How did you get into yoga?
I went to a beginner’s weekend course with my mum when I was 17 years old, it was very memorable weekend and I felt deeply that this practice resonated with me. I am grateful to my mum for have taken me with her that weekend.
Was there a moment when you realised you wanted to pursue yoga seriously?
Since that first introduction to yoga, I have come in and out of the practice depending on where I have been in the world and what I have been doing. I have always recognized that yoga had a special place within me. When I turned 40, for various life events, I had a pull to dedicate more discipline to my practice.
How has yoga changed you?
Yes for sure. Yoga has been the path for self-study and self-awareness. It has given me new connection to my body, and a channel to explore philosophical questions of life.
What’s your advice to people considering starting yoga?
Be aware of the yoga stereo types and myths, such as that yoga is only for certain body types, etc. Be open minded, there are so many types of yoga that you will for sure find a practice that will resonate with you.
What is your approach to teaching?
I encourage people to enjoy their practice and find connection with their bodies. I give plenty of options to underpin that there is no one right way for each asana, you work with the level where your body and mind are at.
My favourite quote as a yogi:
The Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 47
Your authority is in action alone, and never in its fruits; motive should never be in the fruits of action, nor should you cling to inaction.