Training and ideology
I studied Pilates in London completing my training in 1998. I then worked in remedial practices and with physiotherapists. On returning home to South Africa in 2003 I trained in the New York method of Pilates. When I came to Australia in 2006 I completed my GYROTONIC® training which I had been dying to do. I loved GYROTONIC® so much that I have been solely teaching that since. I am a qualified GYROKINESIS®, Jump stretch board and Gyrotoner instructor.
Over the years I have taught many people from children to 85 year olds, from dancers to pregnant women. I love fixing broken bodies and teacher training alike. People and their bodies fascinate me and I am very lucky to love what I do passionately.
What I believe
We all run around in our bodies day in, day out, but sadly most of us don’t know how to use them efficiently. Our bodies are intricate, complex systems with amazing dexterity and adaptability. However, sometimes wires get crossed, things go to sleep and the body’s natural balance is disturbed. This can lead to pain and physical fatigue, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Being pain free is easy and achievable once you understand how joints should work individually and how the body works as a whole.
The body has it’s own intelligence and an amazing capacity for self healing. It will tend to heal itself at the slightest opportunity. All you need to do is point it in the right direction. It is very simple. If you have been seeing endless practitioners with no long-term solutions, perhaps it is because in these treatments you are passive. When coming to see me you will be doing the work, slowly reminding yourself and your body how to be pain free and effortlessly strong. I believe in educating people to take responsibility for their own healing and through this take control of their body again.
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