I moved to Melbourne at the age of 15 to follow my love for classical ballet. I studied dance, human movement and completed my VCE at the Victorian College of the Arts. After 5 years in Melbourne, dedicating my life and body to dance, my career and life path ended due to irreparable shin fractures. This was a life crushing moment for me and drove me back to Tasmania to seek solace with my family. Shortly thereafter, I fell in love, got married and had 3 beautiful children. Here is where I started looking for something to move and energise my body, still my mind and provide the feeling of total freedom that I used to experience when I was dancing. I found yoga, or perhaps yoga found me…
Yoga and dance are very different but the transition for me was easy and extremely rewarding. I no longer had to work through pain. Instead, I was taught how to nurture and listen to myself and what an amazing realisation that was, not to mention restoring my ‘overstretched mum-of-three body’ back to one of strength and stability! My interest in yoga went into overdrive, quickly I knew I was hooked and going to take my hobby to the next level. I undertook kids and family yoga teacher training with Gopala Amir Yaffe and a few months later went to Byron Yoga Centre where I completed my 500hour RYT training, a Cert IV in Yoga Business and a BabyBliss Prenatal Yoga qualification.
I love my job. There are not many people out there who can say they feel better after a day of work, I do. If you love what you do it has an amazing effect on the people around you and they start loving what they are doing, it goes on and on, it’s the ripple effect and it all starts with you. Be happy and the world will smile back.