Two innocent Souls
embarking on our mental journey towards obtaining our honors degrees in
Industrial Psychology. Little did we know that our meeting was Divinely guided.
We realized our Soul connection would be the golden thread, as individually and
together, our lessons and growth were interconnected. Our lives are a tapestry
of experiences woven together: from marriage, to infertility, to postnatal
depression, loss, disappointment and heartache. In sharing our journey, we soon
realized, that we were not there to challenge each other, but to support each
other’s life journey in the most humbling, authentic and honest way.
Through each trial our
friendship and Soul connection grew stronger. We appreciate how truly blessed
we are and sought to learn how to deepen our connection.
We learned and
experienced various holistic healing modalities along the path, but were always
brought back to the truth of the Chakra System, the simplicity of a Course In
Miracles teaching and the healing power of Yoga.
We were drawn to
Transformational Yoga, for its message is that the answers lie within and you
are your own guide to finding your truth.
Two decades after our
first meeting, little did we know that the Divine had a beautiful plan for us.
Together we journeyed to India, Auroville and under the guidance of Swami
Vidyananad, we truly understood at a soul level what our purpose together was,
finally the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Although one can never know
the final outcome of one’s journey, we were privileged to get a glimpse of the
Divine’s plan for us, when we were offered the opportunity to be Director and
Co-director of the first SriMa School of Transformational Yoga in Africa.
Our vision is to use the
practice of Transformational Yoga, to empower individuals to take
accountability and responsibility for Self at all levels. Our teachings have a
ripple effect into families, friends, communities and humanity, bringing about
healing and peace. The answers lie within and the Transformational System
provides the space for one’s inner guidance to be heard.
We have realised that yoga is not just a practice, but our way of life.
Through my journey with infertility,
I started exploring Yoga as part of my search for a deeper connection to
Self. What I discovered was a rich internal source of divine love and
acceptance, understanding that the answers I was searching for, came from
within me and not the external world. Regular practice of Yoga provided
the space and confidence for my innner guidance to reveal itself.
While completing my Hatha Yoga
Teacher Training, I experienced my first Transformational Yoga class and immediately
felt a profound shift and inner knowing that I had found something very
special. I had discovered a type of roadmap for honest, humble reflection
of Self. Through this awareness, I was able to see the mirror of life
around me, taking responsibility to own and heal my story.
I completed my 200-level
Transformational Teacher Training in South Africa. I then fulfilled my
dream of studying under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand, in Auroville India and
certified as a 500-level Transformational Yoga and Meditation Master. My
training solidified my belief, that Yoga is not just a practice, but a way of
life. When we truly live our Yoga, transformation and healing takes place
quickly and continuously.
I am humbled by the blessing of
being given the opportunity, to be the Director of the first Srima School of
Transformational Yoga in Africa, alongside my soul sister, Stacey Fraser.
Our dream is to empower students to
go within, using the techniques of Transformational Yoga for a deeper
connection to Self. By healing their own stories, the shift in energy
filters out, bringing change and transformation to families and communities.
‘I looked around and wondered why
somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.’ This
is the quote that defines my approach to living life. It is the essence of what
my soul finds purpose in.
As we all do, I have many roles I
play in life. I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a sister and a
daughter. I am also a colleague. As a corporate working mom, I have found that
the corporate working world holds so many graceful opportunities for true spiritual
growth and personal progress. Every day I am surrounded by beautiful souls who
walk alongside me on my journey.
One of my greatest passions is to
assist others in the corporate world to find inner peace and balance within
I feel very blessed to have been
able to explore various healing modalities from Reiki, Applied Kinesiology to
Rune Readings. However after qualifying as a Transformational Yoga instructor I
felt an awakening deep within my soul, a knowingness and an inner sense of calm.
After completing my training
alongside my soul sister Lisa Holzer, we founded the South African branch of
the Srima Transformational Yoga School. Together we know our energies can work
for the highest and greatest good for all. We are committed to bringing about
empowerment and healing at an individual level because as you heal yourself you