As a nature loving kid growing up in country Victoria, you’d find me running free in the paddocks, my fingers blackberry stained, and my senses seeking out the next adventure. I loved to play outside, building tree houses, chasing butterflies and bugs and raising tadpoles. Our frequent family camping trips to the rugged South coast made holidays even more memorable, and fed my love for living an outdoor and ocean loving life.
My bedroom window looked out onto a distant Alpine mountain range, and I naively thought the world ended just behind those hills. Fast forward a few decades and my world has opened up, but my sense of wonder has remained.
Curating transformational travel experiences for others has felt like a natural progression, extending from my own travels lived out in full colour from my early 20’s. This next chapter of life, and business, connects my passions as well as my diverse professional experience – drawing all the threads of my past together into one vibrant canvas.
From my first overseas adventure at the age of ten, I discovered that travel reconnects me to the very best version of myself. Just like time in nature. An internal change takes place, evoking a sense of both calm and joy, and a feeling of flow. It reinvigorates my openness to life.
The birth of Wild Awake feels right on every level. It has evolved through 18 years as a yoga teacher, 6 years as a retreat facilitator and travel guide and many more working in marine conservation, event planning and ocean based eco-tourism. It feels like a wholesome feast for which I’ve spent years foraging and hand picking the very best ingredients, bringing to the table experiences that will whet your appetite for adventure, and nourish your body, mind and soul. I feel strongly about providing sustainable, ethical and responsible travel experiences, and Wild Awake is a full expression of this passion and my purpose. I pour my whole-hearted self into everything I create and share, and I have no doubt you’ll feel that.
It is so easy to get lost in the grind of our daily lives, but by removing ourselves from these stresses and distractions we can return to our true nature. By submerging ourselves in new environments, being sparked by culture shocks and engaging with fresh experiences daily we start to connect back to our most radiant, buoyant selves, inviting openness, inner healing and an all-essential return to balance.
My mission is to support you in taking the journey and meeting these moments, with gusto. These moments that will reshape your perspective and forever transform how you view yourself, and how you experience your connection to the world around you.
Are you ready to join me for an extraordinary adventure?
Perfect. Let’s go!