For me teaching yoga is a gift.
As my teacher taught me I share the ISHTA experience with others. This style is breath-based flow yoga that focus’ on alignment, meditation, and healing for the body, mind and soul.
My yoga journey began 20 years ago and it wasn’t until I joined teacher training with ‘Tamara Yoga’ that I became completely immersed in the ISHTA style. I began my teacher training in 2005 and I credit yoga to transforming my life. The more I learned, the more I practised, the better and happier I felt.
I have since completed my Post Graduate studies in Yoga and am a member of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia.
For me yoga has been a rite of passage into my own beauty and strength.
In ISHTA Yoga we learn to connect with the constant and ever changing flow of the breath. To mindfully move with awareness and ease on and off the mat and through the magical crazy wonder-filled unfolding existence that we call life.
“Whoever saves one person saves the world”
My background is as a qualified psychotherapist. I worked for many years in the area of counselling, mainly with people struggling with addiction. I helped people rebuild their lives after medical intervention. The work I did in this area highlighted how people become disconnected from others and can often destroy relationships with family. This alienation would become the greater stressor than the addiction itself.
My work and personal inquiry in this area led me to yoga, which connects people with their own body, mind, soul and community.
Yoga is both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. I cannot imagine my life without it. Teaching yoga makes me feel like I am really contributing. When I practise yoga or lead a class I am clear that yoga connects people to themselves and others. At the end of a class people walk out lighter and happy. This is the gift I love to give.
I successfully completed my Teachers training and Post graduate teacher training and have studied many different modalities including Avatar and the work of Shematrix just to mention a few.
What stands out for me is I truly believe yoga is the missing link. We are our body so healing and growth needs to take place on all these levels – psychologically, mindfully and physically. Only then can we find release through the practice of the asana (postures) so we can be open and free to experience equanimity, balance and bliss.
The goal of YOGAMAT’ERS is to create a supportive, non-competitive environment where every student is encouraged to focus inward and connect with their own inner wisdom.
Yoga is the unveiling process that brings love and potential to the surface, whilst becoming physically and mentally strong and flexible.