Set on a beautiful 10 acre property in Palmwoods, construction of this yoga studio was completed in 2015. Upon your arrival, follow the majestic pathway that meanders through the edges of the rainforest down to the entrance of the studio. Once through the doors, the ambiance of the studio will undoubtedly captivate you with its Himalayan salt bricks and water feature reception area.
Surrounded by lush rainforest, the studio stacker doors open up to a billabong, the home to all sorts of amazing native animals. We are registered for Land for Wildlife at our property, meaning that we are part of a conservation program to protect all native plants and animals around us. The floors are polished concrete and the skillion roof encapsulates the rainforest. The outlook will be sure to have you feeling relaxed and tranquil even before yoga begins.
Our studio also has a FAR-infrared sauna in a private courtyard with a large stone bath that you can immerse yourself in at the end of a treatment.
At Soulistic Living, we supply all mats and props free of charge. We also supply complementary tea and coffee for your enjoyment. We strive to be as green as possible every day, providing environmentally-friendly soaps, shampoo and conditioner to use either before or after classes.
The amazing benefits of Himalayan salt and salt lamps are becoming known to more and more people in recent times. Click here to read about the benefits of Himalayan Salt. All of our Himalayan Salt products including our amazing salt brick wall are from Karom at Maleny. Only Karom Himalayan Salt is untreated and unfumigated when imported into Australia. This means that it still remains in its natural state, emitting only good energy! Test it against other products to see for yourself.
All of the water on our property is not only 100% delicious rainwater, it also runs through top of the line dual filters and a UV light to ensure there is absolutely no bacteria. The water tastes incredible and is silky smooth.
We can also run this already fantastic water through an Alkalizer filter which increases the pH level to a higher alkalised state, meaning it is less acidic and much better for you. Click here to read more about the huge benefits of having a higher alkalized body.
I am the founder and owner of Soulistic Living. I discovered yoga in 2006 whilst working as a Detective in the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit. I started attending regular yoga classes when I was promoted to the Homicide Investigation Unit, primarily to help alleviate the stresses of the demanding and highly emotional aspects of my policing career. It was at this time that I discovered that Yoga was my remedy and my space to focus inwards and leave the outside world behind to spend quality time with myself.
My practice space is my sanctuary, a sanctuary I want to share with as many people as I can. After 16 years of working as a police officer, I decided to finally fulfil my vision and create an environment to enable me to share the amazing benefits and passion of yoga with others.
I am a Level 1 Yoga instructor and Yoga Therapist. I have completed a 350-hour Teacher Training course through the Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute ("YIMI"). Whilst completing this course I also embarked on YIMI’s more in depth 400 hour Yoga Therapy teacher training programme; all the while meticulously planning and building this amazing beautiful breath inducing exclusive studio at our home in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast.
Through our Soulistic Living studio, I am passionate about bringing this transformative practice of yoga to everyone in and around the Palmwoods area, creating a community of 'like-hearted' people to support each other in yoga and in life. Yoga is not about reaching a particular pose or posture... Yoga is a journey of self-discovery which gives insight and awareness in our everyday lives. I invite everyone who comes to the studio to embrace their potential and to connect more fully and deeply with themselves and others. Just as each person is unique, so too is yoga to each individual; students from all levels and abilities welcome; all postures can be adapted to suit you.
It has been my own personal yoga journey that now drives my teaching style, my passion and mission for making yoga accessible to whoever I can, without boundary or limitation. I have seen first-hand on many occasions the amazing benefits yoga has had on so many people touched by adversity in life. As such, I am aware of the individualised needs of every student in my class and have developed an intuitive teaching approach which enables me to effectively adapt and modify yoga poses (asanas) for people with varying yoga experience. No matter the level of experience/fitness, it is my mission that each and every class is an amazing experience for everyone who comes to enjoy the tranquillity of the studio. I will meet you where you are at and graciously guide you to stretch and grow your own unique potential and the sense of self-empowerment which comes with that. My professional development as a teacher of yoga will always be ongoing as I continue to study with highly respected teachers such as Celia Roberts, Leanne Davis, Mutkibohanda Saraswati and others who received their training from world renowned Yoga scholars from around the world.