To me, yoga is the life giving experience of connection, alignment and friendship with the best parts of ourselves. It is feeling strong and centred with good intention. It is the cleaning out of cobwebs from our hearts, minds and moods. It is the clear headed smile and acceptance after the storms of worries and woes. It is being tender, open and vulnerable with ourselves and life. It is the flowering and exchange of wisdom and love.
I arrived at yoga as a sick and deeply troubled 16 year old. I had only dipped my toe into practice but I was deeply affected by the change in mood and wellbeing that asana practice can bring.
At 24, I had developed a strong love and personal practice of yoga in its many forms. My husband and I decided to undertake our yoga teacher training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India.
I’m very drawn to traditional devoted practices and our training at this ashram immersed us in these ancient teachings and way of life, and we emerged full of inspiration and questions.
In 2019, now a family, we decided to move to the Origins Centre WA. A Universal Peace retreat centre founded and run by Lama Chime Shore. Here we lived for 1 year, learning Dharma, training in traditional Mindfulness, assisting with the day to day running of the retreat centre, teaching yoga and hosting artists as part of an Artists Residency program we initiated and managed.
At Yoga From the Heart I offer classes and workshops using Yogic and Dharmic techniques and teachings. I aim to create a space for people to deeply come home to themselves, to create a special time for people to enjoy slowing down, gather inspiration and practices for living life more fully, happily and well.