Wendy was born in Sydney and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She moved by herself to the Bay Area when she was 15 years old, in pursuit of expanding her cultural and intellectual boundaries. She attended Stanford University and majored in Political Science and Psychology.
After graduating in 2009, Wendy had the opportunity to work for revolutionary companies such as Tesla Motors, Dropbox, and SunRun. At Tesla, she started in the Palo Alto office on their Inside Sales team and then opened up new stores in New York and Boston, where she managed their regional sales and marketing for New England. At Dropbox, she helped build the first sales development team and was an Account Executive for the company's enterprise product.
Having worked in the heart of Silicon Valley, Wendy understands the stressors and pressures that surround a hard working lifestyle. She has used yoga and meditation to help maintain balance and has found the effects to be truly enriching and transformative, both within herself and in her relationships. In early 2015, Wendy left her job to start One Deep Breath Yoga with a goal of sharing the benefits of mindfulness to other professionals seeking a more holistic lifestyle.
Wendy began practicing Vinyasa yoga six years ago as a way to continue the physical and mental practice of martial arts. At the age of 9 she started learning Karate and has been awarded Black Belt degrees in both Shukokai Karate and Tae Kwon Do. As a constant over-analyzer and self-critic, yoga teaches to calm the fluctuations of the mind and see past the veil of Avidya (sanskrit word for the misunderstanding of the nature of reality and of self) and seek clarity in thoughts and decisions.
Wendy completed her RYT-200 certification at Yoga Garden San Francisco and teaches private classes in the Bay Area.
PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
200-Hour Yoga Training (RYT-200)
Yoga Alliance Member
Meditation Retreat, Insight Meditation Center
Awarded Black Belts in Shukokai Karate and Tae Kwon Do
Stanford University, BA Political Science; Psychology