Yin Express


This class is taught by:

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’

Glenis Sheldrick

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.

Dowstairs Room
 
Just like the Yin you already love, in 45 min.  
 
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 25 Jul 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Thu 27 Jul 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 01 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 03 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 08 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 10 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 15 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 17 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 22 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 24 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 29 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 31 Aug 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 05 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 07 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 12 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 14 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 19 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 21 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards
  • Tue 26 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Glenis Sheldrick
  • Thu 28 Sep 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Kate Edwards