerdon in 2015 and have been developing as a teacher and a student ever since. I did teach my family and friends before I completed my training but I am not sure if that counts.
What made you want to become a yoga teacher?
Ever since I discovered the healing that yoga can offer; in body,mind and soul, I just wanted to share that knowledge. We experience too much pain in this world and I believe it is my duty to contribute towards lessening that.
What’s your favourite yoga pose?
Hanumanasana – Split. It has beautiful mythology to it and I love the challenge, also the name makes me smile
What else are you into besides yoga?
Antigravity (also known as aerial yoga), bush walking, dancing, reading, renovating the house and always learning
What part does music play in your yoga classes, as well as your personal practice?
I have seen the power music has over the mood of the practice, and how much of an impact beautifully crafted playlist can make. My personal practice yoga becomes more of an intuitive dance so anything goes for the music, I even play Trance or Drum and Bass if that is what I am in the mood for. I must admit I do not spend nearly as much time crafting my playlists as i would like. I have always dreamt of working with a DJ to see what story we can create!