I have been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for more than 30 years, and teaching since 1992. After focusing mainly on teaching Ashtanga, I developed a strong interest in Pregnancy Yoga after the birth of my first son, Reuben. This was followed by Yoga Vinyasa and now Mum & Baby Yoga.
When they were small, finding ways to include my sons in my yoga practice was both a pleasure and sometimes a necessity! It was a fun way to connect physically, strengthen our bonding as well as being healthy for our bodies. I love sharing this experience with new mums and their babies.
As well as Mum & Baby classes I also teach Ashtanga and Yoga Vinyasa classes around Auckland.
Vicki's teaching history
Vicki’s years of yoga practice, with its daily “sensing in,” has developed a kinaesthetic awareness that is invaluable to her as a teacher who loves helping students grow. Having experienced the benefits of a regular yoga practice over some decades, she is keen to assist students deepen their experience of their own yoga practice.
Over the years, Vicki has developed a depth of teaching knowledge. She has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for more than 30 years, and teaching since 1992. She began her practice in 1989 with Dena Kingsberg in Australia. She continues to attend workshops with Dena and her husband Jack almost yearly when they teach in Auckland, along with two weeks spent at their yoga centre in Byron Bay, 2010.
In 1993 she travelled to Mysore India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois for two months. She later attended workshops with him in 1999 and 2002 when he visited Auckland.
Vicki is certified as an Experienced Yoga Alliance 500 hours Registered Teacher (E-RYT500). She also, over four years, completed the Svastha Yoga of Krishnamacharia Program with Ganesh Mohan who travels to Auckland from South India to run 7 intensive modules. While deepening her understanding of classical yoga, this also increased her practical teaching knowledge.
Vicki currently teaches Mum & Baby Yoga, Ashtanga and Yoga Vinyasa.
Outside of the class environment Vicki is available for private lessons. A private lesson is helpful when wanting to develop a home practice, in dealing with a specific issue/injury, or to refocus your practice by increasing your body mind awareness.
Vicki and her son Reuben