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I first encountered yoga in my early 20’s when I was studying psychology at the University of Western Australia. As a child I had dabbled in swimming, classical ballet and then as a teenager I absolutely loved gymnastics. I had always been interested in the body, the breath and the mind so yoga was a perfect fit.

At the centre of my yoga practice is the belief that the body, breath and mind are totally connected and my teaching and my practice are always working to make the connection clear. We learn how to connect to the breath, we learn how to feel each pose with an open heart and a quiet mind. A quiet mind becomes a tool to explore ourselves more deeply, so we can more easily face life’s challenges and open to the endless possibilities that exist for us all.

My most important teaching intention is to be helpful. I try to bring inspiration, playfulness and joy into the practice. We make the time to consciously savour the simple pleasures of moving and breathing and being present. We cultivate new skills that help us live our lives with more freedom and joy.

I have developed a deep interest in the more therapeutic aspects of yoga practices which help us to wind down and soothe the nervous system.

I am sincerely grateful to all my teachers and my students who continue to inspire and inform my work and life.


Current First-Aid Certificate.

2015 May
100 hour Blissology Voice and Sequencing Advanced Module with Eion Finn in Bali. This course was all about how to how to use the voice to create an embodied experience during an asana class.

2014 October
12 Hour Yin Teacher Training with Jennifer Crescenzo in Perth, Australia. Yin yoga is slow, steady and often stationary, with a sense of softness and surender. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues of the body.

April - May
6 Week Online Course "Yoga for Emotional Balance” studying with Psychologist and Yoga Teacher Bo Forbes. This was a study of therapeutic yoga practices that help balance the nervous system, quiet the mind, befriend the body, and regulate the emotions. Working specifically with yoga for depression and anxiety.

2012 December
500 hour yoga teacher training course held at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Studying with Yogrishi Vishvketu my studies included mantra, philosophy, pranayama, cleansing practices, kirtan and yoga lifestyle coaching. Yoga asana styles studied include Akhanda Yoga 1 and 2, Hatha Raja, Classical Kundalini, antenatal and restorative. (Yoga Alliance Certified course).

22 hour “Relax and Renew” certified training in restorative yoga with Judith Lasater in Sydney, Australia.

2011 Feburary
200+ hour yoga teacher training with Heather Elton and Emil Wendel in Goa, India. Areas of studies included Astanga yoga, vinyasa flow, asana adjustments, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, philosophy and ethics. (Yoga Alliance Certified course).

2010 December
Attended a vipassana retreat in Serpentine, Western Australia. This was a 10 day silent retreat held in the Sri Lankan Buddhist Tradition.

2006 - 2007 200+ hour teacher training with Alex Armstrong in Perth, Western Australia. Studied his flow yoga system linking body, breath and mind.

1986 Graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Honours.