I’ve been teaching yoga for two years and practicing for 17. I combine a gentle, accessible and inclusive style of teaching motivated by a passion for social justice, with a strong meditative focus influenced by many years of practicing vipassana meditation. My classes are very much about getting into your body, sensing sensations and moving energy. I am very intuitive and aware of energy and by keeping my classes small I’m able to offer a unique healing experience to my clients. I trained with Mataji Yoga School based in the Manawatu, and have done Trauma Aware training as well as Yoga for All training. My style of yoga is constantly evolving based on my own research and intuition. I am very influenced by Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement – and integrate her alignment principles and restorative exercises into my classes. I have a BA majoring in Environmental Studies. I’ve studied permaculture and organic horticulture, and have a huge reverence for the earth, and particularly the land that I am currently kaitiaki (guardian) of. My classes are therefore very focused on connecting with the earth and generating respect, gratitude and reverence for all beings.