THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
Whats my story?
A native of the “Rainbow nation” (South Africa), living in the “rainbow state” (Hawaii) on the magical island of Maui with my handsome husband and 5 fur babies I am blessed to live my “dream life” running my small but purpose driven business helping to transform people’s lives.
What’s my background?
I have been working for myself as a passionate solo-preneur since my early 20’s. In my LBY (Life-Before-Yoga) I graduated with a degree in Marketing and Sales Management, running my own Events Management company before finding my way to my yoga mat in 2001.
In 2004 I graduated with my first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification and promptly opened my own small studio in Cape Town. A deep fascination for the human body and functional movement fitness led me to study Personal Training to better serve my students on their fitness and health journey.
I moved to Maui, Hawaii in 2007 and my love of learning led to many more trainings in yoga, corrective exercise and ultimately Nutrition & Health Coaching and the opportunity to work and practice with students from all around the world.
WHAT DO I BRING TO THE PARTY?
besides my passion and curiosity for living life well…..
YOGA TEACHER + PERSONAL TRAINER + CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST + NUTRITION & HEALTH COACH + SOLOPRENEUR
The sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda are the oldest health & wellness system in the world. In the 20 years sharing these practices and principles with students from all around the world I have seen how this ancient wisdom can transform people’s bodies, health and lives.
I have used my personal practice to navigate my own health crisis and come out stronger and with a deep appreciation for the power of right lifestyle, right diet and right exercise to support whole-person, whole-life thriving.
I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to living life well. Both Yoga, Ayurveda and Coaching recognize the individual, seeing you as a unique person, with unique needs, challenges, skills and desires and life goals. My desire is to help you reignite your natural ability to be well, to actualize your potential, manifest your dreams and share your talents with the world.
ENOUGH OF THE SERIOUS STUFF! Let’s get personal
I LOVE a good coffee – slow mornings and a big cuppa joe are my jam.
I am crazy about cats – and dogs, and all animals really, but especially cats….yup, I might just be “that lady”
My favorite TV show? The Dodo Channel – I love seeing the goodness in people and how love can overcome adversity
I am big on hugging – humans, animals and trees, hugging styles are a thing you know!
I think I am taller than I am – ouch, reality hurts!
I have a fear of water – odd thing for a Pisces, living on an island in the middle of the ocean right? but…..
The beach is my happy place – give me a good book, beach chair and a ‘brolly and I couldn’t be happier!
My fav holiday activity? Walking in rockpools, collecting shells and taking photographs
A little bit more…..
My biggest accomplishments – Being an Aunty , becoming a yoga teacher, running my small but purpose driven business and building a community of amazing friends and students from all around the world
What inspires me? My yoga practice, My client’s stories of struggles and success, being in nature and travelling with my best buddy, my Mum.
What Lights me up – Creating a safe space for people to share their authentic selves and to experience the inner wisdom and deep capacity for healing that is inherent within us all.
What I am currently working on – slowing down, easing up, letting go of perfectionist tendencies, being vulnerable, laughing more, being seen, dealing with my terror of tech!!! and becoming a better baker….
BIGGER ISSUES I STAND FOR
CONSCIOUS ENTREPENEURSHIP – Being deeply intentional in how we show up in the world as business owners and community leaders; living our passion while treading lightly and respectfully on the earth.
EMPOWERED WELL BEING – helping put people into the drivers seat of their own health and healing journey through self awareness, education and personal responsibility
WHOLE PERSON, WHOLE LIFE HEALTH – supporting my clients thriving in all dimensions of wellness through RIGHT FOOD + RIGHT MOVEMENT + RIGHT LIFESTYLE + RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS + RIGHT WORK
SUPPORTING THE CHANGING PARADIGM OF HEALTH CARE TO EMPOWERED SELF CARE – inspiring and educating people to become their own advocates and taking back their right to vibrant health and in doing so helping to take the financial and logistical burden off the health care system
HEALTH OF THE PLANET – making better lifestyle and eating choices that support the our own health but also health of our families, community & planet
YOGA ALLIANCE E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500hr )
YOGA ALLIANCE RYS 200 (Owner/Director – Registered Yoga School 200hr – Maha Yoga)
YOGA ALLIANE YACEP – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH – Health Coach Institute
NUTRITION COACH – Precision Nutrition
NASM CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy Sports Medicine)
NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy Sports Medicine)