I have practised various styles, including Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and a little Iyengar Yoga for over 20 years and have been teaching for 11 years. My first yoga class was at a gym, and I loved it! I completed my yoga teacher training with Marina Contardo at the Ishta School of Yoga in 2008. The reason why I chose to study with Ishta, is that I believe it allows its member to practice the best of all schools of yoga. This means that one can modify one’s yoga practise to include the best elements of each style, and the asana’s and components that work best with you personally.
I am addicted to yoga, and practised yoga throughout both of my pregnancies. My passion for yoga grows every time I get on the mat! I do believe it is a great learning experience and it allows one to get more in touch with oneself. In this busy, material world, we often forget that the most important thing in our lives is ourselves, and this includes our body. For me it is the best way to connect body and mind.
I started studying pilates a few years ago, in order to increase my knowledge and capabilities as a yoga teacher. I hope to utilise my studies of Stott Pilates principles, combined with an Injuries & Special populations course, to be able to deal with many different types of students and different bodies. I also hope to offer Pilates classes as well as yoga classes.
I feel that I am still close to the beginning of my journey with yoga, and that there are many more years (and lifetimes even) to grow in my yoga practise.
But there is nothing like getting on your mat and just doing it!
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My own yoga practice started in 2012, finding Yoga felt like coming home! A year later I started my Kundalini teachers training and soon after I was introduced to children’s yoga. I was inspired to see how these lessons were teaching the children essential life skills through a fun yoga practice. That’s when I decided I wanted to get involved and make it a part of my life.
I enrolled in one of South Africa’s leading children’s yoga companies, Yoga4kids with Suzie Manson and completed my children’s yoga teacher certification at the end of 2014. I knew my souls purpose – to share these tools and teachings with toddlers, children and teens.
Through my passion and heart song of teaching yoga to kids, I have seen the benefits that yoga brings and how this practice is working towards the holistic healing of the next generation. I currently teach yoga at 11 schools and I am involved in 3 Yoga outreach projects at Salvazione Christian School in Brixton, St Matthews in Soweto and Mayfair Convent Primary School.