So far ( from 2011 onwards till now, 2015) I have had many wonderful experiences on this journey.
Some of the most rewarding experiences were to share the science of yogic breath and postural asana at Adelaide University and Flinders University of South Australia, during my time there as a tutor, which made a big difference to Medical Students under immense stress; within 5 minutes only teaching them easy simple steps.
I have had the privilege to be invited to Flinders University twice to hold yoga classes which I specifically designed to support students during SVOTVAC (exam period), where I taught about and created experience the benefits of stretches, different breath styles and deep relaxation techniques.
I have been invited by FUSA (Flinders University Student Association) to introduce all students and staff to the yogic benefits of inner focus, posture, breath, meditation and deep relaxation ~ again for support during their intensive study challenges. There was much feedback about how it touched many deeply, how it empowered them with techniques to use throughout life and it was pure joy for me as always too.
I have taught yoga during PE education week at Saint Peter’s Girls Collegiate to year 4 and 5 girls, who had joyous outbursts of positive praise for their experiences.
I have also taught a 5-week course as a gift from my heart to EDASA (Eating Disorder Association SA). Helping create acceptance and connection to the body and the self as it is.
Carers Support Australia invited me to teach yoga during their incredible “RAW ENERGY” retreat for teenagers that are carers, these were teenage girls and boys ages 14-16, with lives that were more complex and stressful than the ‘usual’ lives. The effect yoga had on them was visible and obvious, and it was pure joy to share and see!
I have since been employed by the 5 star Mount Lofty House to hold morning yoga for Delegates from the Department of Education.
Working with entrepreneurs at Hub Adelaide in Peel Street was another great way to teach and tailor yoga to help entrepreneurs with the vital gift of relaxation, energizing exercises for increased productivity. While there, I also gave a talk about ‘increased productivity and yoga’, using my scientific background to relate to my audience. This was well received and inspired many to look into yoga as a new lifestyle addition.
Creating workshops and courses focused on Breath & Meditation were held at Natural Health (Norwood), and the Burnside City Council, was another powerful way to share this ancient and scientific knowledge. To enhance people’s inner peace and performance in life to live their fullest potential. Many participants shared that their life was transforming powerfully for the better within even one half-day session.
My passion to share the gifts of kundalini yoga have taken me on the most enjoyable, divine journey imaginable, meeting the most incredible people, where I was able to offer yoga fundraiser classes at the beach and in the botanical gardens that would go to the RSPCA, women’s shelters, and homeless people in Adelaide so far.We have raised hundreds of dollars for the Permaculture Fund, Bali Green school and recently Hope Cafe (for refugees and more). In Melbourne we raised funds for the wonderful charity ” Backpacks for kids”.
My next privilege has been the deeper learnings and parallel integrations I recognised as I trained to be an NLP/ timeline and hypnosis practitioner. Understanding the ways of the mind, PTSD (post traumatic stress) and how our childhood experiences, past lives /conception/birth affect our current lives, is a deeply empowering awareness I love to share in my sessions as a women’s coach. I see incredible shifts weekly after just one session even.
I have taught corporate yoga, shared classes and workshops about chakras, self care, hormonal balance, essential oils in Canberra, NSW and Melbourne and given charity classes with great joy.
It was incredibly wonderful to be interviewed in 2018 by the wonderful Hayley and Lauren from Adelady at the GLOW event in North Adelaide, and running a meditative and breath practise for the audience; and soon after that to be a guest (inspirational) speaker for the GROW (Generating Remarkable Organisational Women) event fundraiser at A.P. Aegers Car Group Limited, (the largest car dealership in Australia): “How to be brave, bold and confident!”
Currently (2019) I am in the midst of a PhD in sleep and breath research. Ancient yoga meets current science. I love it!
Also since April 2019, I have specialised in teaching specifically to females, in the form of yoga, coaching and meditation classes. Corporate classes are still for both females and males.
The journey continues …