I first came to yoga when I was about 15. The trend of hip-hop yoga was just coming onto the scene in Melbourne at the time and I, being right into trends, was drawn right to it. I started going to yoga raves and drank kombucha everyday, I was also starting out on the plant based lifestyle. Eventually through dedicated practice and my growing interest in the yoga world I came to realise what true yoga really was. Not only was it starting to make real improvements on my physical health, but other parts of my life were also changing positively too. I’m nineteen now and through my years of practice I have tried a few different styles of yoga, but I always came back to vinyasa.
I can quite easily say yoga has changed my life, in every sense, and I’m passionate about sharing the gift of yoga philosophy and physical practise with the rest of the world. That’s why I decided I wanted to do my training. I felt I owed it to myself to better my personal practise and was curious to see what such an experience would lead to. I have just completed my 200hr P.L.A.Y Teacher Training with Power Living and am looking forward to doing my 500hr in the near future. My dream would be to eventually open my own yoga studio.
What do you value most in others? Why?
Kind heartedness, open-mindedness, non-arrogance. The sort of quality in people that makes you feel like you can easily connect with. I think the strongest and most successful people are the ones who are completely comfortable with being vulnerable and open, and who are humble and grateful for their achievements.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I’m just really starting out as I am still a student, but my future career goals are to: run my own fashion label, open a yoga studio, and start up a non-profit/artist run gallery space. I would also love to build schools and work on new projects in developing countries.
What does the term modern yogi mean to you?
A modern yogi/yogini is someone who lives in the modern world and practices yoga in the way it is currently taught whilst also having knowledge and respect for traditional yoga teachings. A modern yogi does not shun the new and different directions modern yoga is heading in, but rather is open minded to change.
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