Yoga + Somatic Practitioner
I am a teacher of movement who is motivated to assist others to achieve their highest potential, body, heart and mind. Over the last 15 years I have had extensive experience within the wellness arena, owning and operating a personal training business as well as three yoga studios in Canberra, Australia. My background originated in conflict resolution roles, where I came to understand the value of true health and happiness being a balance of both mental and physical wellbeing. This realisation led me to seek training and mastery within the fitness world, and in 2005 I obtained a Master Personal Trainer qualification and opened my own PT business. My work in this field opened the door to my first 200 hour yoga teacher training, with Duncan Peak from PLAY (Power Living Australia) I worked closely in collaboration with my teachers in these early days and was lucky enough to apprentice as an assistant on PLAY's teacher trainings and retreats. I have numerous qualifications through many hours spent training in yoga and related modalities. I have trained in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers & Jo Phee, Baptiste Yoga, iREST (Level 1), Clear Minded for Life Children's Mindfulness and Movement, Frontline Trauma Aware Yoga Teaching and have recently become a Pause Breathwork Facilitator. During my years as a yoga studio owner and senior teacher, I wrote and facilitated my own 200hr and 75hr Yoga Teacher Training Courses, running countless retreats (within Australia and internationally) workshops & programs as well as developing ongoing mentoring relationships with over 30 yoga teachers locally. I also explored co-facilitation of various trainings and workshops through innovative methods (using process oriented experiences inclusive of sound and ceremony) teaching new yoga teachers with Embody Wellbeing in 2018. My work with movement has created a curiosity to understand how the physical aspects of our experience are always informing us and connecting us to our innate capacity to heal. This is the foundation of my most recent work: The Remedy - a practice of my own creation that draws on breathwork, somatics, sound, and journaling as a way to find a therapeutic connection and experience the balance within. I currently reside at the South Coast of NSW, in the beautiful town of Berry and specialising in consultancy on yoga teacher trainings/retreats as well as delivering my own sessions online 1:1 and within groups. Find your own unique balance of wellbeing and work with me!
• 2020 Pause Breathwork Facilitator Training • 2019 Shiatsu Massage Basics • 2019 Frontline Yoga Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training • 2018 Process Oriented Psychology Counselling and Facilitation Study Semester One • 2018 iREST Yoga Nidra Facilitation Training • 2018 Trauma and Emotional Release Training with Michael Trembath • 2017 Clear Minded for Life Children’s Meditation and Breathwork Teacher Training • 2016 Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jo Phee, Yinspiration • 2014 Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers • 2012 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Power Living Australia • 2009 Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certificate Baptiste Yoga • 2007 Power Yoga Teacher Training 200hrs Power Living Australia • 2005 Personal Trainer Fitness Certificate IV Australian Institute of Fitness