I have been practicing yoga on and off for about 8 years. I began practicing daily in 2013 when I moved to New York City. Living in such a crazy, fast paced environment I turned to my yoga practice as a mini-escape. I felt the benefits of this practice instantly and I haven't looked back since.
When the studio I was attending offered their first Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 I took it as a sign to follow my passion. I haven't looked back! I love teaching a physically challenging class mixed with some pranayama and meditation for the mind. And a nice long savasana, of course.
Theming: Yes. I always theme my classes around something that is relevant to my life at the time. I find this is where I teach my most authentic classes and can relate to my students on a deeper level.
Sequencing: Working towards a pose or sequencing around a theme.
My students - showing up time and time again. It's honestly the most rewarding this is seeing the same faces return to your classes. I am also constantly inspired by teachers around me. We are so lucky in Melbourne to have such a variety of teachers catering to all levels and needs.
My practice is always shifting and changing. Some days I want a power flow class and other days I crave Yin. I think since teaching full-time it's harder to find the time to fit in your own practice. I've definitely been getting better at this and love playing around with new sequences.
Duncan Parviainen at Power Living, Masha Gorodilova at Happy Melon, Justine Malick at Wanderlust LA
Friendly, welcoming, challenging yet attainable, FUN! :)
I love teaching a physically challenging class mixed with some pranayama and meditation for the mind. And a nice long savasana, of course.
Any kind of vinyasa flow. I love flowing to the music with your breath. It's such a beautiful and free feeling.
I do some HIIT workouts about 2-3 times per week just at home. It's nice to be able to use yoga as a time to switch off mentally and not necessarily as a sweaty workout. I love trying new things so you can often find me bouldering, rock climbing or taking a hip hop dance class.
Power Living or Kindred Movement
In the summertime. I am most definitely the best version of myself. I plan to chase the sun - forever.
I'm going to say a Turtle. I'm yet to meet a giant turtle but I love how slow moving they are on the Earth but incredibly fast and confident in the water. I love the water - Turtle it is!