Why did you start with yoga?
I fell in love with yoga about 18 years ago. Over the years my yogamat has always been a place for me to land and to connect with myself. Wherever I was in the world or in my life: feeling that safe space on my mat to really tune-in to what is alive in me at that moment and to get out of my head.
Why did you become a yoga teacher?
Yoga has brought me so much. Especially when I started to practice with teachers who had a more holistic approach: taking into account the nervous system and how all sorts of trauma are being stored in the body. When I started working this way, so much opened up for me. I literally learned a new bodylanguage: a new way of moving, of being in my body and connecting to it. I’m just so passionate about this and I love sharing it. I’m so grateful to hold space for you to be present in your own body, and for guiding you into your own movement exploration.
What do you love most about teaching yoga?
The magic for me as a teacher is witnessing how people “land” back into their bodies during a yoga class, to see the softening of their faces.
What styles of yoga do you teach?
I make any class flowy, whether it be Lightflow or a Bondi60 class. I’ll always throw some mobility exercises and functional strength-building into the mix, but in a gentle way. Even a Yin class I’ll start off with a little warm-up focused on mobility to enable you to melt deeper into the restorative Yin poses after that. Overall I would say my approach is gentle and nurturing.
Can you describe your personal teaching style in a few words?
My focus as a yoga teacher is on holding space for an embodied yoga practice rooted in mobility, range of motion, flow and functional movement. I love the idea of yoga as a movement meditation.
Embodiment is at the core of all my classes: inviting students to actually feel what a yoga asana feels like instead of just making the shape, so really working from the inside out.
What is your favourite song for Savasana?
Entheo – Beauty & Truth
What is your favourite book or movie?
Book: Circe by Madeline Miller, a Greek myth from a female perspective