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)
You can view my full CV here.
I am a freelance yoga teacher, artist and student hailing from Kyneton in regional Victoria.
I began practising yoga 13 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, parents and carers in the early stages of parenthood, 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 while keeping me limber and sane in between studying for exams and raising my two young children. It is my intention to help others find a way to integrate yoga into their everyday lives, beyond the basic mechanisms of physical practice.
When I'm not practising my downward facing dog, I'm gently chipping away at my degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and making pictures for exhibition and private commissions.