I was drawn to yoga in my teens because it helped calm and focus my mind for studying at school. It became a constant that accompanied me throughout my life. While at university in Brighton, UK, I was introduced to Scaravelli-inspired yoga. It resonated so deeply with my whole being, like a sigh of relief for my body. This was a practice that embraced our imperfections, allowed creative exploration, but most importantly, it prioritised what felt right for the individual body above achieving a perfect shape in space.
After graduation I immediately embarked on a yoga teacher training and have been following this calling ever since. On returning to South Africa I began teaching a weekly class at first in Storms River. I have now been teaching yoga in beautiful Plett for over ten years.
Thai Yoga Massage, which I studied in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, has been a wonderful complement to yoga. This gentle dance of therapist and receiver can give the calm, blissful experience of yoga even to those who don’t go to classes.
I continue to learn more about the body through my constant regular yoga practice, study of anatomy and the workings of the mind. I love to share this with my students and have in the last few years worked quite intensively one-on-one with students who have particular illnesses, injuries or physical difficulties. It is a constant learning exchange between teacher and student, for which I am most grateful.