I approach life with sincerity, honesty, kindness and compassion.
To me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing people harness their own innate ability to heal, learn and grow.
Teaching the evidence based program of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction bridges my passion for western psychological science and the eastern mind body techniques for healing and personal growth.
I first experienced the inner capacity for healing that we all have, when I lived in a yoga ashram for seven years in my 20's. Immersed in the eastern mind body techniques of yoga and meditation, I calmed my anxious nervous system and discovered within myself a source of wellbeing and resilience.
From 2008 - 2015, I managed a busy not-for-profit yoga and meditation school. It was there that I learnt to put yoga philosophy into action. My daily yoga and meditation practice nourished me through the stress and anxiety that running a small business can bring.
Since 2002, I have taught yoga, meditation and mindfulness in a range of settings such as retreats, teacher training courses, workplaces and community classes. As a counsellor, I’ve also taught in clinical settings and trauma sensitive populations.
I understand the obstacles and pitfalls to learning mindfulness, and know how to facilitate an easy, enjoyable learning experience.
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Teaching
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
MBSR facilitator (Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia)
Bachelor of Psychology (current)