About The Teacher

I believe that our mission as human beings is personal transformation. We have no real control over anything that is happening in the outside world. When we change ourselves, our presence changes the surroundings around us. When we get back to our true essence of being, then the world around us flows and works for us. Our job is to be witnesses of the shift around us as we shift ourselves. It is such an honour to be alive in these times. To be of service to humanity and to have healing, love, light and peace. We come from love and are love, through birth and socialisation we step away from this into ego. The fun part of life, especially adult life, is coming back to this state of love. My specialities lie in the design, implementation, facilitation, coaching, teaching and training of individuals, organisations, schools and institutions on self-development initiatives that harness empowerment, life skills and self-leadership through the use of the capabilities approach, emotional Intelligence and yoga.

Life is an amazing gift and this retreat brings us acceptance and awareness of this gift. To instil and realize complete love, bliss and peace we need to pay attention to ourselves and the five bodies that make us up. I believe that we are all energy bodies that are made of the physical, energy/emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual/ divine body. The physical body, asana, is the tangible body “canvas” that we touch and see and experience daily. The energy/emotional body, prana, is the breath and emotions that we experience daily. Without breathe our physical bodies are not alive and through breathe we experience emotions that are very much linked to how we breathe. The mental body, manas, are the thoughts and obsessions that run in our heads all day long. They need to be mastered; meditation is a great way of doing this. We have the intellectual body, vijnana, which is where our intelligence and wisdom resides. Finally, we have the spiritual/divine body, soul, this is the centre of our being. These five bodies are interlaced and are integrated and need to function in harmony with each other in order to achieve wholeness for true health.

BSocSc Politics and Industrial Sociology UCT

BSocSc (Hons) Social Development UCT

Hatha Yoga Teachers Training International Yoga Teachers Association

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