I'm a Third Culture Kid (TCK) - half English-half Chinese, I was born & raised in Bangkok, I'm married to a Norwegian in the Foreign Service and currently live Sarpsborg, Norway, after 11 years in abroad. Educated in England and Australia and formerly employed in the hotel & spa industry, I am privileged to have lived & worked in some amazing locations around the world. My exposure to different cultures has given me a deep sense of respect and consideration for others, which cultivated my interest in the healing arts.
I took my first yoga class in 2000, looking for a way to get fit without expending too much effort. I was immediately hooked but it took a few years before I understood why - through asana & meditation practice I had become physically stronger and more flexible, and, mentally, I was calmer, more mindful and aware of the energies within and around me. While living in Beijing I decided to take a 200hr yoga teacher training course (TTC) to deepen my understanding and practice of yoga. By the end of the course, I realised that I really wanted to share what I had learnt. Seeing the positive effects of the practice on my students at the end of each class is so fulfilling. After 4 years in China, we relocated to New Delhi where I had the chance to learn directly from the lineages of my previous teachers, and set up a teaching practice. We stayed in India for 7 years, giving me the chance to teach to various enthusiastic and diligent groups of students from whom I learnt so much. During this time I took a second 200hr TT with Yogalife and for a period worked with the school as a co-teacher, joining them for two, month-long TTC intensives in 2012/2013. While in India I also co-led 2 yoga retreats which I really loved organising and teaching.
Prior to leaving Delhi, I completed a 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. I am fascinated by the connections to Daoist philosophies and the Chinese meridian and Five Element theories that are present in the Yin theory, and love how effective Yin yoga is in softening and opening the body and mind, with often immediate results. Since September 2016 I have been teaching at Mortenstua School, Mysen and Family Sports Club Mysen. My Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga classes are popular with students of all ages and abilities. Since starting at Family Sports Club I have expanded the yoga program to include Slow Flow, Yin Yoga, Senior/Chair Yoga and APD (Aktiv på Dagtid) - classes tailored for those on extended leave from work due to physical and/or mental health issues.
I am also a longtime practitioner of Traditional Thai massage and while in Delhi was introduced to Pranic (Energy) Healing which I sometimes incorporate into my massage treatments. When not teaching yoga I give massage treatments, at Family Sports Club Mysen.