My name is Holly Shepherd and I am the founder and yoga teacher of Deep Breath Yoga Community.
I was introduced to yoga when I was about 15 years old and instantly fell in love with the practice.
While regularly practising yoga as a hobby, my initial career path began in Real Estate. I found this job rewarding and often stressful. While I was finding work difficult at times, my yoga classes were able to ground me and assist me in feeling energised throughout the tough work day. I noticed that my mood, outlook and general health improved when I was practising yoga.
This lead me to really focus on what the benefits of yoga were and I was keen to learn more. Shortly after, I decided that the only logical step for me was to learn from where it all began and I decided to head to India. Here I undertook a yoga teacher training course where I learnt about the philosophy, benefits and yoga practices so I could come back and teach and share the same experience with others.
In India, I lived in an Ashram (a type of live in lodging school) for one month where I completed the 200hr Teacher Training Course I was surrounded by like minded people. I had no access to pleasures or luxuries while studying, just the bare basics to ensure myself and the other students were able to focus truly on ourselves and on learning to teach others. One year later I returned to India to complete the 300hr Advance Teacher Training Course.
These experience will never be forgotten and I am excited to share my yoga journey with others and teach what I have learnt.
Hi, I’m Sally – Yoga Teacher
I come from a creative Visual Merchandising and sports background but have always had a great interest in self-care through mind, body and spirit, which lead me to Yoga.
I enjoy reading and educating myself, playing basketball, traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures, snowboarding and brunching with my beautiful friends and family. I also have two adorable dogs that are treated like little kings.
After feeling the benefits of regular yoga practice, I began experiencing incredible health benefits such as improved energy levels and motivation, increased cognitive brain function, reduced stress levels and I also started to see improvements in my skin quality.
My passion lies in the philosophy and anatomy side of yoga and its amazing health benefits. As a yoga student/teacher I wish to share my experiences and continue learning from my students and mentors. I attend workshops and training sessions regularly in Melbourne and Bali to keep myself current with all things yoga.
I’m super excited to be part of the Deep Breath Yoga Community and I look forward to meeting you on your mat.