Hi there, and a warm welcome to you. Thank you for checking out my website. Paper Yoga Seed is home for all the things I love: practising and teaching yoga, writing, reading, photography and art. I hope you stop by regularly.
On my yoga journey (so far)…
I tried yoga for the first time in 2009 because I was pregnant and my body went through some radical changes. And yoga continued to support me during my second pregnancy and more radical changes. Yoga was a physical practice for me then. When I returned to yoga in 2011, yoga offered something deeper. Yoga was a tool for me to develop a relationship with myself. I participated in a supportive yoga community, which gave me the courage to commit to Vinyasa Flow Level 1 Teacher Training in 2014. I trained with Heather Agnew, Yoga Trinity. Teacher training offered me the opportunity to delve deeper into yoga, and its various aspects.
I was particularly captivated with functional movement. How do you want to use your body? And what kind of relationship do you want with yourself? Professional gymnast, well, let’s stretch those hamstrings and strengthen those biceps! Or perhaps, you need a little mindfulness to reduce mental clutter, so let’s use the body to cultivate being present, here, now. Or maybe, like me, you notice the body changes with age and it becomes about core strength and postural integrity, allowing us to live independently for as long as possible.
From 2018 to 2021 I lived in London, UK, where I practised, trained and expanded my yoga skills and experience. I find my yoga practice has evolved again; first the physical then the mental and now I’m captivated by subtle, primal movement. I enjoy and benefit from slowing down, really slowing down, listening deeper and deeper, witnessing the instinctual movements from deep within my body and my Self. This practice has helped me to inhabit my deepest Self, and return to life with a calmer, kinder and more loving version of me.
And let’s not forget that yoga is fun! I love teaching yoga for the simple joy of spending time with other humans. Nothing beats seeing smiling faces after a yoga class.
I teach at Canberra Yoga Space on Saturdays between 1pm and 2pm. I’d love to see your smiling face in class sometime!
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