Yoga and I go way back, my fascination started back in the 80’s when there was a story on sixty minutes featured Buddhist priests in India levitating, it was amazing. I have to tell you from then until I was well in my early teens I sat on my bed repeating over and over I can float, I can float ( Never happened).
After many junior years trying to accomplish what I had seen some of these yogis do I started to study yoga ( many other things as well) I checked out what I heard about Ashtanga it didn’t float my boat, then Vinyasa a bit quick for me, then I flowed in and out of varying styles and spiritual aspects.
From my late teens to mid twenties I had found a fantastic swami that visited from India/America he was an american indian who travelled all over the world spreading his spiritual wisdom and yogic wisdom he tought me everything that he could cram into my head over the few years he stayed. His name is Two Feathers and he gave me my spiritual Indian animal the otter ( totally bummed by that really thought I was mature but apparently just a hard working fun lover).
From here I moved from Newcastle NSW into the bush where I met my now husband and embarked on creating the wonderful family we have (5 kids) he encouraged me to follow the dream I had always harboured and do my fitness instructors certification which allowed me to flow into yoga as a teacher. I have since gone back due to the need for a piece of paper and get my level 1 teacher training and am now finishing my level 2 with Yin Yoga as my specialisation.
I am now working as a yoga teacher in Glen Innes NSW every Sunday which allows me to be a better mother and wife due to the flow of asana and meditation we go through. I also hold relaxing and nurturing Yoga-Meditation days in both Glen Innes and Grafton every year which is a full day of beautiful Yin yoga and recovery meditation.
To end this on a wonderful note I am incredibly happy with the family I have, the job I do and the life I live. I encourage everyone to follow their dreams and find that beautiful life that you have. Stay beautiful and smile.