Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

Glenis Wright

My journey into yoga was a progressive one, first starting my practice over 15 years ago. It was developed out of a need to unwind, move, stretch and reduce my stress.
 
I was amazed how yoga alleviated stress from the busy corporate world. Working for 20 years in the corporate sector for the biggest media company in the country, I know only too well the effects of sitting for long periods and working under stressful demands can do to your body and mind.
 
My love of yoga increased my curiosity and awareness into the full benefits, which created a thirst for more, leading to my training over the last few years. I completed my 350hr Yoga Teacher Training Diploma in 2014 with Baulkham Hills Yoga Studio and followed up in 2015 training with the Yoga Institute to complete my Level one iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training.

I feel truly blessed to be able to share these beautiful practices of Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra with you

In my class you will be challenged to slow down, examine and feel into your practice. We will work on learning the skills to quieten your mind to create an inner sanctuary of well-being and equanimity that underlies all circumstances you may encounter in your life.

Jenn Allen

Let me tell you a little about myself, I am a fair-minded and spiritually minded person. People describe me as easy-going and constantly happy person who enjoys life and has empathy for other people. Yoga is part of my life, as is my husband my children, family, friends and fur friends.
 
I have completed a diploma of Yoga Teacher Training with the International Yoga Teacher Association (IYTA) in Sydneyas well as a Yin Yoga course. I am also a member of IYTA.
 
I'm excited to share this knowledge with you! Hatha and Yin are lovely safe yoga styles suitable for beginners and all levels of experience, shapes, sizes and ages. Some of the benefits of doing yoga are that it can help us to cleanse and balance our bodies physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this, looking forward to seeing you on the mat.
Much love and light to you.
Om Jenn

Anneriek Favelle

I believe we all have the qualities within ourselves to live a healthy and fulfilled life. When we harness our intuition, let go of our inner judgements and fears, we can heal ourselves and see how beautiful and strong we really are. We can become our authentic selves and it is this authentic self that will create a connection to like minded people, people who will support you on your path. People who will encourage and inspire you to become your true self Yoga can help you on this path...

Yoga is a tool to help you understand how wonderful you already are. Through my teaching I like to facilitate inner growth and a sense of connection. I'd like to give people an opportunity to let go of their self-judgement and just look at themselves with great appreciation. To connect their breath and movement, their body and mind, to find their inner power.

I like to work around the individual needs of my students, working at different levels. Allowing everyone to find their own path, creating a deep understanding of what is good for YOU.

I am a Level 3 Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia and have practiced yoga for over 17 years and taught for over 15 years. I completed over 1000 hours of training, and am certified in both Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga.

Recently I have completed an advanced international teacher training with Mark Stephens (California) in order to develop further skills to mentor and teach other yoga teachers.

In my teaching I like to offer strong classes where students are challenged in order to find strength and self belief. My teaching is filled with energy and joy. New and challenging poses fascinate me, however nothing gives me more joy than working on foundational poses and experiencing how extremely challenging these ‘basic’ postures are when practiced correctly.

The balance yoga offers in strength and flexibility of both body and mind is truly amazing.

 

Kate Edwards

“Yoga is to tie together the strands of the mind” TKV Desikachar

I wasn’t expecting Yoga to shape my life when I walked into my first studio a few years back.

I had this vague sense of searching for something, for looking for some kind of ‘peace’ that couldn’t be articulated.

I thought I was looking for exercise and relaxation, but I wasn’t expecting Yoga to shape my body mind and spirit all at once.

In that room I found a space where I could let go of my judgements and just be me. I found a space where I could challenge myself both physically and mentally; to be awake, to really listen to my soul and my body. I found the space to get back to the essence of what it means to be alive- the breath, movement, energy, wholeness. I found community and spirituality; I found the space to re-assess and reconnect to what’s truly important; how to find the Joy in this moment, in the stillness- right now.

And what I love is that I continue to find new spaces, day by day, practise by practise. Yoga is the journey by which I continue to discover my truest self.

In 2015-16 I completed a 12 month 350+ Hr Diploma of Yoga Teaching accredited by Yoga Australia. My style could be described as modern Hatha with a strong Iyengar base.

In my general classes, I aim to create an environment of support, community & growth- utilising props to make each posture accessible to where your body is at right now in your personal Yoga journey.

I hope to provide you with the tools to enable a safe balance between comfort -zone and challenge- The place where we grow.

Namaste- ‘My soul honours yours’

Room Temp. = 27°C
 
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from three to five minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue 21 Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 23 Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 26 Nov 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Anneriek Favelle
  • Tue 28 Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 30 Nov 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 03 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Tue 05 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 07 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 10 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Anneriek Favelle
  • Tue 12 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 14 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 17 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Guest Teacher
  • Tue 19 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 21 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 24 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Guest Teacher
  • Tue 26 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright
  • Thu 28 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jenn Allen
  • Sun 31 Dec 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Guest Teacher
  • Mon 01 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 02 Jan 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Glenis Wright