Rani started her yoga journey in a hot yoga room to improve her endurance and flexibility while training as a dancer. However, the clarity and connection she felt after each class quickly had her coming back to the yoga studio multiple times a day.
She took her first yoga teacher training on the Sunshine Coast when she was 18, fell in love with the area and vowed to one day return.
In 2018, she moved to Singapore to study contemporary art and by chance (or divine intervention) found herself studying and teaching yoga and movement classes full time. Life is the ultimate teacher, and in 2020, she ended up bedridden in hospital with a thyroid condition. This forced a new approach to her self practice and teaching - living, eating and moving all with the intention to heal and create more energy. Moving from the inside-out is a reminder you will hear often in her classes!
She moved to the Sunshine Coast in March 2022, and is currently inspired by the transformative art of Zenthai Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In class, Rani loves to combine functional, primal and somatic inspired movements with traditional yoga asana to create a conscious and intelligent movement practice. Expect to build sustainable strength, increase your endurance and unearth an intelligent and playful movement practice of your own.
Do you have a mantra/quote that you often turn to?
Not one in particular, but I love quotes in general! The symbol of being a lighthouse or a beacon for people is something that I often return to.
How do you fill up your love tank?
Regular long walks in the national park with my partner Tim (we call them walkies and talkies)
What advice would you give someone wondering whether to try yoga for the first time?
Definitely give it a go, it could be life-changing! But my personal advice would be to try more than one style and more than one teacher, as you may resonate with a particular style or a particular teacher and that can make all the difference in finding the perfect yoga for you.