A LITTLE ABOUT MY WORKING LIFE
As a Holistic Wellness Coach using ancient healing techniques and wisdom of essential oils, yoga, Ayurveda and meditation, I’m passionate about helping you unfold more into your growing edges.
The women who connect with me are wanting to find balance emotionally and mentally. They have "come out the other side" perhaps second chancers following divorce or loss of life partner, a health scare shake up, or even the transition of offspring into adulthood leaving time for their eyes to lift and for these amazing women to contemplate, perhaps for the first time in their life:
"Is this all my life is meant to be?"
I can help you step towards your optimal health and happiness (these can be baby steps or gigantic bounds – you decide!) so you connect deeper to your mind, body, emotions and spirit in a simple yet dynamic way to
In 2011, I left a successful nursing career of over 21 years, specializing in Paediatrics and Child Protection, to pursue work that was more closely aligned with my passion for personal growth and women’s empowerment.
I believe by supporting the matriarch of the family unit on her own personal evolution,
the wholeness of life experience for its members is championed
with unwavering encouragement for living unabashedly authentic,
and shifting towards healthy advancement for future generations.
My passion for integrative medicine, especially aromatherapy and essential oils started when I was young. I remember buying publications which inserted into a ring binder and pouring over the information, and treasuring the small sample oil bottles.
I was introduced to YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS at a Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in 2008. From the very first anointment, I felt the energy of the oil coursing through my body and I was hooked.
My nursing background and scientific mind helped me recognize very quickly how valuable these oils are for those who want to own their own health... to not get stuck in traditional western medicine framework alone but who are open to holistic ways of health promotion. The Young Living Lifestyle includes limiting chemical exposure, promoting cellular wellness and healing emotionally. These are all necessities for overall vitality.
My passion for sharing essential oils runs deep (past-life deep, if that's not too woo-woo for you!) and I'm your gal if you are wanting to find your way, and experience how these little drops are God's medicine.
My first taste of yoga was over 20 years ago whilst pregnant with my firstborn. I returned to the studio when my children started school – with a sense of ‘coming home’… Yoga had me under its spell…
Formally, I completed 350RYTA/YAA Yoga Teacher Training through Australiasian Yoga Institute in 2010 and I continue to explore my own growing edges through ongoing trainings and courses, and deepen my self inquiry and development.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a ROCKSTAR YOGI!
I’m a country girl at heart, who sings along with tunes in the car and is still exploring my body’s ability to move towards advanced yoga poses.
Listen, let's get real here.
I’m not the type the media and marketing display as a ‘yogi’ – I’m the dessert-loving type, who really enjoys cuppa catch ups with dear friends… and my aim is to keep my sessions fun and accessible while sharing my knowledge with the students drawn to me. I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone, from the kale loving vegan to the die-hard carnivores. I may be a ‘bad’ yogi, but I actually think it’s more about being a REAL yogi ~ an authentic and imperfect human being.
My yoga is for the real seekers and searchers - I am not interested if you can stand on your head.
I want to guide you on an expedition, to discover the gifts and uncover the real gems of yoga in the philosophy for spiritual geekie types, ready to explore their shadows, to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, get the juiciness of being perfectly imperfect.
My role is to support and encourage – not to judge – as everyone chooses what feels right for their health and own life path. I will share my knowledge of how our choices and habits can sabotage living a full life but in the end, it’s your call.
I believe I have to show up in all of my colours – we all have light and dark – so perhaps you learn something from me.
And the divine gift is that Yoga Health Coaching is designed to bridge the off-the-mat practices of yoga. The wisdom of Ayurveda teaches ‘how to have a body’ (something we seem to have lost the knowledge of) - how to look after our bodies, not just the daily shower & brush your teeth twice a day kinda thing.
It’s making sure this ‘vehicle’, aka our body, is serviced and kept in good working order to carry us into old age, and the lifestyle habits that accelerate your vibrant health path. What a perfect unity of my passions!
I believe that :
- it’s time to redefine what a ‘perfect’ body is… the perfect body is the healthiest version of the body you already have!
- self care is paramount to wellness
- simple lifestyle habit changes ripple out
- our personalized path to healing doesn’t have to be complicated
- physical health is an integral foundation and spiritual evolution, a natural progression
- we are conscious beings with the innate knowledge to make decisions that lead us to greater health and joy, but sometimes we need guidance, clarity, or reminders to help guide us in the right direction, to re-establish balance and vitality.
Looking forward to sharing this part of the yellow brick road with you!