My first introduction to yoga was in 1997 in my home town of Johannesburg in South Africa. The first time I lied in Savasana, I knew that something magical just took place. I remember lying there thinking; this is what I want to do with my life! My plans at that moment however, were for other things like travelling, hedonism, arts and design. I came to Spain and lived in Barcelona and Ibiza, learnt Spanish and fell in love with the culture here. Back in those years I used to practice Sivananda yoga and Ashtanga, sporadically. After that I moved back to London in 2005. The seed that was planted lying in my first Savasana in Johannesburg finally came to sprout about ten years later in London!
For the past decade I have dedicated myself to studying, practicing and teaching yoga, as well as Chi Kung and meditation, and some other forms of martial arts like Muay Thai boxing. I feel very fortunate as I studied with some of the yoga world’s most renowned western teachers, such as Shiva Rea and Richard Freeman, amongst others. I completed my first teacher training in Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga in London and I continued my studies through further intensives and courses at Yogacampus. Now I am a Yoga Alliance UK RYT 500 registered teacher. Apart from my yoga studies I studied TaiJi Qi Gong (Chi Kung) with Gina Mela as well as co-developed a fusion fitness concept called Kickasana with former Muay Thai women’s world champion Sophie Pittaway. This combination of knowledge and experience inspired me to create One Flow in 2014, combining these ancient practices into a unified flow. Through serving these teachings One Flow set out to be a valuable resource for the wisdom, power, peace and capabilities of these practices and how they can positively affect our modern day quality of life.
My classes are built around varied and creative sequences of postures linked by the thread of the breath in a flowing style, sometimes interspersed with longer holds. Breath focus is integrated throughout the class helping to centre and quieten the mind. The class include Chi Kung standing sequences with a seasonal focus and seated and supine meditation.
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4. What would you like students at the Garage to take with them after your class?
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