First yoga practice:
Began in 2000 as part of the Unitec BPSA degree course I was doing. After the course ended I traveled and kept doing the poses I could remember- usually sun salutes and some of the primary series (I first learnt Iyengar and Ashtanga as part of the programme)
Treating myself means:
Going for a Float session. OMG I love Floating. Its the best!!!!!!!
Favourite style of yoga:
I love vinyasa for the creativity and dancing with the breath. It satisfies the dancer in me.
Favourite yoga pose:
I of course love to Handstand and as a chill out reclined butterfly (supta badokonasana) or legs up the wall (vaparita Karani).
At the moment I am in love with blueberries. But I also like dark chocolate, I make my own raw chocolate which is super yummy. And I have just discovered Duck Island Vegan IceCream which is phenomenal. Especially in this heat ;-)
"Believe you can and you are half way there" and "The Greatest Success is being yourself"
Favourite travel destination:
Croatia is one of my favourite spots in the world. Although the more I travel the more I realise how amazing NZ really is. We are extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
WHAT YOGA HAS MEANT TO KYLIE
Yoga has inspired me to take a leap of faith, to trust myself and believe in myself. I still have the negative chatter sometimes that I have to quieten but on the whole I have learned to believe in myself. I teach because I want to inspire others to also believe in themselves. We spend so much time putting things off, not following our dreams or our hearts desires because we lack faith. Faith in ourselves, faith that the Universe has our back, faith in following our instincts and heart.
I love seeing the transformation in people, particularly private clients who go from afraid, anxious, low self worth or belief to truly blossoming once they have faith in themselves.
The asana is really just a means for us to know ourselves, connect with ourselves and start believing in our own abilities, our right to be happy and to live the life of our dreams. To live our Dharma and to inspire others to do the same.
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