Let me introduce myself.
My name is Taylor.
I am a Primary Teacher. Yoga Teacher. Mother. Wife. Hobby collector. Outside advocate.
I moved to Nowra when I was 9, and moved back in 2020, to continue my family.
Upon starting my career as a full-time primary school teacher, I quickly realized how different it was from my expectations, a sentiment that I'm sure many other teachers can relate to. The teaching profession is undeniably challenging, with high expectations and limited opportunities for creativity or experimentation. The workload is overwhelming, leaving little room for anything else.
In search of relief, I turned to yoga, which I had dabbled in sporadically before. I began taking classes at a local gym to help manage the stress. Eventually, I took a break and travelled to India in 2017 to pursue my 200hr YTT, studying under Atha Yoga in Goa. This experience was a turning point in my life, igniting a passion for continual learning and personal growth. Since then, I have made a concerted effort to consistently strive for more, embracing a lifelong journey of self-improvement.
After returning to Sydney, I began teaching Yoga for Climbers at 9 Degrees Bouldering Gym. As a teacher, I witnessed firsthand the toll that stress and overwork can take on educators, leading to a decline in focus and motivation. Similarly, students were struggling under the weight of these same pressures, making it difficult for them to stay afloat.
To address this, I introduced yoga to my students, and the results were remarkable. They began to develop resilience and self-confidence, demonstrating increased patience with themselves and their peers. Seeing the positive impact that yoga had on my students, I expanded my teaching to include yoga for teachers as well. It became an outlet and therapy for all involved.
In 2020, I returned home to Nowra, where my focus shifted towards pursuing a calmer lifestyle that I could model for my son. Yoga became a central component of this new path. My classes centre around Vinyasa Flow, emphasizing the connection between breath and movement, and offering a space for students to find stillness, strength, and connection.
My Vinyasa Flow practice incorporates elements from my background in dance, encouraging students to focus on feeling their bodies rather than external appearances, using breath to become fully immersed in the present moment. My classes are designed to be inclusive, accommodating individuals of all abilities and levels. I have also completed my Prenatal YTT, furthering my belief that yoga should be accessible to everybody. I strive to create a welcoming and open space where you can disconnect from external distractions and find a moment of solitude and inner peace.
Hello my name is Tayla,
I grew up in Mparntwe, Alice Springs, spending my formative years immersed in the red dusty desert. I now live on the beautiful South Coast of NSW on Dharawal land.
For the past 12 years I have explored my passions for Holistic Education, Outdoor Education and Outdoor Adventure Guiding. While I am still very passionate about these, the time has come for me to make a change and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.
From a young age Yoga has played a significant part in my life, it has played an essential role in my development and growth. It hasn't always been an easy journey, but I am continuously grateful for the profound lessons it has imparted on me, and I am confident that there are more lessons to come.
As a Yoga and Meditation teacher I specialise in several styles, such as Traditional Hatha, dynamic Vinyasa flows, slower integrative Hatha flows, restorative practices and breathwork. My training in Trauma Informed Yoga, coupled with my own lived experience, has given me the tools to cultivate a nurturing and accepting space where individuals have agency over their own journey, fostering curiosity, compassion and ease when approaching Yoga.
I’m also here for all the laughs along the way.
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat soon,