A break-up with a boyfriend on New Year’s Eve, 1986, in the jungles of Thailand, led Wendy to a Buddhist forest monastery for a 10-day silent meditation and yoga retreat, an experience that set her life’s course. In 2001 Wendy completed a 200-hour Yoga Works teacher training and since then has pursued continuing yoga studies in the Krishnamacharya, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin, Vinyasa and Vedic systems. She has a special love for functional anatomy, especially fascia, exploring the dynamic relationship of tensional integrity and bringing that to postural practice. She recently graduated from a 200-hour Fundamentals in Ayurveda Training. She brings knowledge of the elements – ether, air, fire, water and earth – into her life, yoga practice and teaching, aspiring toward balance of the body, mind, soul and senses. Wendy empowers students to listen deeply to their body, to find and play their edge with intuitive wisdom, friendliness and curiosity, to discover how to feel and direct their energy, to physically challenge themselves appropriately and safely, and to glimpse the clear nature of their mind.
With over 30 years of practice in yoga, meditation and related embodied healing arts, Wendy brings a wealth of wisdom to her teaching. She also gives Alexander Technique lessons, edits Tibetan Buddhist books, visits her Mum in Australia, goes on pilgrimage to India, Nepal and Tibet, and hangs out with her twelve big, adorable, rescued bunnies. Find out more about Wendy at www.wendydakini.com.