I was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After leaving High School, I studied and graduated from The New Zealand Institute of Management, and worked for various organisations in a variety of supportive capacities for almost 20 years. I lived in Queensland, Australia, and then moved to The Netherlands and raised a small family.
After overcoming an illness, I took a more serious approach towards Ayurveda and Yoga, two ancient sciences, with simple and natural healing processes. I began studies in Ayurveda and Yoga, becoming a Certified Ayurvedic Nutritional Therapist in 2012, and an International Certified Yoga teacher in 2016, including an additional follow-up year of training. Yearly retreats with Orit Sen-Gupta, the founder of Vijnana Yoga allows one to refresh, cultivate and refine practice, and touch base with fellow teachers that have trained, worked and shared parts of the path along the way. A precious and supportive experience for which I am eternally grateful for.
Today, quite recovered from my illness, I teach private and group classes, relieve at various other yoga studios in and around Cruquius, Heemstede and Haarlem. I hold workshops covering the basics of Yoga and Ayurveda. I am a member of Yoga Alliance Europe, an organization dedicated to maintaining a high level of yoga teaching. My studies in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu continue.
In the spirit of tradition, gratitude and love, I would like to acknoweledge and give thanks to all those the teachers that came before, the ancient ones, spiritual teachers, my loving family and friends, fellowship and study groups, neighbors, country folk and world leaders, to those that I do not know that support and pray for me in their own way. May we all continue to walk our paths, come what may as bravely, sincerely and courageously as one can, dedicated to boldly experience and understand the deeper mysteries of existence.