I am a yogi, mother, activist. I love to teach, and I love to teach yoga.
Once a leadership coach, coaching executives to their best potential, designing and delivering leadership initiatives in the corporate world, this has been an immense help to me in the way I teach yoga.
I have a gift for numbers and formulas. Which was used to great effect in my first job out of university as an economist. Now this sense has enabled me to see the music and rhythm in yoga asana practice. My students tell me my class design has a special flow, innovative, making them curious to grow and learn more.
I teach open classes in hatha and yin based, both outdoors and online. My yoga schedule you can see here
I teach Hatha as taught to me by my teachers, drawing on Patanjali's 8 limbs or yoga. My yin draws from old and modern lineages. The ancient yin lineages such as Tao Yoga, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and the interpretation of Tao yoga through Paulie Zink. The modern yin, I draw from the styles of teachers Sarah Powers (mostly) and Paul Grilley. But I have been and will always be curious - the more I learn, the more I realise I have to learn.
What can you expect to learn from me?
- How to meditate - I have spent 30 years exploring different ways to meditate. The first key is small chunks of knowledge, an opportunity to practice for a while, and then explore other elements. The second key - have a curious mind, it will make you a better student and teacher. And the third key - you gotta practice.
- Yoga retreats for the active spirit - 3 - 5 days in length, 'yogi' in nature, but no mung beans. No mobile phones, no TV, no radio. Meals are vegetarian, no alcohol on retreat site (what you do outside is your business). Silence for at least one day.. Yoga and meditation twice a day. A local culturally relevant experience, such as Melakat (Water purification) in Bali, the morning visit to a temple for prayer in Luang Prabang or Siem Reap. Float tanks, laughing yoga. You can view our past and latest retreats here
- Workshops - for teachers and curious students, wishing to explore options and modifications within the hatha or yin lineage, including ideas for sequencing for classes or home practice.
My seva is to give voice to those sentient beings without a voice. I support the Orang-utan Project and Soi Dogs Thailand. I am a dog lover, and vegetarian because of this seva.
Seeing yoga through different traditions, gives me insight and perspective, and my professional development is testimony to my desire to learn more about yoga through different lenses. Some of it is YA approved, some is not. Always an awesome experience every time.
My wish for others: Let yoga open you to the world.