Hi, I’m Sharon Bryce (alias Nomad Yogi). I love sharing Yoga with young people, young mums, and all those who are young at heart.
When I first tried yoga in my 30s I hated it! One class was enough. I could not imagine why anyone would want to sit or stand for what seemed to me to be interminably-long periods of time in contorted, pretzel shapes. I steered clear of it for another decade despite entreaties from friends. During this time I worked as a nurse/midwife, had 2 children, and lead a nomadic lifestyle between the Redcliffe Peninsula in Brisbane and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. In Brisbane I lived the life of a stay-at-home mum, even homeschooling for a season, and in Arnhem Land I worked as an English tutor, Diabetes Educator, and a facilitator for the Strong Women, Strong Babies program. We worked to support young mums, particularly those with babies struggling to grow well, in remote Aboriginal Communities.
Illness, however, stopped me in my tracks in my 40s and I found myself pretty desperate for anything that would help. I gave Yoga another go, and am so grateful that I did. I find it to be a cheap, effective exercise for strength, flexibility, and balance that can be done anywhere without fancy gear. I learned that Yoga is always evolving, just like us, and has many forms. I discovered Maha Vinyasa Yoga which is a graceful, dance-like flow of meditative movements to breath and was hooked. I design flows to beautiful music, and teach them in beautiful green spaces to individuals or small groups, incorporating massage, relaxation techniques, and aromatherapy oils.
And then there is the calm that Yoga brings. Yoga gives me a greater awareness of my mind, body and spirit after many very busy years spent ignoring myself in the service of “getting stuff done”. Now I am passionate about sharing yoga as a tool that can greatly improve health and well being through life’s different seasons.
I am passionate about the right of children to a happy, secure, loved childhood and love spending time with them. I enjoy supporting young mums in the incredibly important venture of raising their kids.
I am passionate about embracing a slow, simple lifestyle that focuses on savouring the little things, a lifestyle that is easy on the environment helping to safeguard it for future generations.
I love to spend as much time in nature as I can - camping, bush or beach walking, trekking, rainforest bathing, and growing my own veg. I also love to salsa (or any other kind of dance), read, and cook simple, healthy meals for family and friends.