My story began when I first found yoga + meditation as a therapy for my anxiety and depression.
As a young teen, I experienced crippling and paralysing panic attacks. By the time I was 18 my anxiety had taken it's toll on my self-perceptions, health, relationships, and quality of life. Following was a 5-year vicious cycle of anxiety, depression, numbing, addiction, and self-harm. I was living in so much burden, fear and pain. I tried countless treatments, psychologists, medications and alternative therapies, but it was yoga and meditation that not only saved my life but changed it forever. This practice became the most effective way to interrupt anxious thought patterns, calm my mind, and come back into my body. I found the more awareness I created through this practice the more it showed up in my life every day. It inspired me to quit my corporate job, smoking, alcohol, drugs, change my diet to plant-based, cease toxic relationships and anything else that wasn't in alignment with this higher self I was creating. I learned to calm my nervous system, to master my mind, to find gratitude in all life's tides, to implement mindfulness as a way of life, and most of all find my Dharma (purpose). These powerful healing tools had changed my life and it was my mission to share them with the world, so I underwent thousands of hours of yoga and meditation trainings to hold the highest industry qualifications possible as a ERYT®500, RPYT®, RCYT®, YACEP® and teacher trainer.
Lemon water, meditation, journalling, yoga or workout, snuggles with my babies, watching sunrise.
Out in nature, on ocean adventures, doing mama things, teaching yoga and meditation
That you must feel to heal. Lean into the discomfort, the heartache and the pain. The only way out is through.
QUOTE I LOVE
You are the creator of your own reality because you are the creator of your own vibration — Abraham Hicks
I have been highly disciplined in chasing my dream life and crafting a career blending all my passions - meditation, yoga, travel, photography, biz, freediving, skydiving, surfing and conscious living.
After graduating a Bachelor of Business, I worked as a yoga teacher and divemaster in Hawaii, led yoga and surf retreats in Bali, and led yoga and meditation workshops and trainings all over the world from Sydney to Singapore to Paris ✈️
After many travels, I felt called back home to Australia. It was there I fell in love with this French-engineer-turned-filmmaker @guillaumecornetfilms when he attended my yoga class. Over 5-years together we travelled the world, created, birthed businesses (Yogaventures Coolangatta and Yogaventures Online), and experienced the joys of bringing life into this world together with our two little ones; Rafael (3 years) and baby Mathilde.
If you've followed my journey online, then you know that 2022 was a year of upheaval, heartache, loss and (re)birth.
In the space of one year, we tragically lost my brother to suicide, I made the difficult decision to close Yogaventures Coolangatta following COVID, I separated from my partner at 38-weeks pregnant, and navigating becoming a solo mama to a newborn and toddler. I felt like the universe was kicking me while I was down. I told myself the story that life was unfair. This belief dictated my reality. Every day was overwhelming and I lived in a victim mentality that closed me off to my true potential.
The end of the year brought me to a crossroad. I was due to birth Mathilde and was desperately fighting for a safe, holistic, low intervention home birth, whilst teetering on the edge of predisposed stress-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia (which caused many complications and trauma with my first birth). Staying stuck in negative thought patterns perpetuated stress and anxiety and kept me in misalignment; physically, mentally and emotionally. I found myself riddled with grief, anxiety and it took everything in me not to fall apart. I knew to keep myself and my baby safe I needed to shift my mindset shift, connect back to my intuition, and implement these tools. The result? A DREAM BIRTH ✨ I realised the world isn't with me or against me and that I create my own reality in every moment.
Today, my mental health and life's hardships no longer debilitate me. Despite fear and doubt, I freedive to 30m+ on one breath of air, I skydive by myself out of airplanes, and I birthed my baby on my own (literally pulled her out myself)! I am the most powerful and resilient version of myself I've ever known.
I now live on the Gold Coast Australia with my beautiful little ones and continue to live out my Dharma blending my passions of meditation, yoga, travel, photography, biz, freediving, surfing and conscious living. Through my online presence and trainings, I vulnerably and authentically share my share my story and teachings in hope of making an impact and inspiring others to create a life that sets their soul on fire 🔥