Casey was introduced to yoga by the Hare Krishna community in Brisbane during her first year of university. There was a strong Iyengar influence in their teachings which she heartily embraced, falling in love with the principles of anatomical alignment and their peaceful yogic philosophies. Learning about the yamas and niyamas for the first time made sense of her love of animals and the earth. Combined with what she was learning at university as a veterinary science undergrad, the decision to become vegetarian was natural and brought a new life and energy to her body.
As her practice became more serious and combined with a balanced plant-based diet, she watched her body become much stronger as painful repetitive ankle and knee injuries from triathlon training disappeared.
Casey’s first year of teaching was at Brisbane’s Hare Krishna spiritual centre. After finishing her degree she undertook her first yoga teacher training before embarking on a long-awaited journey to South-East Asia. Early this year she returned from her third trip to Thailand, where she taught yoga on Koh Tao, studied Anusara and AcroYoga, and explored flying trapeze. In Chiang Mai she completed a course in Thai Massage, a healing art that combines massage and yoga asana with an emphasis on metta (loving-kindness).
Whilst travelling Casey made the decision to follow her heart’s desire to share the benefits of balanced nutrition in combination with yoga. She is now completing a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith Uni on the Gold Coast. Casey’s dream is to work as a wellness consultant fusing her scientific background with Eastern wisdom traditions to bring vibrancy and meaning into people’s lives through yoga, adventurous exercise, and a high-vibration plant-based diet!
Casey teaches light-hearted, invigorating hatha yoga classes and likes to encourage clients to make their practice meaningful to them. Living vibrantly should be fun and simple, allowing connection with community to strengthen the mind and open the heart of the individual.
Her classes draw on the playfulness of Acroyoga and creative vinyasa with the alignment of Iyengar yoga to bring out the inner child whilst being challenging at times! She places an emphasis on safe and enjoyable exploration of movement with lots of laughter. Integrating pranayama, bandhas, meditation and relaxation, Casey’s classes will leave you feeling fully recharged yet calm, in a state of samana – even balance.