About Josie

I have been practicing yoga for 30 years, teaching for over 15 years, running my own boutique studio for eight of those.  I have loved teaching every class.  And am passionate about using the philosophy and techniques of yoga and meditation to harness, enhance and enjoy creative pursuits.

 

​My foundation training was an 18-month 700-hour Hatha/Vinyasa teacher certification. With a continuing learning and teaching philosophy draws from a broad spectrum of Yoga and other Eastern movement traditions and Mindfulness and Meditation practices.   I am particularly influenced by Insight Yoga, Yin, Vinni Yoga and Qigong.  And am lucky to have undertaken additional teacher training in these areas with world leaders, in particular, Sarah & Ty Powers - Insight Yoga & Buddhist Meditation; Paul Grilley – Founder of Yin Yoga; and Donna Farhi.  I have also undertaken Yoga Therapy for Breast cancer and Lymphoedema teacher training with yoga therapist, Annette Louden and Yoga for Pain Care training and am a certified practitioner with Yoga for Pain Care, Australia. 

In tandem with my yoga practice is a curiosity and commitment to Insight and Mindfulness meditation. I completed my Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaching certification with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute of Australia (MTIA) in 2015 and I am currently studying for a Graduate Diploma with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, (AIPC).

My hope is to ignite a curiosity for my students to explore the possibilities of their practise.