ABOUT ME

HI THERE, I’M SIMONE

A yogini, yoga and meditation teacher, wellness lover, communications freelancer, Mother, all just labels…but a dedicated student of life for sure.

Over the last decade I’ve studied and learnt from some amazing humans in the industry to certify as a  Level 2 Yoga Teacher with advanced training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga and Meridians, Mindfulness, Vinyasa Krama, Anatomy and Biomechanics, Vedic Philosophy, Yoga Sutras, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. I’m also inducted into Reiki level 1 and trained in Kids Yoga Therapy. 

Today, my teachings are informed by modern movement and biomechanics practices, as well as the wisdom originating from the great ancient sages of the East. Particularly Vedic philosophy and Ayurveda, natural scientific systems for living that has enriched my life over the last decade, and which I feel compelled to share with you.

I believe the greatest work we can do is the work on ourselves. And the more that we look inwards, the more opportunity we have to connect to what matters most.

Therefore, it’s my teaching intention to offer a safe and welcoming space that awakens you to the true light and wholeness within. So you can expand and grow, so you ride the waves of life more smoothly, and so you can be a force of good in the world.

Under the brand of Yoga Spirit, I offer private one-to-one and group sessions, and open Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga classes each week at my Whanganui-based city studio. I also collaborate with other light workers and practitioners to bring the community wellness workshops and experiences.

When I’m not ‘at yoga’ I work as a communications freelancer for businesses wanting to better serve their audiences with conscious content and communication practices. After living in big cities and travelling abroad for almost 20 years, I’m very blessed to anchor my roots to the sacred place that is Whanganui, where I now live my husband Simon and my most valuable teachers of all, my wee ones Vinnie and Livy – together, we spend as much time as possible in mother nature exploring and playing.

TRAINING

+300 Hour Advanced YTT (Level 2) | OM Yoga 2020
Advanced Biomechanics + Anatomy | Om Yoga 2020
Advanced Yin, Mindfulness + Meridians | Om Yoga 2019
Advanced Creative + Meaningful Sequencing | Om Yoga 2019
Advanced Ancient Philosophy, Pranayama, Mantra + Meditation | Om Yoga 2019
Restorative Yoga | Cindy Lee 2019
Yoga Teacher’s Master Summit | Yoga International 2018
Kids Yoga Therapy | Calm Classrooms 2018
Psoas Workshop | Nikki Rolston 2018
Ayurveda for Wellbeing | Ayurveda Healing Instititue 2018
Kids Yoga | Go Go Yoga for Kids 2018
200 Hour YTT Level 1 | Power Living Australia 2017
200 RYT Yoga Alliance 2017

BREATHWORK + MEDITATION

 

Powerful pranayama and meditation techniques, mantra, mudra and Yoga Nidra to direct the life force, create homeostatis in the nervous system and access your still centre.

 

BIOMECHANICS

 

Meridian theory, advanced anatomy and modern movement combined with ancient yogic practices (Hatha/Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative) to find your balance between strength, and stability and yin and yang energies. 

PHILOSOPHY + AYURVEDA

 

Ancient 5,000 year old Vedic philosophy (The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita) and Ayurveda diet and lifestyle rituals to access more energy, joy and purpose - no matter your age.

Join the conscious community of like-minded locals coming together at my city studio for Yin Yoga or Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes.
You will be warmly welcomed. Each 75 minute class is full of natural healing medicine for your mind, body and spirit.

"Everything about Simone’s yoga teaching is an invitation. An invitation to playfully, gently and lovingly explore. There are no rights or wrongs, or perfect yoga bodies. There is just you, and all that you are, enjoying yoga with Simone.

- Denise

"I love discovering all the things I didn’t think I could do with my body and I always leave feeling so much calmer and more in control than when I arrived. However, the most unexpected highlight for me is this lovely little community that exists there and the special connections I’ve made. Coming along to my first class was a challenge, I was anxious about all the ‘what ifs’. Funny to think about now, because the studio is definitely one of my happy places now."

- Hannah

 

"Even after one class with Simone, I felt my self opening up again. I'm now mindfully making decisions to prioritise my health and give my body the love it deserves."
 - Lily

"Simone's classes go well beyond poses to cover every aspect of mind-body wellbeing. She uses a unique blend of ancient yogic tools mixed with modern day practices to take things to another level. For the first time, I'm discovering what yoga is really about and my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is thanking me."
- Debbie

 

"This year the stars aligned and I found a yoga teacher whose style and ethos fits with mine. I learn something new every class and the playlists are AMAZING. I always leave feeling uplifted and that stays with me long after. It's been a catalyst for getting fitter and eating more mindfully - thanks Simone, I’m addicted!"
- Julie

"If you're looking to experience the many health benefits of yoga, Simone creates a very pleasent space and teaches with a nice, relaxed and authentic style."
- Tony

"I loved, loved, loved learning more about the correct and safe alignment of poses and its been so cool feeling my body change and get stronger. The best part for me was learning how to be present in the moment and access my inner calm."
- Carly

"Thank you Simone for sharing your love of yoga. It certainly found me just at the right moment in my life. I'm loving it always look forward to my weekly classes with you."
- Carryn