I have had the privilege of being a Registered Midwife for over 30 years, working full time in this area until moving into motherhood. Whilst working full time, I worked with women and their babies prenatally, in birthing and postnatally, as a Midwifery Educator and also established and conducted Childbirth Classes. I have worked permanent part-time in Midwifery since motherhood due to my family values.
I have always loved animals and have been blessed to experience relationships with horses all this lifetime.
My yoga journey began as a teenager when after moving to Brisbane to commence General Nursing Training. One day whilst exploring the city on a day off I wandered up a set of rickety steps to be greeted by a large, middle-aged, serene, smiling Indian woman and the most wonderful feeling of belonging. Yoga is now so enshrined in my life that it is with me wherever I am and whatever I am doing. I attend regular classes with a wonderful teacher, Emma.
I was blessed to have been able to attend and successfully complete the ashram and external components of the very first 200 hour Byron Yoga Centre and Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal and Postnatal Course in May 2011.
I am passionate about safely empowering and nurturing:
- women and their supporters around the birthing cycle
- carers of others. Often these people do not seem to have 'off buttons' especially around intense situations
- humans' relationships with all non-humans. We have so much to learn from other animals, especially horses - balance, strength, power, freedom, being in the present moment, trusting instinct and intuition, unconditional love.
Improving this light, individually and universally, involves connecting with everything, including 'our' children, 'our' horses and those in 'our' care. Paradoxically, yoga also allows us to move beyond ownership [the 'our'].
Some qualifications in sequence of attainment
Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife, Certified Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Bachelor of Educational Studies, Master of Education, Certified Parelli Horsemanship, Certified Neurolinguistic Programming [NLP] Practitioner, Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Certified Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Certified General Yoga Teacher Training