I first explored yoga as a way to deal with the pressures of a high-stress job in IT and have been practicing various forms of hot, hatha and flow yoga since 2002. I completed my teacher training in South Africa in 2004, and started teaching part-time. On my first maternity leave in 2009, I started working with other new mothers via the Life With A Baby program and developed a class to share the many benefits of yoga with other new moms .
Yoga has brought me the physical benefits of endurance, focus and flexibility. Most importantly yoga has given me inner strength and awareness. I teach yoga because I believe that we can all take our yogic experiences off the mat and in to our daily lives.
I endeavour to make yoga accessible to all levels of practitioners. In my classes, I will guide you through a flowing practice with an emphasis on being true to your Self and being present on your mat. I strive to show you that yoga is about honouring your body and your breath, with grace and respect.
I am a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200) and the Canadian Yogic Alliance (CYA-E-RYT200). My additional certifications include prenatal and kids yoga.
Since moving to Canada, I have been teaching at studios, as well as privately. In 2016, after my third maternity leave, I made the decision to teach full-time, focusing on teaching families.
From my experience teaching yoga to moms and babies on my three maternity leaves, I developed an engaging and interactive Yoga for Mom and Baby class. In 2017 I completed the Core Confidence Specialist certification through Bellies Inc, allowing me to introduce a specialist Postnatal Yoga class specifically designed to help women recover and restore after birth and for the first few months postpartum.
In addition, I can be found on my mat sharing my knowledge with other yoga teachers. I created a teacher training certification for Postnatal and Baby Yoga, enabling certified teachers to expand their teaching repertoire. I am also thrilled to be part of the Teacher Training faculty at Yoga Tree studios, presenting the Prenatal Yoga component of their Yoga Teacher Training courses.
Learn more about my training and certifications.