Deborah has a huge passion and love for teaching children. Deborah believes that kids matter in this world. She says "they are our next leaders, innovators, healers and care takers of this planet which is why I am so honoured to part of the Ripple Effect"
In her work, Deborah takes you on a journey into happiness, health and harmony. Through the practice of Yoga, Aikido and Meditation you will discover that true happiness is a mind set, health is about how you treat your body and harmony is your soul's journey.
Deborah started her business Mindful Living Matters which is about the mind-body-spirit connection you seek.
Deborah tells everyone "You are what matters right now!" these are some very powerful words.
Deborah shares her experience.
I remember practicing yoga back in my very early twenties when it was difficult to find a yoga instructor. Going to classes gave me the physical outlet while also appealing to my spiritual aspect. I always felt relaxed after the class and can remember this real sense of being a part of something wonderful. When I moved to Brisbane at the end of 2000 I was introduced to Aikido, a form of defensive martial arts.
Aikido gave me much grounding and showed me a disciplined form of mind, body and spirit connection. While practicing Aikido I was re-introduced to yoga again. I found the two practices blended perfectly, helping me through the difficult process of several unsuccessful rounds of fertility treatment.
After 8 years I chose to stop practicing the physical aspects of Aikido and focused on its philosophy while I deepened my yoga practice. In 2010 I completed my yoga teacher training with My Health Yoga.
Since then I have taught corporate organisations, community classes, teen’s classes and kids classes. As a registered yoga teacher I am required to attend professional development and from this I have found an interest in delving deeper into the core aspects of yoga for adults and children along with energy work, completing my psychosomatic therapy training. With my Aikido background I find an affinity with the Japanese way of working with Ki (or energy) and have since studied a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies and am also a Reiki practitioner. While studying my Diploma I discovered Yin Yoga and obtained my Level 2 Yin Yoga teacher training with Jennifer Crescenzo in Melbourne.
Having recently been through a life awakening period I have realised how powerful yoga, pranayama and the teachings of Aikido can be for keeping you present. I will always consider myself a student on the path to conscious awareness, awakening and opening my heart to all possibility and hopefully being given the opportunity to share what I learn with you.
To Connect with Deborah and start a Ripple Effect of Health, Mindfulness and connection please email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ignite Your Life Podcast Interview - Click HERE! to Listen
Deborah Howcroft-Miles is my latest IGNITE YOUR LIFE podcast guest. Deborah has had many challenges such as fertility and breast cancer. She talks how she decided to get a new mindset and this helped her on the path she now is on to help others who are going through what she's been through.
Take the lesson from the challenge is her advice, check out her interview for more great tips and wisdom