I was introduced to Yoga in 2008 while seeking an alternative ‘exercise’ modality. After my first Yoga class I went home and excitedly declared to the family that I had “found my thing!” – This despite the fact that I couldn’t reach my toes nor get up after savasana (corpse pose).
My initial teacher training was done with the Young Yoga Institute in Durban where I qualified in 2017. After organising and attending a workshop lead by Christine Withiel of Jivananda Centre for Wellbeing, I realised that there was so much more to Yoga than asana and alignment and embarked on a 300hr Teacher Training with Christine.
A new respect for this ancient wisdom was developed while learning about the various styles and the value of meditation, pranayama, philosophy and classical texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.
My passion is approaching all Yoga with mindfulness and continuously trying to better my understanding of anatomy and movement. After creating a special weekly Restorative Yoga class for ladies undergoing treatment for cancer, I discovered the true value of Yoga as therapy not only for a tired body, but also for the stressed and wired person. Besides Restorative Yoga, I also teach Hatha, Yin and the Five Kosha classes.
All classes are taught with the differences in bodies in mind as we are all different and unique. I hope that in the nurturing, safe environment I create, you too may discover the value of this ancient art of well being.