My yoga classes incorporate breath work (pranayama) and inner awareness (meditation) to assist you in gaining strength and flexibility and a more peaceful, quiet mind. I am passionate about teaching yoga and want my students to experience the same benefits that I have received from my own practice; increased strength and flexibility, a deeper connection to self, increased confidence and a sense of happiness and joy in life that can be chosen in each moment.
I was interested in yoga and meditation from a young age but it wasn’t until I became a mother in my mid-twenties that I actually took my first yoga class. After bending over to fold a nappy and feeling something go in my back, I realised that I had to learn how to look after my spine and my body so that I could look after my daughter. I took my first class and never looked back. It didn’t take long for me to realise that yoga is not only about the body, it is also and even more so about the mind. Yoga helps us to travel through life with grace, joy, equanimity and love. A daily practice can transform your own life and the lives of those around you. Yoga allows you to connect more deeply to who you really are, not who you think you are.
I found my love of yoga in London whilst working in Public Relations and the shift from student to teacher happened when I moved back to Perth. For many years I taught yoga part-time. My desire to open a studio was finally realised in 2016 when Annie suggested we open a studio together. I am very excited to see what the future holds for us at Glide Yoga and look forward to being a part of a yoga community that values the ancient teachings of yoga which means union or connection.
I have been teaching over 50’s yoga for more than 6 years and am passionate about the health benefits of yoga for every body. As we age our bodies tighten, we become more stiff and less flexible, but it doesn’t have to be this way! To quote BKS Iyengar, I have discovered that ‘yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquillity and joy!’ Yoga allows us to age gracefully and if practiced as little as three times a week, can actually start reversing the ageing process. You will very quickly begin to feel more ease in your body. As well as teaching Glide’s vibrant and ever growing over 50’s community, I enjoy teaching Glide’s Flow classes which are for all levels and all ages.
I am passionate about a lot of things in life and have run many successful businesses but my greatest joy and fulfilment has come from opening Glide Yoga. I completed an ISHTA inspired yoga teacher training course (300 hours) in 2010 and also studied with Nischala Joy Devi (100 hours) completing a Yoga of the Heart yoga therapy certification for people living with heart disease and cancer.
My life has been enhanced and my horizons broadened by my yoga practice. So often life offers you a challenge and there have been many in my life, but these days I am a lot calmer, happier and more centred. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my classes where you will experience renewed vitality of body and mind.
I was reluctant to start yoga thinking that I needed to do ‘harder’ exercise like you do at the gym. I lived like many others by the mantra of no pain, no gain and saw yoga as a soft option that wasn’t challenging enough for the body. How wrong I was! It didn’t take long for me to work out that yoga is as much for the body as it is for the mind and I began to experience a calm peaceful mind. I actually didn’t know that it was possible to calm my overly active mind. I felt happier, more centred, more relaxed…. It was a total revelation.
Wanting to know more about the philosophy of yoga I started my teacher training course with no intention of teaching yoga. Along the way I discovered that I loved teaching. I love seeing my students shine and embrace the tools that yoga gives to manage life better.
I enjoy seeing students release themselves from their day-to-day worries as they focus on being present in their own bodies, moving through postures without putting pressure on themselves to push or improve. I don’t care how deep you go into a pose, all I care about is how it makes you feel. Grounded, safe, centred, alive and peaceful. I want to guide others in learning how to let go of the conditioning and competitive approach to life and learn to be happy in your own unique skin.
My new mantra is ‘Go to yoga! Life is happier with yoga’.
Kids Yoga Teacher
I have completed a Yoga Australia accredited children’s yoga course plus a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. This combination of specialist skills and knowledge allows me to not only provide fun, safe and dynamic yoga sessions for kids of any age but also provide a clinically therapeutic element to each session and a child’s individual progression and development. I am thrilled to be specialising in and teaching kid’s yoga at Glide Yoga.
I have been practicing yoga for my own personal and physical development for 16 years. Everyday yoga helps me to be mindful and compassionate. Yoga also keeps me physically in tune to allow me to fully enjoy the sports I love being surfing, tennis, snowboarding, swimming and running.
Due to these amazing benefits to my own life, I love yoga! I am also a father of two beautiful girls who light up my heart every day, plus keep me on my toes!