I was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up in a large family in West Auckland. After leaving school I studied management and supervision, and worked in various industries for almost two decades. Leaving New Zealand, I travelled around Australia, Asia and parts of Europe, and after several life changing and transformational events, I developed a keen interest in Yoga and Ayurveda. To really understand anything worth knowing, one way is to teach it, so I began to study Yoga with Shirley Woods of Yoga Practice in Innerspace Amsterdam for three years, and I continued with a one year follow-up teacher training program. I also studied Ayurvedic Nutrition and Ayuveda Yogic modules towards Practitioner with Coen van der Kroon, Martina Ziska, Lies Van Dam, and Miriam Alberts of the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in Amsterdam. Further studies include Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga with Montserrat G. Mukherjee, and Alison Melvin of The Yoga Therapy Institute. Currently exploring Critical Alignment Yoga with Lineke Verrips, and Yin Yoga with Helma Vink.
I am currently based in Heemstede, and a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals, an organisation dedicated to maintaining a high level of yoga teaching. Studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedic sciences and other traditional healing modalities continue. .
In the spirit of gratitude, tradition and love, I would like to acknowledge and give thanks to all my teachers, their teachers, my loving family, friends and communities. May we all continue to walk our paths, as sincerely, bravely and courageously as one can, come what may. May we remain dedicated to boldly experience and unite with the deeper mysteries of existence.