My commitment to yoga began in the early 1980s when I went along with some friends to a class at the Australian School of Yoga in Sydney. After only a short time I noticed that not only was my body changing, but I was also more grounded and less inclined to feel alienated and alone. Since that time my yoga practice has been a fundamental part of my life providing an anchor of stability no matter what storms and chaos are happening around me.
My professional background is in social work and primary health and my first yoga teacher training was in 1985 with Martyn Jackson, one of the pioneers of Iyengar yoga in Australia. I did not teach for many years but in the context of working in the non-government sector with disadvantaged youth I wanted to share the benefits of yoga with the young people I was working with and commenced teacher training with Wendy Samek of Om Yoga Adelaide in 2011.
I am now an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia currently working in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer an integrated approach to healing and well-being in which the wisdom of yoga informs evidence based psychology and provides the inner strength to deal with all the external challenges that life presents us with.