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.
Traditonal Tantric Hatha Yoga Intensive | Octavio Salvado The Practice Bali
iRest Yoga Nidra | Molly Birkholm
+300 Hour Advanced YTT (Level 2) | OM Yoga
Advanced Biomechanics + Anatomy | OM Yoga
Advanced Yin, Mindfulness + Meridians | OM Yoga
Advanced Creative + Meaningful Sequencing | OM Yoga
Advanced Ancient Philosophy, Pranayama, Mantra + Meditation | OM Yoga
Restorative Yoga | Cindy Lee
Reiki 1 – First Degree | Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing
Yoga Teacher’s Master Summit | Yoga International
Kids Yoga Therapy | Calm Classrooms
Psoas Workshop | Nikki Rolston
Ayurveda for Wellbeing | Ayurveda Healing Instititue
Kids Yoga | Go Go Yoga for Kids
200 Hour YTT Level 1 | Power Living Australia
200 RYT Yoga Alliance
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.
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 class is full of natural healing medicine for your mind, body and spirit.