photoI grew up in Sydney and spent a lot of my childhood and teenage years being and active & playing sport, mainly basketball, netball & oz-tag. When I was 20 I moved to Cairns, since then I have also lived in the Byron Bay/Ballina area and the on the Sunshine Coast.

It was the beginning of January 2014 when I decided I wanted to be a Pilates Instructor. At the time I was working as a Hairdresser, living down near Byron Bay/Ballina, for a long time I had known there was something else I was supposed to be doing with my life and that day it just clicked! A few weeks later I had signed up to do the Pilates level 1 & 2 teacher training at Essence of Living and since then I have not looked back. I had never actually been to a class at Essence of Living before I signed up to do the Teacher Training, but I just knew it was exactly where I was supposed to be and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My life has drastically changed in so many amazing ways since the very first day I walked into Essence and I have met so many inspiring students and teachers along my journey.

Through my own regular Pilates and Yoga practice (how could I not fall in love with Yoga after spending so much time at Essence) and through Michelle and all the team at Essence a fire has been ignited within me and this fire pushes me everyday to constantly grow and learn and live a healthy and holistic life and to shine my light wherever I go. I am now living on the Gold Coast living my passion and I look forward to sharing it with you all!

Love Stacey xxx