I was inspired to train as a yoga teacher after experiencing the profound effect it had on my health, It helped me finally banish years of back pain that I'd gritted my teeth through after being hit by a car. Yoga continued to support me through two "mature" pregnancies, and the shock diagnosis of a rare and life threatening autoimmune condition that destroyed my adrenal function. Now at 60 Yoga and Meditation continue to help me live with curiosity and compassion every day. Plus stay balanced and calm as a solo parent with a 'special needs' son.
The precision and versatility of Iyengar Yoga drew me towards its more detailed approach. I am a fully certified teacher, (JI2 level - for those not in the know that's good!) But I still consider myself a perpetual learner, regularly attending training workshops to extend my skills. I am also a practitioner of 'Yoga For The Special Child', having trained with the founder Sonia Sumar. I've a wide experience of teaching all body types including those with disabilities and chronic health problems.
Helping people stay physically and mentally well is what motivates me. I've personally learnt
What is Yoga?
Yoga was developed in India over 3000 years ago. It is a profound philosophical system that includes asana (exercises), pranayama, (controlled conscious breathing) along with guidelines to all aspects of life to help you become more aware and able to deal with life more peacefully.
What is Iyengar Yoga?
This is a method of Hatha yoga named after its founder, world acclaimed yoga master BKS Iyengar. Developed over a period of 75+ years of intense research and practice, it combines classical yoga traditions with innovative refinements. His approach is marked by dynamism and precision. The method builds strength and stamina while cultivating graceful peace and wellbeing. Mr. Iyengar died aged 95 in 2014 but his son and daughters, and now grand daughter keep the family tradition alive and continue to teach and inspire people worldwide.
Key aspects of Iyengar yoga
For more information see NZ Iyengar Association | BKS Iyengar Yoga