Yolanda was introduced to the transformative art of yoga during a trip to Benares, India, in 1998. On returning home she continued with her practice from time to time, but it was not until 2012 that the daily practice of yoga became grounded in her life.
Yoga has provided her with a different perspective on life that goes beyond the physicality that takes place on the mat.
Yolanda is intrigued by anatomy and physiology, which guides her teaching methods. Passing knowledge on the correct alignment of asanas to others is paramount for her. 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.
Her teaching style is centred in the tradition of Hatha Yoga and as a student herself, she takes her training from both Hatha and Iyengar teachers.
Yolanda continually undertakes courses and attends workshops to expand her knowledge, and extend her practice. She believes that continually expanding her knowledge is vital not only to her teaching, but also for her own personal growth and the continued health of mind and spirit.
Her interest lies in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and she therefore undertakes various studies within the discipline of Yoga Therapy. Yoga is in fact therapy by its very nature. Yolanda is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science - Myotherapy and to date has completed and qualified in the following yoga courses:
- 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
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia , the national body for yoga in Australia.
I look forward to meeting you on the mat, Yolanda.
Businesses I endorse
Bali Floating Leaf (Retreats - Bali)
Craig Smith (Yoga teacher and therapist)
My Goodness Kitchen
Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute (YIMI)
West End Yoga Centre