Where would I be without Yoga? I don’t know? What an anchor it has been, what a fundamental tool it has proven to be for embodiment. It has directed me home to myself countless times and taught me to tune in to both bold and subtle levels. It has saved me in many ways but more on that later. Yoga has been a constant, an exploration, a journey…it has provided me with many ah-ha moments and lead me into deeper self enquiry of mind, body and spirit. It has stilled me, awed me, awoken me, cradled me in it’s ancient wisdoms and teachings. It has opened me, guided me, stretched me, tickled me, humbled me…many many times over. I am a yoga junkie and love experiencing all the takes on this ancient bodywork. I am forever grateful for the way it has seeped into my life and nourished and given to my hungry soul. It gets in there and allows me to be my own best healer, my own very best practitioner. It is self sustaining and self assuring and self expanding! Yoga is a homecoming, the mat always brings me back to what matters – present moment and myself.
In 2012 my lower back was truly f**ked! A little bit of context to this of my life- That Xmas and weeks prior and proceeding I actually couldn’t move – I was in such chronic pain due to several disc pops and a twisted coccyx. I had sold my house after travelling OS for a year and was watching my very own train wreck as I spent it all on this wild rollicking luxurious ride of Hell yeah! I didn’t know who to turn to for support and just kept sharing my riches with all and sundry until my back momentarily struck me down to say ‘ STOP!’ I spent that Xmas in a deck chair not being able to move as life, merriment, family and friends danced around me. I used every bit of willpower not to break down in sorrowful tears in front of all on this special day. Really hit rock bottom around then. It soon became really apparent that my back and health were in such bad knick that I would have to pack up my super chick city life and move back home to Mums. 8 months down there in deep depression brought me to a few pretty low points until I had a light globe moment to head over to Thailand and do a Yoga Teacher’s Training Course. 500 hundred hours of deep esoteric learnings, Hatha philosophies and intensive yoga, deep purging and healing bought me to my knees several times but god it was good. It acquainted me deeply with the saboteur, the dis-connect, the dis-honouring I had been giving my beautiful body/ temple. I got so much out of the course and it really saved me from my darkest hours, the never ending ‘journey and put me into an alignment i had never felt before.
My passion and sharing comes from a deep place of connection and a true place of knowing how dis-connected we can all get in this momentous world. I love sharing and being a conduit for Yoga teachings and opening to a sub-conscious stream of channeled poetic words and asanas. I love the exquisite nature of each pose and the meaning behind, for example – paschimottanasana means Westward rising and is the asana whereby you sit on the ground with your legs out in front. The idea is that you grab hold of your feet with your hands making that circuit connection. You breathe in and allow telluric ( earth energy) to come up into your Muladhara Chakra ( the base between the anus and genitals) and then the energy flows in a westward direction. In this posture you are gathering up fresh earth energies to flush and flood through the body. Your organs are being squeezed, your back is being stretched, your circulation and a wrath of other health benefits are taking place all while in this wonderful and ancient asana. Paschimottanasana is ancient and a great way the yogi’s used to reach levels of samadhi. This asana is relaxing, powerful, comfortable, all encompassing and when one stays here consciously – incredible things can happen!
Yoga is a powerful way to connect energies with the cosmos and bring them into your being. Each asana acts as a radio antenna if you like and assists in synthesising and restoring and empowering these incredible vessels we have and are. Awareness is key. Asanas act as tuning forks and refine what is out, empty, unbalanced, numb and dead inside. Aliveness and mastery are certain with consistency, intention and well… just showing up for yourself! Whatever come what may, however your life unfolds – I cannot suggest a practise like Yoga enough. Yoga meaning oneness, union and undeniably a fabulous tool to keep just that remaining. Your and my UNION with self. I always know when I am out of balance as my practise is reflected clearly on the mat. There is nothing more empowering and assuring when my yoga practise is strong and steady- i then take this charge out into the world and fire up all facets of my existence with this warrior prowess.
It is a joy to of found this path and passion and to share it on a program such as Mellows. I hope everyone that clicks on my sessions gets as much out of them as I did presenting them. They are classic classes that can be explored and refined again and again. The chakra re-alignment class is a perfect one for getting us all right back to centre. It is with no further ado that I humbly and lovingly present Yoga Esoterica!
With all the love, spirit and integrity I can muster.
Chao for now,