- Upolu, Western Samoa
I remember doing yoga to vhs with my mum in our living room around the age of 4. My childhood was filled with sport, church, books and also some trauma, and I grew into an obnoxious body dysmorphic teen who was/(and still is) obsessed with mythology. Eventually I ran away at the age of 14. When I was homeless I heard about the loft in Wellington, NZ where you could meditate, do yoga and eat for $5 – I didnt have $5, but was told I could keep coming back to eat, yoga and meditate for free as long as I tried my best and read the Bhagavad Gita. From making friends here I was introduced to the Theosophical society and my mind and heart really began to open up to my journey – This yogic journey is a wonderment into self inquiry. It has lead me into realising that through healing others I am able to heal myself. I’ve chosen career paths of massage, reiki, kinesiology, hypnotherapy and yoga along the way. I taught my first class of yoga at the loft at 19 and have taught since then, completing my Yandara Institute YTT 200hr in 2010 in Indonesia. I have a degenerative spinal condition called spondylolysis which keeps me tethered to a regular practice, hallelujah! I teach as I feel the class needs but have a personal prerence to yin and kundalini in my own practice. My aim as a teacher is to help bring your awareness to your breath and for you to sync into your infinte source of love. Some of my favourite things are food, sunshine, waves, beats and stories… I’m huge into pop culture, philosophy, mythology and sci fi, I spend a lot of time alone thinking about it all, being grateful for it all and then processing back to the quiet. I’m looking forward to the Samoan Highland Retreat, I moved to Samoa in August 2015 and this is now my home, it’s a beautiful place full of culture, and I believe the energy here is reverberated out with super power, it is the heart of the pacific after all.