The first two decades of my working life I spent in NGOs supporting less privileged women. In 2007 I co-founded the Hong Kong charity Enrich to empower migrant domestic workers. In 2009, after becoming a mother while growing Enrich I struggled with anxiety; I realised that my contributions to a better world were hampered by the stresses and frustrations within me.
In 2015, I embarked on a meditation course and started my own practice. The deep peace and wellness I found within myself transformed me. Meditation became a crucial part of each day and I sought all opportunities to learn and practice more.
Since 2016 I have been sharing yoga nidra, heart meditations, sound healing and nature connection to help people heal stress and trauma symptoms and connect back to the peace and love within. In 2022 I moved "back" to Zurich with my husband and teenage son after 42 years "abroad" mostly in Asia.
I now work in person from Switzerland and online with the world. I am passionate about sharing deep rest and heart opening practices to help more of us come back to our natural state of peace, love and wellbeing such that we come to a better place to live, to parent and to resolve the big issues facing humanity.
My first formal Meditation Teacher Training was with Keshava in Goa, India in 2016; a two week residential intensive, and an experience that left me flying in clouds. That same year I trained as an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner in Hong Kong, giving me a greater understanding of the hold and release of emotions in the body. In 2017 I took this further with the six week (online) Power of Self Compassion course with Kirsten Neff and Christopher Germer. I floated through my first week long Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Goa.
In the summer of 2018 I completed the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Stroud, England; fully experiencing the transformative power of yoga nidra. Here I discovered the power of music, poetry and sound which I began incorporating in my nidras. I continued my sound healing journey with a teacher training using Tibetan singing bowls in Goa
Wanting to learn more about therapeutic uses of these practices I studied Richard Miller's irest techniques and joined Molly Birkholm's teacher training on the use of yoga and yoga nidra for transforming stress and trauma. Little did I know how crucial these tools would be for 2020.
In 2021 in Hong Kong I was fortunate to train with Mona Choi in 1-1 and small group Sound Healing and to complete a Yoga Teacher Training with Sudevi Sundari. In 2022 I moved to Zurich, studied Deep Ecology with Stephan Harding and have embraced opportunities to learn about forest bathing in Switzerland. I completed the Yoni Shakti: Well Woman Yoga Therapy teacher training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in 2023.
I have been fortunate to strengthen my practice and come back to myself by attending regular residential yoga and meditation retreats since 2009 including Buddhist retreats with Ajahn Brahm, Ken Gelsang Rabten and Vishu, Shivananda yoga retreats and secular Mindfulness and yoga retreats.
Certified Relevant Teacher Training
Yoni Shakti: Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, online 2023
Music and Intuitive instruments, Maxime Le Royer, Marseille, France 2023
Singing Bowl and Sound Therapist Certification Programme, Mona Choi, Hong Kong 2021
Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Paramgati with Sudevi Sundari. (200h, Yoga Alliance), Hong Kong 2021
Yoga. Yoga Nidra and Trauma with Molly Birkholm (irest), Austria, 2019
Tibetan Sining Bowl Sound Healing Meditation, Satyam Shivam Sundaram Meditation School with Keshava Murty, Goa, India 2018
Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, Yoga Nidra Network, Sround, Uk, 2018
Reiki Level 1 & 2 in the Usui Ryoho system with Bruce Taylor, Hong Kong 2018
Yoga Nidra Training with Diva Yoga with Meera Acharaya Goa, India, 2017
Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1 & 2 with Caroline Rhodes, Hong Kong 2016
Meditation Teacher Training, Sarvvaguna Yoga with Shiva Girish, Goa, India 2016