Having taken my first yoga class for fun in 1998 in Melbourne, I continued to attend classes casually at various Gyms and community centres until 2003 when I moved to Sydney and a friend introduced me to a local dedicated Yoga studio. Even though I always enjoyed yoga class, I didn't know exactly why and it took a commitment to regular practice to begin to understand what was transpiring.
Although I had always been a loner and quite melancholic, I started feeling inexplicably happy. This internal joy started building as did my confidence and zest and soon I was smiling at strangers, socialising at the bus stop, and making new friends everywhere. The walls came down and I finally felt like I had arrived in the world. Life was somehow elevated and I could manage whatever the day threw at me. I wanted to share this feeling with everyone.
In 2006 I started training with Acharya Upendra Roy in Classical Hatha Yoga. Transitioning from student to teacher was a tumultuous journey. I realised how little I actually knew about the yoga that was teaching me so much about myself. So when I moved back to Adelaide in 2008 it was time to get out of yoga nappies and get serious. I found excellent teachers locally and over seas that could offer real wisdom philosophically and in practice. With these relationships began a commitment of ongoing daily study and a life commitment to learn, live and practice the Yoga way of Life.