Enrolled in ballet and jazz classes from the age of three, Rebecca was told she would never be a dancer unless she fixed her posture. Growing up in the small town of Rotorua, she started learning yoga from a book and later in Iyengar classes, as a contemporary major at the New Zealand School of Dance.
After graduation she became The Little Mermaid, flying in a harness as Ariel at Tokyo Disney. She toured the world doing major productions on cruise ships for P&O Australia and Princess Cruises in LA, and performed in casinos in Macau, but it was while teaching Pilates in Sydney, that she had her first taste of flow classes. Hooked.
Rebecca’s classes focus on transitions, smooth, fluid movement that holds you in the moment – so you arrive in each pose super chilled. “I wanted to be a yoga teacher but didn’t think I was spiritual enough. Vinyasa feels like choreography. When I dance I feel so alive, every cell in my body has to work. I love the sensation of pushing through comfort, completely focused on where I am and what I’m doing. Yoga makes me feel that way, but calm.”
Since becoming a mama she really understands the need to create space for people to shift their stuff, around and out of the body. “I’m a new mum, the primary carer for Remi, and if he’s not sleeping I can't do anything for more than 10 minutes. An hour can be the best or worst thing ever, but he looks at me like I’m the most important human on the planet, the source of life. No one has ever made me feel that way before.”