I am a Sydney-based Jivamukti yoga teacher, writer and activist. Last year I was the cook on The Brigitte Bardot for Operation Zero Tolerance and this year I am very honoured to be able to serve in the Whale’s Navy on The Bob Barker for Operation Relentless.
I joined Sea Shepherd because it is an organisation that practices radical compassionate action. I love that Sea Shepherd isn’t content with just talking about the problems we face but physically intervenes to stop violence against ocean wildlife and the destruction of the oceans. At the heart of both yoga and Sea Shepherd’s mission is a realisation that everything is connected. An unravelling of the ocean will be the unravelling of life on the whole of the planet. That is why I am here. I am grateful to be part of this community of change-makers who have realised our actions make our world and we all have the power to create something better. As Gandhi said, “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”