I was born and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand. Upon leaving school, I studied Business Management and Supervision. Employed at various business industries. Later I moved to Cairns, Australia where I travelled and explored the country and parts of Asia. After a year, I moved to The Netherlands and I took up studies in education, then worked for a global international company in Amsterdam.
Later I left the company to turn my focus to raising a family. Later, I became seriously ill, I began researching alternative healing modalities, as I found modern medicine insufficient in many areas. After quite some research I found Ayurveda and Yoga. Practical, common sense, holistic and complete systems, reminding me what I innately understood…that in todays fast paced world of uncertainty, unprecedented challenges and complexity; physical, mental and spiritual health are essential to experiencing life in a purposeful, meaningful and joyful way. I took up Ayurvedic studies with Coen van der Kroon of Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in Amsterdam, becoming an Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist in 2012. In 2013 I studied Yoga with Shirley Woods of Yoga Practice in Innerspace Amsterdam, becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher (800hrs), including a further one year follow-up Teaching Training. In 2016 I became an Associate 1 member of Yoga Alliance an organisation founded on maintaining a high level of Yoga Teaching.
Today, quite recovered from my illness, I have come to learn and understand that it is ones own responsibility to take care of their own physical health. Not only physical health but also emotional, mind and spiritual health. The thoughts one chooses to entertain and foster and the working out of ones proclivities from patterns we pick up from the past all have purpose to aid growth. To reconnect with oneself to maintain health and balance and to pass on what I have learned on to others is incredibly invaluable and enriching. From the centre of Haarlem I offer private and group classes and occasionally workshops covering the basics of Yoga and Ayurveda. My studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu continue.