"I believe yoga gives everyone, who comes to practice regularly, an opportunity to develop physical strength and flexibility. It also provides a space to practice being present and mindful, essential to good mental health. The depth of practice allows one to discover and become the best version of oneself."
Carolyn has been a fully certified Iyengar Yoga teacher since 2008. She has been dedicated to practicing and teaching yoga for well over 10 years having completed a Diploma of Health – Yoga at CAE in 2004.
Carolyn is also a registered nurse currently working in mental health and health promotion. She has always had an interest in health and wellness, training as a Fitness Instructor and teaching classes in the 90s, she discovered Yoga practice as the ‘whole package’.
WHAT IS IYENGAR?
The Iyengar approach to yoga is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga expounded by Patanjali in his classic treatise, The Yoga Sutras, written over 2,500 years go. It is a disciplined and deeply research system developed over 75 years by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar who practiced daily during his 96 years – exploring, studying, writing and teaching about yoga.
“Yoga means union. The union of the individual soul with the Universal Spirit is yoga. But this is too abstract a notion to be easily understood, so for our level of understanding I say that yoga is the union of body with the mind and of mind with the soul”. – BKS Iyengar, Tree of Yoga.
What is unique about Iyengar Yoga is that it is characterised in the practice of asana and pranayama with the innovative approach emphasising precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props. This approach has allowed people of varying ages, levels of health and fitness to enjoy the benefits, which a sustained practice can bring – the ability to face the physical, mental and emotional challenges of contemporary life with strength, vitality, mobility, thoughtfulness and equanimity.
BOOK A CLASS
Classes are held in a safe space that is nurturing, inclusive and focused on learning.
All mats, props and equipment provided
Any yoga equipment needs contact www.iyogaprops.com.au
Essential - wear comfortable, warm clothes that allow movement.
Bring own props and a towel to cover any props provided