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.
Glenis Sheldrick instructs the following:
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.