Unmani has blended the best of the bush and the wider world since settling in the Wimmera after moving from her Irish Western District origins. Her life outside the family and farm with John and her two (now) adult children has been filled with a passion for sharing music to the world in it’s many guises – singing, playing, dance.
With a traditional piano AMEB to Grade 7 honours and training in Steiner teaching underpinning her work, she has taught in district schools for thirty years as a primary teacher specializing in drama, dance and music education. Other formal qualifiacations include a Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance and her study of the violin as an adult to Grade 6 AMEB
She has also over the years followed a pathway of enquiry into being more conscious. This has led to working as a Breath Therapy practitioner, She has also studied tantra and hypnosis with the Centre for Human Transformation. She currently works with the International College of Spiritual Midwifery helping promote gentler birthing options and practices.
In the Wimmera, over around a decade she pioneered bellydance as a beautiful art-form which celebrates women and their bodies, bringing much fun and many giggles to her classes.
Currently she is a busy Simply Music piano teacher and proud grandmother of five very active little boys.