Originally from Stellenbosch, in sunny South Africa. I've been living in the Netherlands for just over 2 years now.
I'm a lucky lady 😁 One of my life-long friends, Anske, introduced me to Memorisely when the tribe started the Yoga and Mindfulness channel. This lead to joining the team to teach Bootcamp sessions and bi-weekly flows with the Membassadors.
I've always had a great passion for working with people and spreading sunshine. I used to be a special needs teacher (not that that has anything to do with the folks at Memorisely 😉) and have done my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Since moving to the Netherlands, I've been able to work full time as a yoga teacher.
I could never see myself doing a 'normal' 9-5 job. Nor would I call myself a business woman of nature. During the pandemic, more and more folks were turning to doing this online, so that was my big pull. What started off as a class with a couple of friends, has now grown into more classes and new friends joining in for yoga. I've also been working with the My Story Tribe (South Africa) and have done a couple of cool meditations and yoga videos for children. So, pretty much, a very organic start to my business.
Coffee first. No screen-time during my morning routine - which helps me ease into the day, feeling calm and mindful. Then, I usually meditate — in whatever form it happens to be. A quick shower and some breakfast. Then, it's off to the socials and some admin. A (usually nice and healthy) lunch, followed by a mindful break. After that I usually focus on my yoga classes — whether that be practicing, planning, researching or gathering new music. Most of my classes are in the evenings, which usually means prepping dinner in the late afternoon. Off to teach, and then I wind down for the night.
The most beautiful and amazing group of people I get to meet, work alongside and practice with 🌞
Do it, even if you're scared. Everyone started off 'small' and maybe a little stupid. Trust your gut (and take care of it 😉).
The Apple logo at the back of my phone can function as a short-cut button (you're welcome 😅).
Baking, creating, walking and gardening 🥚 🧶 🌲 🪴
...no UX/UI expert, but just some general advice
On the Memorisely Slack channels and on my Instagram, @sunshinestudioyoga.