Yoga 121 Sports Coach - Whangaparaoa, Auckland
Over the past 20 years, I've experienced many different yoga environments.
I've taught classes on beaches from Scotland to Tahiti, on military bases, on a cruise ship, on sports fields and for one blissful year, in a room full of cats! (Sadly, The Cat Lounge has now sold.) I am constantly exploring when it comes to yoga which is how YogaBounce® came about - check the previous page for details.
My intention is to normalise yoga and encourage everyone to 'give it a go'. Especially the sceptics. During the first few months of going to classes, I felt very uncomfortable when any reference was made to spirituality or even when the word 'namaste' was used. And there was absolutely no way I was going to "om"! To be totally honest, I only took it up due to all the celebrities raving about it. Nevertheless, I fell in love with the practice straight away as it came very naturally to me. Just moving with the breath felt so peaceful and I finally got the mind, body, spirit connection.
In 2006, I became a qualified Yoga Alliance Teacher (kindly paid for by the Royal Air Force) and in 2010 I retired from the military after 17 years service.
In January 2011, I started the Free Yoga On The Beach classes close to my home as I knew I would need a good reason to get up early each day.
In 2013, I studied Yoga Sports Science to enable me to work more closely with athletes, sports teams, and students with specific injuries.
In 2015, I patented YogaBounce® and wrote the accompanying eBook YogaBounce®: The Best of Both Worlds - available on Amazon.
In 2017, I published my first paperback Mindful Eating: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too! - also available on Amazon and possibly in your local library.