I don't define myself as a spiritual person, I don't connect to any kind of religion and I don't "om" either. What I'm interested in when I teach Yoga is to be as inclusive as possible (whichever background you have) and give everyone a good grasp of what I think yoga can contribute to - on a physical and mental level. I am very interested in mindfulness, meditation and awareness and I will also often use breathing exercises (pranayama) during class to increase awareness. Mindfulness and presence are two constant recurrent themes in most of my classes, and often I will start and/or finish class with a meditation. I teach mainly Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Students describe my classes as physically confronting and mentally engaging. I always give options but I will always try to encourage you to try different things or to hold a pose for a few more breaths. Since 2013, I have developed a real interest in how yoga works to enhance the mechanics of the body, especially combining Yoga to an active lifestyle in order to improve either your performance or well-being or both. I am currently working towards completing a degree in Psychology at Victoria University which will take me towards further studies (Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Neuroscience or Mindfulness at either Massey University or Victoria). I am planning of becoming a clinical psychologist at some stage in the future.