Florence started her yoga journey in 2011, when she turned to yoga after sustaining injuries from years of playing netball and running, and also as a way to improve her overall mental and physical well-being; she now hopes to be able to share this way of seeking balance through yoga with others. Prior to completing her teacher training, Florence led communications and public relations functions for a number of technology companies.
Florence’s teaching philosophy is centered on communicating how to practice alignment-based yoga to achieve health benefits, as well as cultivate awareness in action, thought and speech. Through conscious sequencing and an emphasis on linking movement with breath, Florence’s classes will build strength, flexibility and stability and offer something to students of every level. She firmly believes that everybody’s yoga journey is unique, and focuses strongly on encouraging students to be mindful of self care, while simultaneously “playing the edge” (where ever that may be on any given day).
Florence is a registered RYT 200 yoga teacher and completed her hatha vinyasa training at the Yoga Garden in San Francisco. She has also completed a 100-hour pregnancy yoga training with Mindful Birth, a Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga School. Florence is a practitioner of the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles of yoga, and continues to actively study and partake in yoga workshops around the world to broaden and develop her scope of knowledge of the practice as well as learn new skills and techniques.
RYT 200 at Yoga Garden, San Francisco
Registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Studied alignment-based hatha / vinyasa yoga under Laurie Sleep and Jen Hecht at the Yoga Garden, one of the leading studios in San Francisco.
Yoga for the Early Years Teacher Training at Divine Light Yoga
20 hour immersive course on tools and techniques to create imaginative and interactive yoga and mindfulness sessions for children with Divine Light Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School, specialising in Children’s Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Studied asana, mindfulness, meditation and pranayama techniques for the early years.
Pregnancy, Postnatal and Yoga for Active Birth Teacher Training at Mindful Birth Yoga
100 hour immersive course on tools and skills to teach pregnancy and postnatal yoga and yoga for active birth.
Studied asana, mindfulness, relaxation and pranayama practices for different stages of pregnancy and active birth, as well as specific post-natal asanas and exercises.
Studied partner/parent & baby exercises and delivering Active Birthing Workshops to empower women and their partners to understand birth physiology and the principles of Active Birth.
Yoga For Pain with Rob Schütze
Workshop series on the science of pain and evidence-based treatments, and applying the practice of yoga & mindfulness towards working with pain.
The Art of Adjusting I and II with Dr Jean Byrne & Rob Schütze / The Yoga Space, Australia
Workshop series focused on revisiting the basics and principles of adjusting, and learning how to adjust restorative, beginner, intermediate and advanced asanas.
Fundamentals of Ashtanga with Dylan Bernstein
Mini workshop series focused on deep examination of the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga.