Education & Qualifications
Yoga Teacher (Satyananda Yoga)
Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda (AIHFE)
Diploma of Herbal Medicine (AIHM)
Reiki Master (Dr Usui lineage)
Registered with Australian-Traditional
In 1985 I became interested in yoga as a way to deal with my stress. I was living up north of Western Australia and travelled to Perth seeking out yoga classes and joined a course at the Satyananda Ashram. When I entered the ashram a feeling of "coming home" overwhelmed me which was deeply profound. From that beginners course until the present day I have done a daily practise of yoga. Feeling so passionate about yoga, I did the yoga teacher training in 1992 at the Satyananda Ashram, Rocklyn, Victoria and have taught yoga since then to the present.
In 1985 I did training in sports and swedish massage with shiatsu acupressure which led to my interest in hands on healing. Reading many books on this subject inspired me in 1992 to getting initiated into Reiki level 1 and progressing through to becoming a Reiki Master in 2016. I have also studied and practised prana vidya, (the knowledge of prana) the yogic kundalini practise of healing.
For many years I had an interest in healthy diet, supplements, herbs and a balanced lifestyle. I began studying western herbal medicine in 2000, which included nutrition, iridology constitutions and treating the whole person. I graduated with a Diploma of Herbal Medicine in 2004 at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine. This knowledge has helped me a lot personally and I have been practising herbal medicine since then.
When doing my yoga teachers training it planted a seed in regards to Ayurveda, this desire stayed with me for a long time and in 2014 the opportunity to study Ayurveda came along. I graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda at the Australian Institute of Higher and Further Education.
I have had many amazing teachers in my yogic tradition - Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Paramahamsa Swami Niranjananda Saraswati, Dr Swami Shankardev Saraswati and my yoga mentor for 8 years Sannyassi Sammvidananda Saraswati. Ayurvedic teacher Dr Roopa Rao. Herbalist teacher, Louise Plant. Reiki teachers Annick Pallard and Carly Evans. I am very grateful to all of these teachers who have helped me on my journey.
I have always had a strong desire to understand myself, others and life. I wish to help others on their healing journeys with the modalities that I have trained in and practised for many years.
I follow the tantric path in life - using all of life's experiences to grow and evolve spiritually. Every moment is a moment to learn and grow as a human being. I believe we are all equal and deserve to be treated with kindness and respect and to follow our own truth in life.