People often ask me how I got into Yoga,
when did it all start?
It’s very difficult to pinpoint exactly when because as I recall, my spiritual life began when I was very young.
I had open-heart surgery at the age of two, and for as long as I can remember, I grew up feeling very grateful for each day of my life, for the love and support and close connections with my family and loved ones.
I feel blessed to have had that experience at such a young age, that sent me on a quest to heal the trauma and to shape my adult years into compassionate ones.
As a young girl, I liked reading and being inspired by the lives of the saints and the mystics who directly experienced the divine. I wanted to understand what they already had, and I went into a deep process of excavating and searching from within – that search is now over.
Spiritual realisation, expressing my fullest potential and living with conscious intention are prominent in my life. I live and work in the realms that investigate the structure of consciousness and experience, the subtle realms of presence, contact and relationship.
In previous years, I was also drawn to study Advaita, non-dual wisdom and its application to the healing process.
I have had many teachers: life, my precious son, family, friends and professional therapists. I have been deeply influenced and I continue to be, by my teachers.
Today, I appreciate, and with gratitude, bow to each one of the leading lights, those in human form, in and not in body, as well as those experiences of human life that have brought me here.
Where I am now?
I have been focused on the self-transformational practice of yoga and meditation for over 20 years, motivated not so much for the benefits of getting into shape, but more for discovering how to be with myself.
I had open-heart surgery at age Two and I developed food intolerance and allergies in my Twenties and for me learning how to be present in my body was my greatest challenge and this was also my main motivator to stay firm in my yoga practise.
My interest led me into many traditions of Yoga from around the world, from the Bihar School of Yoga, Tantra, Kundalini, Iyengar, Bikram and Astanga.
Teaching BoxingYoga™ helped me encompass a more physically demanding, a more alignment-based one that is informed by the subtler callings within my body.
From all of the study, exploration and life experience I’ve done, my teaching these days is less directly connected to one single tradition and is more informed by being present in class with what is happening for the individuals at the moment.
Mostly, however, to me, yoga, is an intimate practice with one’s self. There isn’t just one way; the only truth we can find comes from within ourself.
I’ve experienced grief, loss, love, abuse, suffering, joy, peace and every spectrum in between, which keeps me humble and approachable. After years of being immersed in yoga, it has taught me to choose simplicity, to remain a beginner, to always be teachable and enjoy this mysterious ride.
From 2011-2013 I was fortunate enough to take a course for authentic living which covers the 4 strands of human potential, Body-mind, Expressive arts, Eco-social and Transpersonal. The course provided some gifted healers, psychics, medicine men/women and shamans from many different traditions around the world. Humanistic Alchemy was facilitated by Guy Gladstone and Amadis Cammell at the time-honoured Open Centre, UK.
The yoga classes I teach are largely informed by my training as a Bodyworker, Reiki Master and in Somatic counselling as well as other energetic modalities, that includes some shamanic training.
My studies, yoga practice and motherhood have all shaped my present work and being highly intuitive has enabled me to develop my own style of teaching.
In 2006 combining all that I had learned through various traditions I created a concept called Nature’s Rhythm Yoga.
In 2019 I created Yogiletics based on Astanga and also Harmonic Heart Yoga which incorporates sound healing frequencies, and I have since begun working in schools teaching primary age children the benefits of yoga, to focus and open to creativity.
In my free time, I love to dance, long walks in nature, writing, and other exercise modalities like climbing. In addition to teaching yoga, I offer somatic counselling sessions that include my skills for body dialogue and breath work.
My aim is to work with others in a way that is most helpful for them, assisting others towards making conscious choices and further understand life’s rhythms and their true nature. True health and wellbeing is about understanding your conscious and unconscious thoughts and how these affect your attitude towards healthy living.
The choices we make today will mark our future. I am passionate about sharing what I know through my various studies around wellness;
I enjoy helping people feel better, and to do what it takes to reach their goals. I’ll share great ways that will be helpful for your empowerment and purpose.
Awaken to your true self.
The power is within you!