I found my mat quite late in my life, but fell in love immediately.
My mat became my home, my place of safety, a place to challenge my own boundaries, face my fears, a place to REALLY get to know myself inside out and a place to dream. I had never felt quite so alive. Yoga became a hobby, then a dedicated practice and then so much more… yoga became a way of life. I wanted everyone to experience this.
I embarked on my journey of becoming a yoga a teacher. My initial yoga teacher training I completed locally, at a small studio in Pretoria and started teaching.
My time in India...
I journeyed to India to do my international qualification (200RYS) in Rishikesh, India. I had the privilege of learning yoga under the guidance of Yogacharya Vinay Chaitnyaryt. It is here, where I experienced the true essence of yoga, as much more than just a physical practice, but a deeply spiritual practice, a union of body, mind and soul, a union with the divine.
I incorporate what I learned in India in all of my classes. I teach traditional Hatha yoga with emphasis on strength, flexibility, proper alignment and an element of fun. I include pranayama and meditation in honor of the eight limbs of Yoga. I like to challenge my students in order to get them to push their own boundaries with the intention (faith and hope) of guiding them deeper into their inner self and to challenge their ingrained beliefs and perceptions of self and the world they live in.
For my continued education in yoga, I am currently in my final year of Iyengar yoga training and will this year be completing training in this style. Iyengar yoga lays emphasis on detail, precision and alignment when practicing the asanas; prioritising correct movement (longer holds), over quantity of movement.
Yoga has become entwined in every fiber of my being and I hope to instill this love in every student I come across.
I am forever a dedicated student of yoga
“Yoga is the path to the self through the self.”
I like to laugh. I am honest, passionate and loyal.
I like pasta, curry, chili, pizza, tacos, avo, hummus and salad. I like all types of vegetables except Brussels Sprouts.
I love to cook. I love yoga, arm balances, music and dancing.
I like forests, nature and the ocean. I like to walk barefoot, the smell of rain, the wind blowing through my hair and to watch the sun rise or set.
What my clients say
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