Lucy holds space beautifully – she is confident & calm, her guidance and cues throughout practice are incredibly supportive.
What is the greatest lesson yoga/pilates has taught you?
For me this is hard to sum up in few words as we’re always learning and evolving but to put it as succinctly as I can, the greatest lesson yoga has taught me is a to have greater awareness… of everything. This awareness has allowed me to live each day with more presence and a deeper understanding of how important it is to tune-out in order to tune-in. Gifting myself a few moments to sit quietly and embrace stillness when I feel caught up in the whirlwind of my external environment is a practice I know with all my heart has made me a much better mama, partner and friend. What we’re searching for always lies within, we just need to give ourselves the time and the space to listen.
What’s your most embarrassing yoga/pilates teacher moment?
Um… I have a few but I think the most embarrassing one to-date was when I was teaching Kapalabhati breath to quite a large bunch of people. I offered everyone (other than myself) tissues right before demonstrating the technique in front of the class but then, of course, ended up with snot all down my face on my first breath haha! I think I went pretty red but laughed it off… probably should have taken my own advice!
What qualities make a great teacher that you strive to emulate?
I think the quality that’s most important to me is authenticity – and by this I mean honouring our true authentic self each and every time we step foot in the teaching space. When we teach from the heart, teach what we know and understand to be true with humility, that’s when we make lasting connections with those we’re holding space for.
When are you the happiest?
When life is slow and simple – we really don’t need much to be content.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what could you win a gold medal for?
Eating. Hands down!