At a time when I felt completely disconnected with who I was,
Yoga helped me to rediscover myself. It's been an incredibly healing practice for me since 2015, and it's improved my physically and mental health ten-fold. I feel deeply fortunate to know that I've been given a gift that can lead others into that same space of complete self-acceptance, and a life where the mind, body and soul thrives in union.
My classes are centred around the mantra:
'I am whole, I am honest, I am love'.
I encourage my students to push their physical limits, but also to exercise compassionate towards the self. There's a fine balance in knowing when to accept responsibility for pain, and back off, and to understand when to have courage and push through discomfort. It's often in these moments of discomfort that we learn most about ourselves.
I teach a Vinyasa style of yoga with strong attention to breath and considered transitions. Music also plays an important role for me, as I love how sound has the ability to transport us, and facilitate a sense of flow in the body.
This Light Life is a personal reflection project on the teachings of yoga and meditation. A question and reminder of what it means to live a more balanced, healthier and happier life.