My Dad took me to my first yoga class when I was 16 and I've pretty much been on the mat ever since. I teach Vinyasa Flow with a strong emphasis on breath and moving from and with the breath. Both strong alignment and fluid creative movement and sequencing, ideally set to delicious beats.
Adjustments/Assists: Yes all of them.
Theming: I think theming is a super important and delicous layer to have in your yoga classes. I always theme every class, sometimes more subtly, sometimes more obviously. I like to blend my teachings from India, travel and life with life in Melbourne and life on the mat. I think it's such a gift to be able to share and make relatable the pillars of ancient yoga philosphies into everyday life and practice in the west.
Sequencing: I generally have a peak pose or theme in mind when sequencing. I like to move around the mat and put in surprising but smooth transitions as much as possible.
Practicing yoga everyday. Hanging out in the sun and by the sea. Reading all the books. Listening to all the podcasts. Great open-hearted and open-minded chats with like-minded and opposite-minded friends.
I am more explorative and interested in my self-practice as a way of finding my own style of sequencing.
Amy Coghlan, Ryan Mannix, Meghan Currie, Marysia Do, Deb Langley, Eionn Finn.
Expect to be challenged without feeling intimidated. I think I am pretty compassionate and down to earth nature which (I've been told) disguises my progressive and challenging flows in a veil of accessibility. I think my classes are pretty genuine and authentic and i always try and relate the philosophies of the practice to life beyond the mat and also give students a reason for why they're doing everything/anything.
Vinyasa Flow. I just love the dance around the mat and finding both freedom but also strength in the body that we sometimes forget about.
Both strong alignment and fluid creative movement and sequencing, ideally set to delicious beats.
Yes I think its super important to mix it up to keep your creative juices flowing. So much of my practice and sequencing is inspired by movement other than what I find in the traditional yoga practice. I run and F45 (basically do anything I don't like. I also surf and cycle. I think it's good to do things you aren't good at because it's super important to always be willing to be in a beginners mind and do things you dont like (Tapas).
A park, the beach, a library or class specific somewhere where one of my favourite teachers and pals are teaching at.
David Attenborough, Tenzin Palmo and Meghan Currie. They'd have all the adventures and life ideas to talk about.
Im at the beach/on my yoga mat or in the mountains.
Dragon fly - I like that they can fly and also walk on water.