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Local Chick – Lenni Munro

By James Hutton on May 12, 2015 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Bondi resident Lenni Munro teaches yoga at the Dharma Shala in Bondi. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here? I grew up at Cottesloe Beach in Perth and moved to Bondi 16 years ago.

What’s your favourite beach? Bondi, especially in winter when it’s quiet and beautiful in its moodiness.

What’s your favourite eatery? Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Miss Chu’s and Panama House.

Where do you like to have a drink? It’s difficult to narrow it down these days as Bondi is a thriving metropolis, but I love the coffee and vibe of Porch and Parlour, a glass of wine at The Shop and Wine Bar or Speakeasy, and a chai and a read at Gertrude and Alice.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? I don’t watch a great deal, but I’d say the Swannies.

What music are you into at the moment? I love music – The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, Prince, Led Zeppelin, ABBA, The Audreys, Blondie, Violent Femmes, Joni Mitchell, Lana Del Rey, Stevie Wonder. Blues, jazz, classical… whatever.

Who is your favourite person? Apart from my ma, it’s Ricky Gervais. He’s a cat lover, as am I, an ambassador for animals and other charities, and, of course, he’s hilarious!

What do you get up to on the weekends? I teach and practice yoga at the Dharma Shala in North Bondi. I also cook, garden, hang out with friends and wander about enjoying this amazing little pocket of the world.

What do you do for work? I’m a yoga teacher at the Dharma Shala, where I have been practicing for the last ten years and teaching for about four. I’m also a Captain Starlight and an actor/musician.

What’s your favourite thing about work? I get to work closely with people and hopefully inspire, challenge and help them to move forward in their lives in a rewarding and positive way. In the doing so I am constantly learning and energised by them. It’s always a two-way street.

Do you have a favourite quote? “Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders.”

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Be kind to each other, smile at least once a day and give someone a heartfelt compliment – it feels good!