My intention for each class is to create a space where you feel welcome and where you can just be yourself. There is no striving, no judgement – we all practice within our own ability. Yoga is not about how it looks, but about how it feels. There is nothing you need to do, other than enjoying a moment in which you allow yourself to slow down and restore your energy levels. I’m here to facilitate that for you.
I’ve always been an active kid. I started practising ballet at the age of 4, took up swimming shortly thereafter, then horseback riding, field hockey, and golf. At home I would run around with my three older brothers, playing soccer, tennis and whatever game we could think of. In winter I went skiing and snowboarding, and during summers I enjoyed water sports like body boarding and sailing.
I’ve also always had a passion for trying to improve the wellbeing of people in need and of the environment. As a kid, I would go around the neighbourhood with an empty cup, to collect money for the WWF, Greenpeace and Unicef. During my studies, I volunteered in several humanitarian aid projects in The Netherlands, Bolivia, India and Sierra Leone, which have impacted me greatly.
From the moment I went to Uni to study International Relations, my active lifestyle decreased dramatically. And once I started working in a high pressured job, it didn’t take long for stress and anxiety to quickly kick in. This led to experiencing daily panic attacks, which was quite debilitating.
In order to deal with this, I started practising yoga back in 2007. The physical exercises, combined with learning different breathing techniques and meditation, really helped me to ease the effects of stress and anxiety, and to restore a positive connection between my body and mind.
In 2017 I took up a yoga teacher training to further my own knowledge of the practice. I ended up really enjoying the teaching part of the training, which I hadn’t expected at all..! But teaching yoga ended up being the perfect fit for me, as it combines my passions for both physical exercise as well as enhancing people’s wellbeing.
I started teaching immediately after completing my teacher training in 2017, and have loved it ever since! To have the opportunity to work with people, and to facilitate a moment of relaxation and restoration for them, is just amazing!
Certified in Providing First Aid including CPR
50hr intensive on Yoga & Ayurveda (2018), Tory Hyndman – Mandali, Italy
200hr Yoga Teacher Training (2017), Ambika Chadwick - The Yoga Social, Melbourne
50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (2015), Hugh Lee - Breath of Heart, Melbourne
Meditation Course (2015), Jac Lewis - The Broad Place, Melbourne
Introduction to Ayurveda (2014), Tory Hyndman - Delight Yoga, Amsterdam