On the Mat, Off the Mat

About

My journey with Iyengar Yoga started in 1999, with a single book, Yoga – The Iyengar Way. Since the beginning, I have always been very interested in the practice and philosophy of yoga. My interest in anatomy fosters a more in-depth study of the effect of yoga on the physical body. The study of yogic philosophy helps me consolidate and integrate what I experience mentally and spiritually from the practice.

It has always fascinated me that the challenges I face and how I respond to them, both on the mat and off the mat, are surprisingly similar. Through my practice, I have developed the strength and poise to tackle and overcome these challenges. 

After an incredibly long and life-changing journey, in 2014, I completed the 3-year Introductory certification through the Iyengar Institute of South Africa. In 2018, I completed the Intermediate Junior 1 certification. It was a year requiring dedicated and intense focus with many, many hours on my mat. The journey had an abundance of new knowledge to assimilate and integrate, fresh discoveries to make and a variety of poses to attempt to master.  

I moved to New Zealand in July 2019 and resumed teaching in October. I am excited to share that I have started teaching at Monica Haar’s Iyengar Yoga Studio in Grey Lynn. Being able to teach and share my love for yoga has been my anchor – it has helped me settle into my new life and find balance. It is a gift to be part of this global Iyengar yoga community, no matter where I am in the world, I am home on my mat and with this practice.

I am deeply passionate about helping people find ease in their bodies and balance in their lives, through yoga. I have seen that by strengthening our mind-body connection, we can guide ourselves to a better state of well-being and live a life of health and joy. In my classes, you can expect thoughtfully planned sequences which will both challenge and revitalise you, this will help you feel calm, clear and energised.