My life-changing moment happened in 2007. I was working as a Business Analyst for the BBC in London and I wasn’t happy or content with the path that I was on. It was recommended to me to try Bikram Yoga and after much resistance, I went along to my first class. As tough as this experience was I had never felt so fantastic. I was instantly attracted to the physical and mental benefits the yoga sequence had to offer. Enjoying all the challenges each and every class presented I quickly noticed changes to my body and I was calmer and more relaxed. I was hooked!
Deciding to make the transition from the corporate world to Bikram Yoga Teacher I embarked on the Fall training in Acapulco Mexico in 2008. Not knowing what was in front of me other than 9 weeks of torture I let go of any expectations and went along for the ride. Bikram teacher training was a journey full of highs and lows and I loved every minute of the life-changing experience.
Never being one to sit still and having a thirst and desire to grow I ventured to the US to live and train with Sumit Banerjee in 2009. I completed the Sumit’s Yoga Teacher Training at that time and we welcomed the Sumit Class to our schedule in 2014. Other trainings have included Yin Yoga training in 2012 and early in 2015, I returned to London to learn from Matt Miller his amazing Broga Yoga sequences. I have also been fortunate to complete the Inferno Hot Pilates training in Bali in 2017 and I am confident the journey I am sure will continue!
I have also been extremely fortunate to continue working with Sumit and have helped facilitate five teacher trainings here in Perth and Bali. I find this so rewarding seeing people grow and develop from such an experience.
Encouraging people to have an awareness that through the movement of the body – yoga asana you can achieve such stillness and clarity in the mind is always the primary focus when teaching. It is a privilege to support students on this journey and so inspiring to see peoples lives and bodies change through regular and consistent practice.