L U N E B L E U E Y O G A
I began practicing sivananda yoga and meditating as a way to help deal with insomnia & stress during my final year at University. After graduation I lived & travelled in France, Japan & Australia, working as a fitness instructor & practicing yoga to help keep me supple & prevent injury. In 2004 a good friend & yoga teacher suggested I should do a Teacher Training course.
I completed my first 200 hours Level 1 Teacher Training with Qi Yoga in Sydney followed by a 6-week intensive 200 hour residential course in Bali, Indonesia, with Louisa Sear of YogaArts, Byron Bay, Australia.
My practice has been a beautiful mash-up of ashtanga vinyasa, power yoga, sivananda & iyengar teacher influences but in recent years, as a mother of 4 active, busy little boys, I have gravitated towards the slower, deeper, more meditative practices of restorative & yin.
I am currently completing my 300 hour Level 2 Diploma in Brahmani Embodied Yoga with Julie Martin.
My style of teaching is always dictated by the people in front of me. Each class is an exploration & adventure.
My philosophy as a teacher is to be a yoga "guide" or as a good friend says a yoga “shepherdess”. To show my students the way & a path as a friend who knows the trail but allows them to find their own way in their own bodies & to respect themselves & their boundaries. I try to reconnect people with their true selves & to listen to the voice of their heart rather than push through poses & practices that don't honour where they are right now. I really believe in empowering my students in their own practice rather than limiting them with my interpretation or view of what is should be. I am definitely not a dogmatic teacher!
My own learning & teaching has been moulded by my own experiences & practice and I encourage my students to find their own way.
Following my initial training diplomas, in 2009 I completely training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli for Pregnancy & Post-Natal Yoga during my pregnancy with my 2nd son and have shared these practices with women in my community.
I have recently completed a Well Woman Yoga Therapy Course with Uma as well as Mantra Courses with Janet Stone.
Ongoing training & development is important to me as you can only teach when your own cup of practice & learning is filled.
Following my return to the 3 Valleys in 2009 I began teaching dynamic vinyasa yoga classes to locals, friends & visitors to the 3 Valleys & I continue to do this as well as holding a women’s yoga circle, a gentle yoga therapy class & a beginners ashtanga vinyasa class.