I am a yoga teacher and artist hailing from Kyneton in regional Victoria.
I began practising yoga ten years ago in an effort to find an alternative method for dealing with an ongoing medical condition while I was studying fine art. The integration of whole body and mind through asana, pranayama and meditation was incredibly effective.
Having practised extensively in the Iyengar system and Vinyasa Flow, I completed my Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching with the Australian Yoga Academy in 2013 and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training with Ihana Yoga in 2016. Both these programs have a large focus on correct anatomical training, safe alignment and working with the modern western body.
In 2014 I gave birth to my son, and soon after undertook further training in post natal yoga with Ana Davis. During my second pregnancy in 2017 I completed further training in pre natal yoga teaching with Ana. I am passionate about caring for mums in the early years of motherhood, offering them a safe and supportive space to bond with their babies and reconnect with themselves.
I believe that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. My focus is on building poses so that all can participate, with an emphasis on safety and alignment, always working with and respecting the body we have.
Yoga informs and supports my individual art practice and it is my intention to help students find a way to integrate yoga into their everyday lives.
When I'm not practising my downward facing dog, I'm making pictures for exhibition and private commissions, and gradually working my way through my Bachelor of Health Science in Chinese Medicine.
Training and Qualifications
Bachelor of Health Science, Chinese Medicine, Southern School of Natural Therapies (current)
Certificate of Pre Natal Yoga Teaching, Bliss Baby Yoga (2017)
Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training (150 hours), Ihana Yoga (2016)
Certificate of Post Natal Yoga Teaching, Bliss Baby Yoga (2014)
Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (350 hours), Australian Yoga Academy (2013)
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Monash University (2009)
Certificate of Pattern Making and Garment Construction, Textile Printing and Design, Melbourne School of Fashion (2008)
Bachelor of Visual Art, Monash University (2007)