Mandy's teaching style is practical, relevant and spiritual - informed by a lifetime of learning and deep, personal experience
"I didn't realise it at the time, but when I was initiated into yoga at the age of 20 it became my dharma, my life's work, to share the wonders of yoga and help guide others along this beautiful, but bumpy path. I feel the grace of my teachers and the masters is always with me."
Mandy has studied and practiced yoga since 1990 when she was twenty years old in both India and Australia. She has taught yoga for over twenty years in Perth, India, and on international retreats.
Over this time she has had the great privilege of travelling to India many times for extended periods studying directly with teachers and masters of yoga including:
Mandy considers being still in nature to be the greatest of all spiritual teachers.
Mandy’s yoga journey has been an integration of these teachings over time and deep personal experience. Her teaching style is practical, relevant and spiritual - with an emphasis on a safe and meaningful practice which leads students towards health of the body and peace of mind. The breath is fundamental to Hatha Yoga and is emphasised in Mandy's classes for the healing benefit dedicated breathing practices bring.
Mandy has developed comprehensive courses, programs and manuals for all levels of students and is particularly focussed on absolute beginners - ensuring those new to yoga receive a comprehensive introduction to the often misrepresented teachings of traditional yoga.
Professionally, Mandy has a BA in English, is a qualified Graphic Designer with a career spanning decades in evolving roles which included working as a writer, editor, graphic designer, publishing and mass communications specialist, communications manager, and most recently as Chief Executive Officer of a health organisation for 5 years. Mandy is an inspiring, highly regarded leader. She brings together her creativity, love of organising, and passion for yoga to create and deliver Kookaburra's yoga and retreat program.
Mandy’s personal practice and the integration of the wisdom teachings of yoga inform every aspect of her life, and have been a guiding influence through the challenges and joys of raising a family and professional life.