Auslan Soul Yoga
What style do I teach?
My teachings include Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation/Mindfulness which are based on the Eight Limbs of Yoga written by Pantanjali and Zen Buddhism. Each class focus on deepening the connection to their internal self through asanas ( physical postures), meditation ( self reflection), pranayama ( breathing techniques) and yogic philosophy. The style is a mixture of gentle, strong, dynamic and static movements and suitable for beginners and Yogis. The class is open to everyone regardless of experience and depth of practice.
I am a Deaf Auslan Yoga teacher and offers classes that are accessible, inclusive and culturally sensitive for members of the Deaf Community. Yoga sessions are delivered in Auslan, sign language of Australian Deaf Community. Non signers who are learning Auslan are welcome to attend.
Yoga classes are offered at my lovely Thornbury studio or via online. One to one yoga therapy sessions are available with designed yoga programs to meet the individual’ needs. Individual and group sessions focus on supporting health, physical wellbeing, reducing stress, quietening the mind and encouraging self enquiry.
Workshops and retreats are offered at different locations in Australia and overseas. Information about workshops and retreats are promoted via social media and email. I am available to provide Deaf Awareness Training for Hearing Yoga Teachers.
What type of yoga?
A gentle class of basic yoga poses including asana ( postures), pranayama( breath techniques) and meditation
Like Hatha, Vinyasa is movement with breath. Can be known as Flow, which is a continuous flow from one yoga posture to next.
A slower version of Vinyasa with focus on the breath leading the movement
A calming class that allows you to relax and release the body, can be up to 10 minutes in each pose. This use yoga props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, pillows) to support the body in each pose.
A slow paced yoga in which poses can be held for 3 – 5 mins. It is a strengthening and meditative practice of letting go.
Viniyoga (Yoga Therapy)
One to one yoga practice which can be from a few sessions or longer. Yoga programs that designed to meet the needs, conditions, and interests of the individual.
Suitable for persons with limited mobility or health needs. One can practice yoga poses safely and purposefully with chair support.
Meditation is the calming of mind and mindfulness is being aware of own body, breath, mind and actions. Both may use different strategies with pranayama, gentle asanas, mantras and yogic discussions.