move well | breathe well | live well
Yoga has played an integral role in my life since 1992. I certified as a yoga teacher in 2006, and have been teaching since 2007. In 2010 I commenced studies in yoga therapy, and was certified as a Yoga Therapist in 2016.
I am passionate about working with students in a way that helps them move through life with greater ease and awareness, sharing practices that not only foster mind-body integration but also cultivate balance within the nervous system and promote overall wellness for both the body and mind. I strongly believe in making yoga inclusive and accessible to everyone, regardless of their background, and reject the idea that yoga needs to be complex or reserved for certain demographics..
I have been presenting yoga teacher training programs since 2010 and yoga therapist training since 2018. My goal as an educator is to encourage a mindset that challenges dogmatic teaching methods and alignment cues, and to facilitate an investigation into mindful teaching, functional anatomy, and accessible practices—all aimed at empowering participants to serve their communities with excellence.
I consider myself very fortunate to be a personal student of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga Ayurveda. These exceptional teachers, who have a direct link to the ‘father of modern yoga,’ Sri T. Krishnamacharya, are among the most knowledgeable in the field today. I continue to study with them and their son, Dr. Ganesh Mohan, and am honored to represent the Mohans’ teachings in Aotearoa New Zealand.
About Svastha Yoga
Svastha is the name given by A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan to the yoga which they teach. The word refers to a state of optimal health and balance, and the principles of Svastha Yoga are to guide each individual towards their own ‘svastha’.
Rather than a brand or style of yoga, this is an integrated and personalised approach, where students are supported with practices that meet their individual needs. The focus is on functional movement combined with breathing and yogic mindfulness to cultivate a healthy body and a calm mind.
This is a simple yet profound practice that meets each student exactly where they are and facilitates positive change, whether that be by improving physical strength and flexibility, improving the function of bodily systems (respiratory, digestive, etc.), or becoming calmer.
For more information on the Mohan family, please visit Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda.