What began as a therapeutic asana practice 14 years ago has evolved into an intimate platform of self-inquiry and devotion to conscious expression, on and off the mat. Through a curious exploration of movement and meditative practices, I find union between the inner and outer landscapes of my world.
My practice encourages students to examine their current states and find their own sweet spot by balancing strength and flexibility, in both the body and mind. I invite a practice of continuous self-inquiry and embodiment, creating a space for my students to examine the relationship between their internal and external environments.
My teachings place an emphasis on exploring boundaries, sharing my experiences as a student and teacher, as well as building endurance and compassion throughout the whole body.
Yoga is a way to start a conversation with our own bodies, to fully see ourselves. As a personal practice, it helps me cultivate compassion for myself and others, and to appreciate the full expressions of my emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies. Yoga helps me see the ways in which each individual’s personal and collective experience shapes their perceptions of the world, creating the lens through which they define themselves. The many ways it has brought me home to myself inspires my teaching, with the hope that it can encourage exploration, curiosity, and creativity in others.
My practice has come to incorporate more experimental movement and expression, as well as coming back to elements of my dance practice.
The two yoga teachers whom I admire are Velan and Adya, the couple I trained with. They fully embody their values, and have deep compassion for people and our planet. Their beliefs feed their actions and lifestyles.
The intention of my classes is constant - the best practice for each of us is one that brings us closer to home in our bodies and closer to our true self. You can expect to have the space and freedom to discover what movement (or lack there of) will best suit you in each changing moment.
I invite a practice of continuous self-inquiry and embodiment, creating a space for my students to examine the relationship between their internal and external environments.
A combination of slow flow and yin. I love the undulation between conscious movement and stillness. It gives us space to understands our bodies in the context of each shape. It also allows freedom for so much creativity within the practice.
Intuitive movement. Dance. Hiking, kayaking and really anything else outdoors.
The NGV. I get lost in there for hours and always come out feeling fulfilled and expansive. There's nothing that inspires me like great art.
Grayson Perry, the Huxley brothers (I'll include the pair as one) and Tracy Emin. They are great artistic influences of mine, and goodness knows it would be an incredible party, full of depth, attitude, sequins, and just the right amount of debauchery!
I am out in nature, exploring or kayaking.