'I began the practice of yoga in 2000, and the benefits were undeniable. Practicing the Iyengar Method and later the free-flowing style of Vinyasa, I was finally drawn to the meditative practice of Ashtanga Yoga which would become my daily practice and home.  

In 2009 I commenced my teaching journey, and have not taken a break from teaching since.  In January 2011 I travelled to Mysore India, the home of Ashtanga Yoga for the first time. Little did I know, this would become the first of many yearly trips to study the method, chanting and Sanskrit. I have received Level 2 Authorisation, and have my teacher Sharath Jois' blessing to teach both Primary and Intermediate Series. 

I believe yoga is 24 hours; that our time on the mat is primarily a tool to live kind and compassionate lives. Humour and light-heartedness on the mat and in life are a necessity.'

Laila is the creator of Open House Yoga, Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia (member 2909) and Authorised Level 2 Ashtanga Teacher. A Youth Worker, Laila has been mentoring yoga teacher trainees since 2012, and manages and mentors the Open House Yoga Teacher Training.

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