I was born in Namibia and grew up in the African Bushveld. I loved feeling connected to the Earth and all the animals. As a child I used to sit in stillness and just take in the world. Nobody taught me any techniques or tools. I just knew how to be. Fast forward many years, at 25 years old I was stressed out, over worked and disconnected.
Many miles away from the African Bushveld, I walked into a gym in London and took my first Vinyasa class. I was hooked. I saw a glimpse again of what I experienced as a child. I felt connected to Source. It felt like home. Over the years I continued my practice and one day I woke up, fed up of the corporate world and decided to just go for it and teach yoga full time.
I completed my first yoga teacher training in 2011 at Living Yoga. It was obviously the right decision as since then many more doors opened and opportunities presented themselves. I now teach Corporate Yoga, Private classes and at Earth Yoga Studio in Kyalami that I co-own with my husband, Malcolm Nair. Unroll your mat with me and let me share my practice with you!
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” – The Bhagavad Gita
I started yoga for movement and exercie. Not too long after that I realized that I had begun a journey of self discovery.
It became a way of finding balance, healing, and simply connecting and being present.
I aim to give my students a space where they can feel free to explore yoga. I encourage my students to practice yoga not only on their mat but in their everyday life. Meeting on the mat together to explore, discover and connect to our divine self.
Achieving unity of the mind, body and soul through breathing, meditation and asana.
Connecting with my students helps both me and them reach new heights on our yoga journeys.
Here’s to an incredible journey ahead.
I quit my gym contract and signed up to Earth Yoga after instinctively knowing for years that I needed to switch to yoga, but delaying the decision. I knew after a few classes that I wanted to do a teacher training and signed up the first opportunity that I got. I’ve completed my 200 hour teacher training as well as my Sky yoga teacher training. Yoga has become a part of me that I can not separate from the rest of me.
When I teach, I feel like I’m sharing a piece of my soul with my students. I teach the way I like to practice, strong and intense, drawing energy from the earth and connecting to your inner strength. When I step off of my at, I feel energized and alive and I hope to share that feeling with my students.
Yoga came to me at a point in my life where I found myself seeking connection, purpose and a way out of my head. Yoga unifies the body, soul and mind and truly meets you where you are at – wherever that may be. For me, my mat is my happy place, anchoring me to the present moment. It has been the catalyst on my journey of self discovery and healing and I love nothing more than sharing this gift with my students.
My classes have a focus on mindful movement through the asana (posture), breath and meditation. I hope to create and hold an open, non-judgmental space where my students can connect and explore yoga freely. A place to come home to their authentic, divine selves.