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Teachers + Influences 

Yoga: Moses Brown | Desiree Rumbaugh | Noah Maze | Donna Farhi | Tara Judelle 

Non Dual Tantric Philosophy + Meditation: Carlos Pomeda | Sally Kempton | Paul Mueller-Ortega | Hareesh Wallis | Lorin Roche

Movement: Contact Improvisation | Conscious Dance | SomaKinese | Body Mind Centering 

Trauma Work: Somatic Experiencing® |
Co-regulating Touchwork with Kathy Kain + Steve Terrell | 

Applied Psychology + Emotional Intelligence: 

NonViolent Communication (Anna Groves/Robert Gonzales) | Livia Shapiro - Applied Psychology for Yogis | Matt Licata | John Welwood  

Astrology: Lawson Bracewell (Esoteric Astrology) | Graham Ibell (Psychological Astrology)


I have been teaching yoga, experiential movement, and body awareness as healing arts since 2005. I am a highly experienced Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Yoga Teacher Trainer and now harvest the richness of these body based practices in my work as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® (SEP).

As a seasoned workshop facilitator and one-on-one somatic therapist, I support others to deepen their body
 awareness, understand the needs of their unique nervous system, and access their own inner and outer resources to be with
what's here. 

My work is deeply informed by my studies in Somatic Experiencing®, applied psychology, body based Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Classical Tantra, counselling 
somatic narrative writing. 
I bring practicality, relevance, and soulful intention into what I share in ways that are accessible, down to earth, and
change making. 
I offer workshops, immersive study programs, and retreats across New Zealand and overseas. I support whole person healing in Somatic Experiencing Sessions and one-on-one yoga therapy. I work with both physical and mental/emotional health and offer mento
rship|supervision for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and allied professionals.

I have completed the advanced
 training in Somatic Experiencing, a body based way of working with trauma, and am a fully registered Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® (SEP). I have recently trained with Kathy Kain + Steve Terrell in Somatic Regulation + Resilience and am a Co-Regulating Touch practitioner. I hold a PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling (First Class Honours). In 2024, I will be working towards a Master in Creative Writing at Victoria University alongside my work.

I am fascinated by how our bodies are 'storied' and I love exploring the place where sensation and emotion meet our uniquely human longing to make meaning through movement, language, and storytelling.

I was the original founder of Grassroots Yoga in Christchurch, the city where I lived and taught yoga for 11 years. I now live in Wellington with my partner and our motley crew - one feisty preschooler and two active boys, now heading to

A litte bit about me ...
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