My yoga journey began at the Sydney Yoga Centre, where I started my yoga journey with my first teachers Mardi Kendall and Eve Grzybowski in 1998.
I was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga by Trevor Tangye in Sydney in 1999. In the beginning it was the dynamic, physically challenging aspect of the practice that attracted me. Expecting to lose interest in practicing the same sequence of postures on an ongoing basis, I was surprised to find that it was just that repetition that gave my practice depth. The mat became a mirror for the best and worst that was going on with my life.
On my first trip to India in 2001, I attended Lino Miele’s workshop in Kovalam, Kerala. He has been my teacher, guiding my practice ever since. I now regularly assist in Lino’s workshops in India and Italy, which are attended by hundreds of Ashtanga Yoga practitioners from around the world every year.
Lino’s emphasis on the breath and correct vinyasa opened a door to a new understanding of Astanga Yoga for me. I started to experience the breathing and the practice as a powerful transformational tool. Commitment to a regular, ongoing practice of more than 15 years has brought about many positive changes in my life and continues to challenge me on a physical, mental and emotional level.