Yoga is my way of being. It is my favourite flavour and lens to experience, view and reflect. I deeply believe that the practices of movement and stillness, of both expending and retention of breath, of balancing, strengthening and inverting, all come to use every single day, in every aspect of my life. There is no skill more worth developing than awareness. Awareness of self, of others and of the world, and I have yet to come across a better, easier, more pleasant and fun way to develop great awareness than practicing yoga. As a single mother of three beautiful people, all in different ages and phases, I give full credit to my practice which enable us to sail safely through all family weathers.
I love people, and am passionate about supporting anyone in the process of becoming the best expression of themselves! My classes are very organic and depending on who is in the room and where you are at. Yoga is not a competitive sport, but a practice of healthy maintenance and growth. You will find that there is always room for you to explore and expand within your physical / mental / emotional comfort zone.
I have been teaching Yoga since 2008 and practicing since 1995. Over the past 10 years I have taught extensively in the community, people of all ages, stages, and many walks of life. I have also taught mindfulness for youth at primary schools and college (Mindful Teens and Mindful Tamariki), and run regular yearly Women MeTreats, weekend retreats in Golden Bay. Please check my website, www.yoganoa.com
This year I am super proud and excited to join Kerry Sunderland of Write Across New Zealand
in a series of writers retreats supported by Yoga practices, including Asana Yoga Nidra.
I am a certified Satyananda teacher (2 years training at the Academy of Yogic Science, Mangrove, NSW, www.yogateachertraining.com.au
), although my style of teaching is also influenced by other teachers, trainings, and my intuition.
For the past 5 years I have been teaching from my own studio in Nelson North. Moving into town to the Victory Community I am looking forward to meeting you soon at the Wellness Movement.
Om Om Noa