Having been vegetarian since high school and a dedicated swimmer since early youth, I came to yoga thru back injuries after consecutive triathlons for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2008. After
attending Ashtanga based vinyasa classes, I soon experienced a depth of flexibility and strength that transformed my injuries. Gradually, yoga began to bring me a strength of body, love of breathe and peace of mind, that continues to grow each day. Later, whilst living and teaching Interior Design in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2010, I deeply dedicated
myself to my practice and continued to study spanninga variety of subjects such as: holistic healing systems, nutrition, human anatomy, subtle and physical body systems, philosophy, and world religions. I value having a balanced perspective - literally!
I'm since been fortunate to have attended several Ashtanga yoga workshops with Manju Jois and David Williams, as well as having studied with Tim MIller. I have studied in-depth with David Garrigues several times and continue to annually. My own journey has prompted me to challenge things within my body to create space for healing: hence the universe gifted me with studying both Ashtanga yoga, as well as Iyengar yoga. Having studied closely with a Certified Iyengar Instructor, I've attended an in-depth study with wise Iyengar teacher Sharon Conroy and Jivamukti teachers: Lisa-Asha Rapp & Jules Febre. My passion for Sanskrit began through the lovely Manorama, and continues daily. 10 years of yoga later, I am an RYT 200 Ashtanga based Yoga Instructor, who infuses Iyengar based modifications for strength and flexibility building.
As keeping in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, I aim to show students how to deepen their practice towards being a moving meditation through the use of the breath, the bandhas, dristi and vinyasa. I encourage you to assess yourself honestly and work at your own level.
Satya, means truth or truthfulness in Sanskrit, and is one of the 5 Yamas, which are essentially codes of yogic conduct as outlined in the ancient text: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I am dedicated to seeking truth through the practice. How does this translate to the practice of yoga? It means aiming to observe yourself, truthfully: without judgement, practicing with love and compassion ~ both for others and for yourself.
Having lived many unique places, I value a strong, diverse, Inclusive, and vibrant community. From animal rights, to the arts, or the environment, I love opportunities to meet and contribute to great ideas with others. Let's connect!