MY STORY

My first love was dance. That reckless, all-consuming, can’t-live-without-you kind of love. The kind that would occupy most of my waking minutes and free hours. It’s where I learnt to move, to appreciate movement, and fell in love with the body and what it was capable of.

Such was this love, I moved to Melbourne to complete my Bachelor of Dance (Hons) at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne). It wasn’t always about technique classes, it was somatic practices; kinesiology, anatomy, choreography. We looked, experienced and integrated movement that was “taught” and sought how to elevate it. I felt like I was stepping into my own and romanticised, quite frequently, of living the artistic lifestyle (a certain sense of struggle, the muse, the run-down apartment that is nevertheless chic and bohemian). I dated musicians, I went to cafes and bars, I danced, and I choreographed. I was an artist. And, as Australian artist’s do… I graduated and moved to London.

I performed with Quicksilver, Rambert Dance Company’s youth company, I was a Dance Artist running school-based workshops for the English National Ballet. I was a cultural ambassador at the 2012 London Olympics. I lived and I traveled, and I loved it. But as absolutely incredible as all that was, I missed being in Australia. I missed the feeling of being of service and helping kindle (or re-kindle) the absolute joy I’d found in movement in others.

I arrived at being a Physiotherapist the long way. First, through qualifying as a Remedial Massage Therapist, then as an AMPA Pilates Instructor, and now, as a Physiotherapist. Each stage of the journey was moving me closer to what was important to me:

It was important for me to care for people, but I also wanted to empower them to help themselves and give them the guidance and tools to do so.

I received my Bachelor of Applied Sciences / Masters of Physiotherapy from La Trobe University, gathering experience in the hospital system and then started working again in a private practice.

Clinically, I became very good at treating the body, but I felt like our healthcare system has some gaps when it comes to treating the person, and what’s more, I don’t want to only see you when you’re in pain and then never again. I want to help you overcome the barriers that you’re facing when you try to be healthy to empower you to succeed. And make it stick.

I believe in treating the whole person. I believe in wholehearted living and holistic health. I believe in seeing you as an individual, and creating goals that reflect that.

Becoming a mum cemented that for me. Getting married cemented that for me. Treading my own path in wellness made me realise that the whole person must become well.

My goal is to meet you where you are, at whatever stage of your journey, and offer a coaching experience which is holistic, grounding and a little playful. Movement shouldn’t be something you hate, so let me help you turn it into something you could love.