I have been teaching Yoga & Meditation full time since 2009. My development as both teacher and practitioner has drawn on experience, inspiration and trainings from different styles of Yoga over the many years. The precision and alignment focus of Iyengar is my main inspiration, and I connect deeply with the authentic Hatha principles of action and non action and its traditional philosophy and spirituality.
I teach in various countries in Europe including England, Spain, Ireland, Italy, the USA and many spots in Africa. I was based teaching and studying in India between 2014 and 2019: deepening my wisdom in the ancient healing therapies of Yoga, Massage, the study of Ayurveda and the power of Dance.
"Yoga is Life, Life is Yoga"
Yoga is more than a physical practice, it is a conscious way of existing. How we align and move our bodies increases our awareness and further extends to how we interact in the world.
Practise Yoga with both intention and attention. Yoga cultivates self-awareness. What we attend to, and the attitude with which we attend to it, greatly influence how we experience ourselves and our lives. The more we practice yoga holistically the more mindful we become.
"meditation is watching"
The quality of being aware and being alert. What you watch is not the point: the object is not the point. The action is not the question, but the quality that you bring to the action. When you are not doing on any level, all activity has ceased and you just simply are, just being - this is Meditation. If even for a moment you are not thinking, not concentrating, not contemplating, totally relaxed and at your centre - that is Meditation.
Whatsoever you do with awareness is Meditation. Once you have become aware of the way ‘just being’ can remain undisturbed, then small and finally all actions can be meditative, as long as you keep your centre unstirred and non reactive.
An objective tool to discover the simplicity of just being is to observe the breath as it flows in and out naturally. There are many methods of Meditation, as long as they follow three essential things:- A completely relaxed state- no fighting or controlling of the mind. Second, watching whatever is going on without interference. And thirdly, watching without any judgement or evaluation.
I love using my hands as a healing tool for as long as I can remember. A trained Reiki master, and certified massage practitioner since 2007, I offer holistic intuitive massage specific to each individual.
Broad experience includes Shiatsu, Fascia work, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage), and Chi energy balancing. Drawing on these varied techniques, I work intuitively: holding space with complete presence, with or without oil.
2007 - Certified Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Masters Degree in "Hands on Healing"
2007 - Full Body Chi Massage Course 200 hours
2009 - Apprenticeship with Jax Jai in Ashtanga Primary Series in Cape Town, SA - 200 hours
2010 - RYT 200 Ashtanga / Vinyasa Teacher Training Course in Cape Town, SA @ Africa Yoga in St Francis Bay
2011 - Informal Bikram training at Yoga Life in Cape Town. 300 Hours
2013 - RYT 200 Introduction to Forrest Yoga in March in Cape Town
- 100 hrs Advanced Forrest training at Triyoga in London in August
- 60 hrs Anusara Advanced Teacher’s Immersion with Patrick Creelman in Cape Town in October
2014 - 4 months immersed in India - practising Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga
- 80 hrs Synergy Immersion with Simon Borg-Olivier, the co-founder of Synergy Yoga Australia
2015 : India- 200 Hours Intensive "Pranic Healing" Course and 220 hours Teachers Training Course Level 1 Iyengar Yoga with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
2016 : India - 200 Hours Intensive Ayurveda Course and 220 hours Teachers Training Course Level 2 Iyengar Yoga with Master Yoga Teacher Sharat Arora
2017 : Teaching full time at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in Arambol, Goa during Winter & Dharamkot Centre in the Himalayas in the summer
2017 August : Resident Yoga teacher at the Italy Contact Camp in Tuscany
2018 March : Resident Yoga Teacher at the Thailand Contact Dance Festival
2018 September : Completed my 7th Vipassana 10 Day Silent Retreat
2019 January: Yoga Therapy Courses in Arambol, India