Having first discovered a strong love of yoga during a challenging time in her own life, Helen became deeply inspired by both the physical benefits of regular yoga practice as well as the spiritual and emotional discovery that Pranayama, Meditation and Asana practice can deliver. She now passionately enjoys teaching with the aspiration to help others to balance body and mind through yoga, relaxation and meditation practice.
Helen completed her Level One training in Kerala, India and her Level Two Certification here in Australia. She enjoys teaching strong Power Flow classes for all levels, with the belief that yoga is for every-body - and that every 'being' can benefit immensely from this beautiful sacred practice. Whilst enjoying flow and movement, she is also drawn to the healing that restorative and meditation practices can offer.
Helen co-facilitates the Zenko retreats and feels most full up when she connecting with her students during immersions both in Australia and Worldwide. She is also very excited to be co-facilitating the Zenko Teacher Training next year and to be sharing this practice with so many more in the future.
Getting to know the Zenko Team
Do you have a mantra/quote that you often turn to?
'Be the change you wish to see in the World" Gandhi, and tries to follow her own life path with this intention.
How do you fill up your love tank?
Helen gets herself to Zenko for a class herself! Or does some home practice including Pranyama (breath work) meditation and visualisations which she finds always helps to bring her back to balance. There's also nothing like a nice hot bath with a few candles around you or walks in nature - and turning the phone off!
What advice would you give someone wondering whether to try yoga for the first time?
As Nike says - JUST DO IT! Helen waited a good few years after first being recommended to try Yoga to get to class, simply believing she 'wasn't good enough for yoga'. What nonsense! Yoga really is for everybody and Helen has firsthand seen and experienced the benefits of the practice. Whether its a power flow or gentle class, a meditation workshop or day retreat - there is definitely a style of yoga to suit everyone. So try it today!