On the Mat, Off the Mat

About me

I’m an Iyengar Yoga teacher in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve been practising yoga for over 20 years and have been teaching since 2015. I’m interested in sharing how to live yoga on and off the mat. I teach at various locations around Auckland, check out where you can join my class.

Finding Iyengar Yoga

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, the philosophy of yoga and their connection. The study of yogic philosophy helps me consolidate and integrate what I experience mentally and spiritually from the practice. My interest in anatomy inspires me to understand the effects of yoga on the physical body through the focus of alignment, use of props, mental focus and the breath.

I completed the 3-year Introductory certification through the Iyengar Institute of South Africa in 2014. In 2018, I furthered this and qualified under the Intermediate Junior 1 certification. It was an intense year requiring dedicated and intense focus with many, many hours on my mat. The journey gave me an abundance of new knowledge to assimilate and integrate, with fresh discoveries about myself and yoga.

The big move to Auckland

I moved to New Zealand in July 2019. Immigration is a massive upheaval and a long, complicated process but my yoga practice and teaching have been my biggest support in navigating the emotional rollercoaster over these past few years. Being able to teach and share my love for yoga has been my anchor because 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, so no matter where I am in the world, I am home on my mat and with this practice.

Yoga as a focus

The pandemic has caused many of us to re-evaluate our lives and what is important to us. At the end of 2021, after 22 years of being an Interaction designer, I decided to focus on teaching yoga full time. I am deeply passionate about helping people find ease in their bodies and balance in their lives through yoga. I have experienced 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. My classes are thoughtfully planned to both challenge and revitalise you – helping you feel calm, clear and energised.

Yoga in Auckland

I teach yoga in Auckland around the city – I offer studio classes, corporate classes and workshops.
If you want to join me on the mat, click here to find a yoga class near you.
You can also get in touch here to enquire about private or corporate classes.