I have been practicing yoga since I was 16, so nearly 40 years. My practice is like life, it has ebbs and flows and it is living and dynamic. Finally studying to teach in the land where yoga began was a totally immersing and humbling experience, an experience I bring to my mat and my teachings. I am forever the student and am grateful to all of the Guru I have had the privilege to encounter along my journey.
Life is always teaching us and I learn much from those who attend my sessions. I may be the leader in the room but we are all teachers. Yoga is not just a practice of Asana, is it much more, a delving into the soul. It is not a competition or exercise, it is a joining a melding and a growing, not just of the body, of the mind and heart also. It is expansion, it is a gift we give ourselves. Is is a learning to understand and be gentle with yourself.
I practice Classical Tantra yoga, Tantra means liberation from bondage of mind through expansion of awareness or expansion of Prana - energy. Tantra Yoga is an integrated practice which incorporates Hatha Yoga, Astanga Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Shiva - Shatki Yoga. It has emphasis on developing the energy and power and energy of the Chakra.
As part of the practice the sessions may include a mix of Dhana -meditation, Asana - poses or postures, Pranayama - breathing, mudra - hand postures, Bandha - locks or contractions and Yoga Nidra. We may also include some Mantra - chanting at set / specialised times.
I also hold qualifications in Meditation, mindfulness based and therapeutic.
You do not need to be skilled at any level to attend practice with me, all levels are welcome and catered for. We are all individuals and as such we do not gel with all people, I welcome you to join me, however if you find I am not for you or the styles do not suit I am happy to suggest colleagues you may wish to try. It is more important that you come to your mat to practice.
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I am real
I am authentic
Shanti Yoga Ashram, Classical Tantra Yoga Teacher Training 500 Novemeber 2014 + 200 hour registered with Yoga Alliance
Certificate IV TAE40110 in Training and Assessment
Spiritual Care with the Dying Level 1
Meditation Teacher Training - The Gawler Foundation November 2015
Food as Medicine - Monash University
HLT40312 Certificate IV Massage Therapy Practice
Inclusive Practice education
Reiki & Seichim Master 2011
Mindfullness Meditation Teachers Training 2012
Therapeutic Meditation Training Program 2011 with Dr Ian Gawler & Br Phap Lu