Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is Yoga?
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to join. Yoga is an ancient science based on universal principles, the Laws of Nature. Yoga is powerful, transformative and life enhancing health practice , as valuable today as it was 5000 years ago. The effect of yoga is one of bringing together or harmonising the inner and outer relationship, the yoking (joining) of all aspects of human experience. The inherent intelligence of Yoga lies in its ability to bring body, mind and breath into union. With integration one has balanced harmonious state.
¨The ultimate goal of yoga is to enliven natural wellbeing and awaken consciousness, connection of Self with universal. The power of yoga is available to all, and is not dependent upon age, strength or flexibility¨ Gwynne
Specialist Yoga Teacher:
Gwynne teaches Private Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama and Meditation sessions. Open classes will resume Septmeber 2016 and the Spring Yoga Intensive.
Style: 5 Element Hatha Yoga, an integration of Hatha Yoga with 5 element theory for health, well being and harmony with the seasons.
She is highly regarded in Sydney. As a specialist, Gwynne teaches Private Yoga and Yoga for Cancer and Serious Illness, with Mindfulness, Meditation and stress reduction techniques.
Her popular Seasonal Yoga Intensives in Sydney, align and harmonise body and mind with each season and the outer environment.
Gwynne is available for Private Yoga, Yoga Therapy Corporate Yoga in all locations by appointment.
Corporate Yoga brings all the positive benefits of Yoga to the work place, Corporate Event Days and Retreats.
Yoga with seasonal theme brings students into healthful balance with nature; aligning with each season for true harmony; the inner environment with the outer environment.
Awareness, integration and centering are key to yoga, with practices adaptive to individual and environment to maintain natural wellness. Correct breathing is integral for health and a calm state.
Gwynne has a deep love of yoga and believes in it’s power to transform health and wellbeing on all levels, practice is a very personal interplay of our body and it’s energies. A passionate and inspirational teacher with broad knowledge, her teaching style and methodology are highly creative and intuitive, teaching with sensitivity and humour, aligning yoga with the day, season and the elements.
¨ A natural-born teacher, well known for her caring and inspirational style, Gwynne creates an atmosphere of calm in every class. Offering variations to suit all levels of experience, her methods allow anyone to enjoy transition from separation to integration while maintaining the unique qualities of individuality and creativity. “
Gwynne’s passion is to bring the art of yoga to as many people as she can in her life time.
Gwynne is a Level 3 Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia Association and Qualified Yoga Therapist
Be true to yourself, always.
Prioritise your health and wellbeing.
Find a way to contribute, make a difference to the world.
Be kind, live and act with compassion.
Learn and practice meditation.
Journey to yoga
Gwynne began exploring the art and science of yoga and whole food nutrition in 1999. With over 18 years experience of practice and study, Gwynne combines her knowledge from the Indian Hatha tradition of Yoga, the Japanese 5 element tradition and the Eastern schools of philosophy. She has studied:
A broad range of yoga from the main schools
Traditional Hatha and Ayurvedic Yoga
Japanese Yoga, Oki Yoga and 5 Element Theory
Macrobiotic, Ayurveda and Whole foods Nutrition
Food as Medicine
Advanced Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
Mindfulness Awareness and Stress reduction techniques
Life long interest in health and science led to my passion for teaching as a intrinsically wise and valuable path to wellness, life balance and awakened consciousness. Gwynne is fully qualified and certified with the internationally-acclaimed Inspya Yoga School, The Ryoho School of Yoga and Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy, many courses with Donna Fahri. She has studied Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha yoga over the span of her long yoga career, with a wide range of teachers from around the world. Gwynne travels regularly to attend courses and workshops to update her knowledge and bring depth to her own practice and exploration of the art of yoga.
Gwynne says: I know the effect Yoga has on my health, the subtle energy of my body, but even more so on my mind and emotional balance. Taking care of our physical, emotional and spiritual lives are of profound importance to balance in life, an important investment for a healthy balanced life.
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Gwynne is currently writing books; a collection of seasonal food and yoga drawing on her widely popular blog “Yogi Byte”.
“Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.¨ The Buddha
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱུྃ།
Om Mani Padme Hum
May all beings have health, peace and happiness
Yoga continues long after we roll up our mats. It is there in how we relate to people, how we relate to the world and to ourselves. Yoga is there in our giving and receiving.
It’s in the harmony of our inner and outer worlds. Yoga is in the living of our life purpose with faithful focus, inner listening and following our hearts, spreading peace one day at a time”