Sonja is the founder of Honestly Yoga and is a Melbourne born yoga and meditation instructor who has been practicing for over 20 years and teaching for 6 years. Sonja was devoted in her personal practice of yoga for many years before moving into teaching, for which she trained. She has also spent some time living and studying in a meditation and mindfulness communities in the hills of Northern Italy. Nowadays, Sonja is based on the Mornington Peninsula, and shares her spirited energy for mindfulness with people of all ages and skills through yoga and meditation classes and also in her role as Lululemon brand ambassador. Sonja is inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn and infuses them in her classes and is passionate about mindfulness and meditative walking. "Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes." Thich Nhat Hanh
With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness. Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.