Shore-seeker, dream-chaser and heart-centred business woman.
I blink my eyes open, stretch beneath the covers and take a deep breath. Outside, I can hear the waves lapping against the shore while the first rays of light, seep into the room. In these moments of stillness, I give thanks for my life.
If you’d told me life would lead me here six years ago, I would never have believed you. I was stressed, sad and bent out of shape. My varsity boyfriend and I had broken up and work had replaced sleep. While rushing around at a corporate team-building event, I literally stumbled onto a yoga mat. Eager to prioritise my fitness, I signed up for classes and began practising yoga. Although these early experiences didn’t ignite a spiritual connection, they did inspire me to slow down and bring balance back to my life.
A few months later, I got the worst call of my life. My dad – my best friend – had lost his life in a really traumatic way.
Everything went dark and I spiralled into the depths of depression. How could this have happened? I remember thinking that I had to dig deep and find a way to work through the pain.
I returned to the studio and rolled out my mat. I moved when I could and curled up when I couldn’t. Grief was always near but I committed to my practice.
Inhale. Exhale. Feel and release.
Sometimes tears rolled down my face as waves of sadness rushed to the surface. I wanted to grab my things and race out the door but my teacher encouraged me to breathe through the pain. It wasn’t easy or comfortable but I found moments of peace.
Days became months and my body grew stronger. With physical strength came emotional strength and I coped with daily stresses, long after class was over. For the first time in forever, a light flickered within me. This wasn’t the old me. This was a new me. Inspired, excited and encouraged to go deeper.
I began practising yoga as often as I could, deepening my knowledge with new teachers in new places. We meditated on mountains and practised headstands on islands. I sweated it out in studios and found peace on empty beaches. The more I studied, the more I felt compelled to share the healing effects of yoga with others.
In April 2017, I resigned from my job and founded The Mindful Movement. My path ahead lit up with love as I took my first steps into the future. Since then, beautiful souls from all walks of life have joined me on this journey. We play, we rest, we push through difficult moments. I feel honoured to hold space for others to simply be themselves.
To each and every soul who has taught me and trusted me, I thank you.
Together we can spread love and kindness throughout the world.
Together, we are one.
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga for little bodies, Prenatal Yoga and Bodywork - Devahiti Yoga
- Advanced Forrest Yoga Teacher Training 50 Hours
- Spiritual Life Coach with the Healing Institute of South Africa & Spiritual Life Coaching Association of South Africa
I CAN NEVER SAY NO TO...
nature and the beach
adventures in new places!