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What’s Happening…

15 Jan

Some exciting bits and pieces coming up!

The lovely folks at Lululemon in Cottesloe got me in this week to teach a free vinyasa class…

And we’re doing it again this Monday, 20th January!

The last class was absolutely packed, so they’re taking bookings…Make sure you email the team ASAP to secure your mat space!


I’m swinging through Melbourne on my way back to Thailand and the Australian Yoga Academy will host my Shiny Happy Healthy Flow workshop on Sunday, 9th February from 2pm – 5pm.

You can find out more here & book online here.

Places are limited, so get in quickly.

Can’t wait to see all your gorgeous, shiny faces again, Melbourne!

Last but not least, the Thailand Retreat in March is down to its last few spaces.

The Sanctuary Beach

If you’re thinking you’d like to get bendy in paradise, please let us know ASAP so you don’t miss out!

All the details are here and you can email shinyhealthy@gmail.com with any queries.

Hope you’ve had a delicious start to 2014!

How To Find Cheap Flights to the Bay of Love

31 Oct

An oldie but a goodie…And it all still applies!
I’ll be posting information about ferries and trains soon, too…

Shiny, Happy, Healthy.

A few years ago, when I first started jetting around all the time, a frequent flyer friend of mine taught me a few little tricks to save on airfares. This can sometimes take longer than flying directly to where you want to go, but for me, it has been a great way to see more places on my transits and I’ve saved thousands of dollars in the process. 

You want to find the cheapest way to get to the other continent and then use local carriers to get around within that continent. 

Using Melbourne to Koh Samui for the retreat as the example, here’s how I do it: I use a flight search engine like Adioso.com, Kayak.com or Skyscanner.com to check first how much it costs to fly directly. 
Right now, Malaysia Airlines have flights from Melbourne for around $690 to Koh Samui. Usually, flying directly to Samui will cost at least…

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New Workshops, New Retreat!

17 May

I honestly didn’t think I was going to be able to make it to Melbourne this visit to Australia…

But life has a funny way of working out!

I’ve just announced a delicious weekend program for June 1st and 2nd at the truly gorgeous Gertrude Street Yoga studio in Fitzroy.

stay shiny

I adore this space and had a blast teaching a morning intensive series here last year.

You can find all the details on the Workshops page – we’ve designed it as a choose your own adventure weekend, but I recommend you surrender two days to me and come to EVERYTHING. You’ll feel shiny, juicy and delicious with a new sense of purpose by the end of it all!

I also didn’t think I’d be running another retreat this year, but everyone has been asking for it, so WHY NOT?!

We’ve just locked in a week at a gorgeous space in Ubud, Bali, starting the last week of August.

I’ll be announcing all the delicious details for that here very soon, but in the meantime, here’s a little sample of the gorgeous time we had on the Thai retreat earlier this year on the Bay of Love…

Planning Lovely Things…

20 Sep

2012 has been a busy, challenging and wonderful year so far! 

I began the year in Thailand, on Koh Pha Ngan teaching yoga and going deeply into tantra practice and breath work. The Sanctuary hosted a raft of amazing teachers this season and I was so lucky to be able to work with some truly inspiring yogis and practitioners. 

From the island, I spent time in Bangkok and Hong Kong, in culture shock after my quiet months on the bay. Where every morning, I would wake up to this: 

View from my balcony.

And this: 

After managing to organise a visa, I spent the next few months teaching and exploring China…

Learning about Australia

Look what I drew!

Then it was back on the road, travelling through Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to arrive on Bali just in time to teach a delicious High Vibe Retreat at Michael Franti’s glorious Soul Shine Villa. 

Surrendering to sunset

Heaven in a wildflower…

Soulshine’s beautiful pool

Now I am back in Australia for a couple of months, organising the next moves!

I’ve just booked in a bunch of workshops and intensives in Melbourne in mid October – make sure you check out the Workshops/Retreats page for all the details – and am gearing up for the NEXT High Vibe Retreat in Bali at the end of October.

You can read more about all the magic that goes into that by visiting highvibeyoga.com.

It’s a really exciting time! 

Ready to begin again…

17 Feb

It has been a long and delicious start to the new year!

I took some technology free time in the Thai islands, more under the water than on land:


Enjoying the warm waters off Thailand's Andaman coast


Now I’m back on Koh Pha Ngan, teaching yoga and writing as much as I can…
I haven’t made any strong goals for this year, but I know I’m going to focus on being as healthy as I possibly can. That’s funny, considering that as I write this I am sniffling with my first cold in a couple of years!

I’m also planning a retreat here on the island during the Melbourne winter, so keep your eyes peeled for that…

I’ve just added to the Media, Writing and Inspiration pages, so have a trawl through and get the juices flowing! 

I hope you’ve had an amazing start to 2012…May it be magical for all of us!! 

Gorgeous pic my Dad sent me for the New Year