I was first introduced to Simone at Yoga Ways, East Gosford, where she taught me in a Pregnancy class, and then continued to teach me in a Mums and Bubs class. Both of these classes required a lot of careful attention and direction and Simone did this with confidence, instilling my trust in her teaching.
Throughout the next 10 years our paths as teacher and student crossed several times, but in the last 2 years I became a regular student again through her business Yoga and You. In this time, Simone was still actively practicing and learning from her teacher so that she could bring as much knowledge as possible to her own teaching. Simones teaching was always evolving because of this, and she shared her knowledge wholeheartedly with her students.
Simones enthusiasm for teaching was reflected by always being well prepared for classes. They started with a short discussion about the focus for the class, and nearly always offered some reading material and diagrams to accompany this. Her instruction in asana was detailed but clear, and her adjustments were always light and in-tune with our breath.
Pre-existing injuries were noted at the beginning of each class and asana levels were tailored to the individual. On a professional level our yoga space and props were always clean, the room temperate and beautifully styled with fresh flowers and art.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Simones teaching from beginner to advanced practitioners of yoga. Her teaching is unique, diverse and beautifully balanced to suit students from all styles of yoga.