I dabbled in Ashtanga as a teenager but fell hard when I found Vinyasa in my early twenties. I just kept going back for more and 15 years later here I am! As a teacher, I love taking students through a strong and playful vinyasa practice and seeing them challenge themselves and always allow plenty of time for pranayama and meditation. My approach is modern and light-hearted; I use accessible language, modify for all levels and love to use music at key moments of class.
Adjustments/Assists: I tend to favour verbal cueing but love giving a good savasana assist.
Theming: I keep my theming simple and light-hearted. I like to unpack just one or two things. There's always so much to explore with the breath, perhaps a physical alignment focus to build strength and body awareness and of course how to build on those qualities we are all looking to develop through our practice: clarity, ease and compassion.
Sequencing: I LOVE sequencing! I tend toward ladder flows or peak poses. I like building familiarity through repetition in a class so students can build confidence.
Watching people experience the awareness, confidence and ease that a regular practice brings. I also love that time with regular students - yogis are generally just gorgeous people!
More home practice and less studio classes as I play around with sequencing and squeeze my own practice in between work and family. I have 3 young kids who keep me pretty busy.
I get something from every class and every teacher. Everyone has their own spin which I just love. I always learn something new each and every class.
Strong sequences to challenge strength and focus, some playful transitions and variations to keep things fresh and some solid meditation and breathing work. That recipe works for me every time.
Vinyasa and meditation.
I love all fitness and movement. I really enjoy having alone time in the gym weight training because it makes me feel a bit badass. And nothing beats early morning soft sand beach runs or a long run in the rain.
Any surf beach. Salt water and big skies do good things to me.
Ram Dass for depth, Mick Fanning for the chat and Robin Williams because we all need a good belly laugh.
I eat well, sleep well and get a good dose of Vitamin D.
Wolf - I'm a bit of an introvert but totally loyal to my pack.