Macha

I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a postgraduate degree in
Kinderkinetics. Kinderkinetics is a specialized pediatric profession aimed at increasing the
overall health and wellbeing of typical as well as a-typical developing children between the
ages of 0 to 13 years, through physical activities.

My passion is aimed at helping children achieve success in all areas of their life, through the
promotion of movement and through recognizing problems during their early
developmental years. Children deserve to be placed on their best foot forward and
encouraged to learn and play. Yoga is one of the many ways in which children are
encouraged to learn about their bodies and their environment. Movement forms the base
of children’s development and their overall quality of life, with Yoga providing the means to
simultaneously learn about breathing and mindfulness in a social setting.

Some passions of mine and what I’m most likely doing on the weekend include trail running,
baking and watercolour art.

I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do. My cup is always full after working with
children and I am excited to be a part of your child’s journey at Yogabuttons.

 

Macha

When I was thirteen I was herded onto a yoga mat at summer camp and I remember putting my head below my heart. For some beautiful and inexplicable reason, I’ve practiced yoga every day since. At nineteen I went to India and became a 200hrs YTT qualified yoga teacher, and with so much joy I began teaching yoga to university students in Ireland, while also studying my degree in music and performing arts. After years of singing, dancing and teaching - deeply supported by nearly a decade of my own daily yoga practice - I enrolled in the C-IAYT Yoga Therapy Programme with VSOHA, a course I’m currently studying here in Vancouver!

I’ve always loved working with kids - for years I’ve been an open water swimming teacher, doing everything from blowing salty bubbles with babies to rescue training with young adults. I actually had the idea to teach kids yoga when a student (only six years old) told me her favourite part of every swim lesson was when we did our deep breathing warm ups and gorilla goddess moves! I believe in making life as fun and silly as possible - no matter what age you are - and for me, yoga is the perfect tool to help find the joy and lightness in each moment.