Rita was introduced to yoga in 2000 whilst living in the UK. She immediately realised the benefits that yoga had to offer and immersed herself in her own daily yoga practice while attending classes. Through the practice of yoga, Rita discovered a sense of wellbeing physically, emotionally and spiritually.
She continued her yoga journey upon returning to Sydney at Kuring-gai Yoga School with Margaret North and eventually undertook a teacher training course with the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association), completing the teacher training course in 2009 and has been teaching consistently since.
Rita continues her ongoing professional development by regularly attending workshops and courses. She has studied with Judith Lasater numerous times and in 2012 she successfully completed 22 hours of study with Judith to become a Relax and Renew Trainer (restorative yoga). In December 2018, Rita undertook a Certificate of Completion in Senior Chair Yoga with IYTA. In January 2019 Rita studied with Sarah Owen, completing her 50 hours in Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher training. She continues to study with Sarah Owen, attending workshops and enhancing her knowledge in Yin Yoga.
Rita encourages her students to get the most out of their practice believing that yoga is for everyone. She believes that through the practice of pranayama, asana and relaxation all students can gain enormous benefits by keeping the body active, and energized while at the same time finding peace and stillness.
Rita is a full member of IYTA and Yoga Australia.