Sally came to yoga after suffering burn out from many years of working full time, studying as a mature aged student at university and raising a family and not applying self-care to her life. A friend invited her to a hot yoga class and she was intrigued and blown away at the intensity all at once. She did a 7-day challenge shortly after and continued this practice for many years as a daily practice. Sally has also practiced other forms of yoga including flow, yin and anything else she could throw herself in the path of.
Sally began to study yoga as a practice and uncover parts of herself that were previously hidden. She wanted to learn more and booked a teacher training then another the following year and has not stopped learning and studying since and plans to continue. Sally is certified in hot and flow styles and also encompasses gentle and yin teaching experience. In addition, Sally also has certification to teach in trauma sensitive yoga. She has taught children, adolescents, retreats and yoga as therapy such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.
Sally's life has become yoga, in all of its limbs and expressions and it has crept in to her professional life as a counsellor and social worker as well as every part of her personal life. It is Sally's aim to be of service and share the love of the practice in all that she does.
Getting to know the Zenko Team
Do you have a mantra/quote that you often turn to?
Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself
How do you fill up your love tank?
I fill up my love tank by being close to source: yoga, nature, music, those I love and doing what I love. I incorporate travel and yoga into my annual jaunt into other countries and learn from those who are authentic and inspire me; I call these people my yogi fam. I try to be of service in all I do and practice. I love to spend time with my woman- child Ruby and man-child Jak and my partner Dean and my dogs, I enjoy travel, study and cooking. I attend as much yoga professional development as my day job and bank account allow me to.
What advice would you give someone wondering whether to try yoga for the first time?
We begin where we are, with what we have and grow from there. The first time on the mat is just the beginning, there is no end to this sacred practice, that is the beauty of the journey. Yoga is breath led awareness, if all you do is become a conscious witness to your breath, you are practicing yoga. There are always options and offerings to every student. Child’s pose is always there. Try yoga, give it a go with different teachers, different styles and know that every day is different. Try the online classes and dive in to the library that is “A Live Yogi”. Share your challenges with a qualified teacher when and if they arise.