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Here’s a few fun, interesting and silly facts that you won’t find on my About page: 

  • I started doing yoga with a video. I bought a Bryan Kest Power Yoga video on Amazon after reading Madonna did Power Yoga.
  • I’ve always wanted arms like Madonna.
  • Yoga keeps me sane. I do it every day.
  • I hated pilates. I thought it was boring. That was until I discovered Reformer Pilates and Polestar (I love a good mat class too).
  • I opened my yoga and pilates studio, Yoganic in Willoughby, Sydney on November 1, 2009. I often referred to it as my first born.
  • I won 2nd place for the business plan I wrote for Yoganic. But it took me 6 years to find the money and the confidence to put the plan into action.
  • I love old school aerobics. I did Aerobics Oz Style in front of the TV after school and wanted to become an aerobics instructor when I grew up but I couldn’t count the beat (and still can’t).
  • I was very shy as a kid. Not sure how I ended up wearing lycra and teaching yoga and pilates!
  • I lived and worked in a bar on Hamilton Island for a year. After work I drank cocktails and danced until dawn and spent the days sun baking whilst nursing a hangover.
  • I speak Japanese. After graduating from Wollongong Uni with a BA (Japanese) I went to live in Hokkaido, Japan where I taught English for 2 years.
  • I worked in Advertising for a year and hated it. I read self- help books such as, “What colour is your parachute?” and “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway” before having an A-HA moment that I wanted to become a kids yoga teacher.
  • Being hit by a taxi as I was walking across a pedestrian crossing changed the trajectory of my life. I quit my job in advertising and became a yoga teacher. 

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  • I was a vegetarian for 20 years until my Naturopath told me I needed to incorporate nutrient dense animal food into my diet to enhance my fertility. 
  • I love creating menu plans, shopping at the farmers markets and making meals from scratch.
  • I love baking. Especially cookies. One of my fondest memories of childhood is coming home from school to freshly baked cookies and cakes for afternoon tea.
  • I have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when it comes to food. I need to know where and when my next good meal is coming from.
  • I had 2 miscarriages before my rainbow child Banjo.
  • I conceived naturally at 40.
  • I suffered postnatal anxiety. I did a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to manage it.
  • Becoming a mama changed my priorities. After 8.5 years I sold Yoganic and moved to Milton on the NSW South Coast with my family.
  • Juggling a baby and a business is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. 
  • I LOVE breastfeeding. I really didn’t think I would. And after 3 years we’re still going strong. 
  • I love being a mama more than anything in the whole wide world, 

Now you’re turn! So we can get to know one another a little better, let me know one thing about you in the COMMENTS below.

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