My gratitude to the force, my dear parents, ancestors, ancient ones, my partner, children, family, friends, countryfolk, teachers and world leaders for their part in the unfolding of this magikal space that we call life. To those who lived, gave and endured great pain, suffered and laid down their lives so that we may in ‘freedom’ and safety continue to experience the unfolding of the mysteries of existence and what it means to be human.
I was born in Tamaki (Auckland), Aotearoa (New Zealand) along with my two brothers and three sisters; parents originating from Samoana (Polynesia). After leaving high school I graduated from the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), and studied Human Resource/Relations NCB (National Certificate Business). I was employed for almost twenty years in various business industries in a variety of capacities. After living in Cairns Australia travelling and exploring Asia, I turned my focus to raising a family with my partner in The Netherlands.
Due to various health issues, I began research into various healing modalities and discovered Ayurveda (science of life) and Yoga (science of enlightenment), and later Jyotish (science of light) and Vastu (science of space – architecture). Natural, clear, straightforward and holistic approaches to health and well-being. And so began a new path, healing the spirit, body and mind. I took up Ayurvedic studies in Amsterdam, becoming an Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist in 2012. In 2013 I studied Ayurvedic and’Yogic Therapies in Utrecht, and followed a Yoga Teacher Training Course in Amsterdam. I graduated in 2016, becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher, and took the One year follow-up Yoga Teacher Training course in 2017. Since then I have attended Yoga Restoration and Therapy courses, various workshops on Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology.
Today, quite recovered from my illnesses, I teach private and group classes, and occasionally offer workshops covering the basics of Yoga and Ayurveda. I am a member of Yoga Alliance Europe, an organisation dedicated to maintaining a high level of yoga teaching. My studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu continue.