Madi has been practicing yoga for many years. She enjoys teaching and spreading the joy of yoga with students from all walks of life and with all abilities. She has taught students aged between two and 82, with a dedication to those with special needs.
Madi teaches from her heart, with focus on raising the awareness - building up the energy or prana. Her asana classes are a hatha flow, with focus on safety and individual alignment. Pranayama (breathing exercises) are given due importance in every class as they have long been considered the bridge between the body and the mind. "I aim to help every student to experience deep inner peace and joy during a class. Asana is for stretching and caring for our body, releasing blockages, to keep us flexible and healthy, to prepare us for meditation and to get us through life with ease. Yoga helps us to develop the capacity to be at ease with all that life can present to us, on a physical, mental and emotional level. I love the variety of students that come to my classes, and I have been trained to adapt yoga to meet the needs of older students, as well as those with physical challenges. Yoga is a wonderful gift to those suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. I love helping others to tune into the present - every breath, every moment is a gift, that's why it is called the present!" (thanks Swami Satchidananda!)
In spite of living in the middle of nowhere, Madi has been blessed by incredible teachers from all over the world. She is currently studying yoga therapy with Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga) and has recently completed online study with Maya Tiwari (Wise Earth School of Ayurveda; author of Woman's Power to Heal). Madi is studying a Bachelor of Health, and is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists.