Everyone deserves to feel the freedom and confidence of healthy movement. My mission is to show you how to move safely and well. My aim is to give you knowledge and tools that help you create and maintain your strength, balance and freedom. Most importantly to move with ease and joy.
Growing up in Sydney's East, my memories are full of weekends at the beach, ducking the waves at Bondi, returning home to hide my sunburn. When the beach didn’t call, I could be found ice skating, roller skating, eating gelato, listening to disco music, and dressed in oversized brightly-coloured tee shirts paired with equally as bright, shiny tights. A true child of the '70s!
As a teenager, I dabbled in photography. I spent hours clicking away then excitedly returning to my darkroom to develop and print photos of people and places from everywhere I'd been. Seeing images come to life was magic.
On completion of high school, I studied graphic design. The first job I landed was the position of junior panel artist at a poker machine factory. Yes! Such a job existed. It was a true eye-opener to have seen poker machines designed, constructed, and assembled onsite at the factory. Saws, drills, safety goggles, and steel flying everywhere!
From poker machines, I went on to work in magazines, with the role of Junior Designer at Modern Motor Magazine, Australian Consolidated Press. It was a great place to start and confirmed I'd chosen the right path at that time in my life. I continued working in publishing design for the next 10 years, art directing high-end magazines. These included women’s fashion, men’s fashion, bridal, teen culture, craft, and weekly news magazines.
During a stint in Melbourne, amongst the cafes, art, and music scene, I joined the art department of renowned Australian record company, Mushroom Records. Working in a fast-paced, exciting environment with music playing all day was definitely my jam.
As a lover of food and cooking, I completed an Advanced Certificate in Business Catering Operations in Sydney. I worked in food preparation for various cafes. A wonderful offering arose, to travel Australia with the catering team for international rock band U2 and their road crew, during their 1992 Zooropa world tour. Catering for rock bands was another fabulous experience. Yes, I love music!
After a knee injury and surgery, I revisited my yoga practice. Yoga was significantly helpful during post-op rehabilitation. Along with the physical benefits, I discovered that yoga was starting to help me unravel some built-up stress and anxiety I’d been carrying around for years.
I enrolled in a yoga teacher training course and started teaching straight away. Eager to learn more, I’ve since completed more training. It’s definitely a passion and the learning is ongoing. Each teacher training I've undertaken has provided me with different knowledge and skills. All of my teachers have offered me something unique, and I am grateful to receive such valuable knowledge. These teachings include anatomy, yoga postures, yoga philosophy, breathing techniques, relaxation methods, and the practice of seeing life through different lenses.
The most recent training I completed altered the way I practice and now teach yoga. I trained in the LYT™ Yoga Method, which was created by Physical Therapist, Lara Heimann. The Lyt Style focuses on intelligent alignment, optimal posture, and sustainable movement. The study of functional anatomy helped me realise the importance of good posture. Ultimately, my mission is to show you how to move well, and to give you tools that help you create a yoga practice that gives you stability and freedom to move with ease and joy.
Member of Yoga Alliance International Registry
200hr LYT™ Yoga Method Teacher Training
100hr LYT™ Yoga Method (Specialty Training)
200hr Loka Yoga School Teacher Training
200hr Yoga Body Works Teacher Training
50 hr The Yoga Academy Teacher Training
Corporate Yoga Training with Samantha Harrison
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
First Aid - CPR Certified
Active Kids Voucher Provider