Yoga is an integral part of my life, and has been so for years. I’m convinced that it’s partially responsible for keeping me sane and strong. My mum’s been practicing yoga for over 40 years, and was the one who encouraged me to start about 20 years ago. And I’m so grateful for her doing so. I’ve loved experiencing a variety of yoga styles, and now have my own adaptable-to-hotel-room yoga ritual that combines Ashtanga, Zen Ki and Bikram. I love how yoga helps to support my flexibility in life … not only via a flexible strong body. But also to be flexible in my thoughts, so as to break down any dogma. It’s such a joy to see yoga being embraced by the world more so these days, and to meet Sarina who has created such a beautiful modern yoga site that undoubtedly inspires so many. Oh and I love that Sarina fell in love with our Be genki Serene Body Oil. The gorgeous girl is not only beautiful, smart and mindful. She has fabulous taste 😉
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … yoga – which is why I created a lifestyle website around it! It’s the energy-shifting, reconnecting, endorphin-pumping love of my life – other than my beautiful man of course.
I RELAX BY … yin yoga is possibly the greatest way to surrender to a relaxed state, no matter where my head has been at. I’m also addicted to trying all kinds of massage.
I LIKE TO … skip along the street hand in hand with my partner’s divine little girl, eat pizza at Gigi’s in Newtown, drink organic, vegan-friendly red wine (check out Barnivore.com), and I love to do something for the very first time, as often as possible.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … something we FEEL, rather than something we look like. It derives from feeling joyful connection to the essence of who we are, yet is something we cannot easily define.
“You might be able to get your leg behind your head, but you might still be a dick.”
Jase Te Patu – Kiwi Warrior Yoga Teacher at Power Living
(best yoga quote I ever heard)
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … a hot vinyasa. Nothing makes me glow inside-out more than sweating it out on my mat. Even if I look like a hot mess. Then a hot shower and slathering on a deliciously fragrant and therapeutic body oil. I love the Be genki body oil – people always ask me what fragrance I’m wearing.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … spend more time feeling beautiful rather than trying to look beautiful (being a makeup artist for 10 years taught me this!). Nothing speaks beauty louder than self-connection and confidence.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PEARL OF WISDOM THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD BROADCAST TO THE WORLD? I believe the greatest work we can do is to catch that very first negative thought, then laugh at it.
WHAT IS IT INSPIRES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO? We are, multi-faceted, imperfect beings who want to learn, to thrive and to feel connected. This inspires me to produce content that celebrates all the facets of our existence as modern yogis, from wellness to beauty to style to spirituality. Interviewing inspiring modern yogis gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the world of these people who are simultaneously unique, and the same as us.
Sarina created PRAVAYAMA for modern yogis across the world whose yoga practice has become more than mastering an impressive pose. It has informed their life: the people they attract; the food they eat; the things they buy.
The consciousness we cultivate on the mat begins to permeate through the rest of our lives. As we become more connected to ourselves we feel connected to everything around us. Yoga is a journey of becoming the best version of ourselves, it is a gift.
After several years as a dedicated yogi, Sarina became a qualified 200hr yoga teacher with Power Living Australia. Sarina also has a background in communications and journalism and works as a makeup artist in fashion and advertising. All of this has influenced her ultimate passion: to create a website for likeminded yogis. This is PRAVAYAMA – The Modern Yoga Lifestyle.