Senior Yoga Teacher
Master Trainer & Facilitator
Registered Teacher Trainer
Hello!! My name is Dee and I am the founder and Managing Director of Power House Yoga. Let me tell you a little bit about myself… My yoga journey started some 15 years ago when I returned from touring internationally with a leading New Zealand contemporary dance company. I was looking for something that would nourish my body after many years of probably not looking after it as well as I could have in the grueling environment of the professional dance world. What I got, was so much more!!
I immediately fell in love with the physicality of the power yoga practice and the intensity of it as well as the sweat factor!! I was already working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and a group exercise instructor, so yoga fitted into my lifestyle perfectly. I was a dedicated student for a few years before I decided to do my teacher training. I actually didn’t do the teacher training to teach yoga, I did it because over the years I had been practicing yoga I had witnessed significant transformations of close people around me and I wanted to learn more about the history, physiology and psychology of the yogic practice. Teacher training confirmed to me that I was on the right path and that yoga was the direction I wanted to head – basically, it changed my life!! I felt a sense of necessity to share my knowledge and experience with as many people as I could – so I started teaching A LOT!!
Over the years, I have taught in various yoga studios and gyms across Melbourne and Sydney. I have facilitated workshops and retreats and I am a registered teacher trainer. I absolutely LOVE sharing the gift of yoga with everyone but especially with people who have not experienced our style of yoga before. I remember walking out of my first class with the biggest smile on my face and a sense of clarity, understanding and acceptance. I felt like I could conquer the world!! I love seeing that same face on so many others that experience it for the first time or for the five hundredth time. I remind myself every day that I am very lucky to have found yoga. Yoga is not just what I do… it is a big part of who I am!!
In my classes, I aim to share that passion, commitment and dedication of the yoga practice and studies in an open hearted, fun loving yet challenging manner. I wish to give the gift of yoga that was given to me. I intend to nurture, but encourage exploration to physical and spiritual depths that may not have been discovered before. I love seeing transformation as well as personal achievements. I believe having goals and achieving them is extremely empowering and I hope to help others reach their goals or even exceed them!
So that’s me in a nutshell… I consider everyone I share yoga with a friend. I look forward to sharing a friendship with you!!
Much love, light and laughter…