I did my first Iyengar yoga class in 1987 in Manchester, UK. I remember walking out of that class with a feeling of lightness, which was the effect of a physical and emotional connected practice - this I only realised much later on!
I have been teaching for 20 years and I am the owner/manager of the Springwood Yoga Studio. I have been to Pune, India on several occasions to study at the Iyengar Yoga Institute and also attend conventions and workshops with Senior teachers regularly.
Yoga helps me to balance what might be happening emotionally or physically in my life. It is a very nurturing practice that I wish to share with others.
In the Blue Mountains I began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alan Goode and my apprenticeship as a teacher-in-training began.
I was immediately and completely drawn to the depth, focus and creativity that Yoga brought to every aspect of my life and I understood yoga as a life path and art.
After a strong and devoted start to my yoga life with the community of the Blue Mountains Yoga Studio, I continue with devotion to practice and study on my own, with my friends from different yoga disciplines and with Pixie Lillas.
I love the language of yoga and the language of teaching; and that through the use of it, the teachings of Yoga can become accessible to everyone. I have a particular interest in Yoga for mental health and anxiety.
Many years ago, a friend of my husband dragged us along to a yoga class. I haven’t looked back. Yoga has become many things to me – most importantly it became my lifeline when my husband died. And since yoga has been so beneficial for me, physically and emotionally, I decided I needed to be able to pass the gift of yoga on to others.
Thus it was that I began my journey of teacher training with Lulu Bull in 2010.
I had a total hip replacement 3 years ago. Working with the injury and subsequent rehabilitation after surgery has considerably deepened my understanding of the immeasurable benefits of yoga.
My Iyengar Yoga journey started after I moved to Springwood in 2008. While I was having a coffee across the road from the Springwood Yoga Studio, I noticed the "Yoga" sign on the window & thought "Maybe I should try this out".
This was the beginning of an amazing journey. With many changes in my life since moving to the mountains, I have found that my regular practice has played a major role in helping me to gain physical & mental stability in my life.
So when Linda asked if I would consider teaching Yoga, I thought "Wow, I can assist others with their Yoga journey". My Iyengar Yoga journey is ever evolving.....