About Rose

About Rose

Originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, Rose spent many years in Australia before moving to Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

She began practising yoga in 1998. In those days she was working as a banking and finance lawyer and spending long hours in front of a computer, and she noticed immediately how yoga had an almost magical calming, strengthening and energising effect.

Since then, yoga has been a constant part of Rose’s life, eventually motivating her to leave law and become a yoga teacher and physiotherapist (physical therapist). She began teaching yoga in 2002. Her early yoga teacher training was in hot yoga. Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge by studying Ashtanga yoga (a flowing, graceful style of yoga) and Iyengar yoga (which emphasises careful alignment and safe, supported techniques for beginners). Her main teacher is Judith Hanson Lasater and she is a certified Advanced Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher.  Her other teachers over the years have been Simon Borg-Olivier, Louisa Sear and Clive Sheridan. She is a member of Yoga Australia (the professional body for yoga teachers in Australia).

Passionate about deepening her knowledge of the human body, Rose is one of relatively few yoga teachers worldwide that also holds a qualification in physiotherapy.  This enables her to combine traditional yoga teaching with an in-depth understanding of anatomy and injury rehabilitation.  After completing a Masters degree in physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, Australia, she worked as a physiotherapist and pilates instructor in a private clinic in Brisbane before moving to Switzerland and working at the Centre Médical in Lavey-les-Bains.  She currently sees private physiotherapy patients at PhysioNRJ clinic in Martigny, canton Valais.  She has a particular interest in lower back pain and scoliosis, having used yoga for many years to help manage her own scoliosis.  She is also qualified in the Schroth method of conservative scoliosis treatment.

Rose has trained as a yoga teacher for children and teenagers (through Rainbow Kids Yoga) and for the last few years has been running yoga clubs for the students at College Beausoleil and at the Aiglon college summer school in Villars-sur-Ollon.

Rose views teaching yoga as a great privilege. Her wish is that practising yoga will be a deeply transformative process for you, both inside and out.