I was introduced to the transformative art of yoga during a trip to Benares, India, in 1998. On returning home I continued with my practice from time to time, but it was not until 2012 that the daily practice of yoga became grounded in my life.
Yoga has given me a different perspective on life that goes beyond the physicality that takes place on the mat.
I am intrigued by anatomy and physiology, which guides my teaching methods. Passing knowledge on the correct alignment of asanas to others is paramount for me. It is in correct alignment, coupled with the integration of the breath and a focused awareness, that the benefits of this most ancient of practices are felt.
My teaching style is centred in the tradition of Hatha Yoga and as a student myself, I take my training from both Hatha and Iyengar teachers.
I continually undertake courses and attend workshops to expand my knowledge, and extend my practice. I believe that knowledge is vital not only to my teaching, but also for my own personal growth, mind and spirit.
My interest lies in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and I therefore undertake various studies within the discipline of Yoga Therapy. Yoga is in fact therapy by its very nature. To date I have completed and qualified in the following:
Yoga Teacher Training
Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga
Yoga Therapy for Physical Ailments
Yoga Therapy for the Physical Body
Restorative Yoga Therapeutics
Meditation as a Therapy
I am a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia , the national body for yoga in Australia.
I look forward to meeting you on the mat, Yolanda.