“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journey to yoga
Gwynne began exploring the art and science of yoga and whole food nutrition in 1999. With over 15 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 and 5 Element Theory
Macrobiotic, Ayurveda and Whole foods nutrition
Long interest in health sciences led to my passion for teaching yoga, a path to wellness and balance in life and awakening consciousness. Gwynne is fully qualified and certified with the internationally-acclaimed Inspya Yoga School and the Ryoho School of Yoga. 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. Currently Gwynne is actively studying Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy.
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.
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, 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, bringing together of all aspects and human dimensions. 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 divine essence.
The power of yoga is available to all, and is not dependent upon age, strength or flexibility¨ Gwynne
Gwynne teaches a range of open classes and workshops in Sydney, including her popular Yoga Intensives for each season. Highly regarded in Sydney, Gwynne teaches 5 Element Hatha Yoga, a fusion of Hatha Yoga with 5 element theory for inner harmony with every season.
Breath, movement, body and mind in harmony with nature, and the seasons.
One of Gwynne’s specialties is Private Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
Gwynne teaches Corporate Yoga in Sydney.¨
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 maintaining natural wellness, deep breathing and inner calm.
Transform yourself, Grow, Be Inspired
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Gwynne is a passionate and inspirational teacher with broad knowledge. Her classes are highly creative and intuitive, she teaches with sensitivity and humour. She aligns her teaching daily with nature and the elements.¨ A natural-born teacher, well known for her dynamic and inspirational style of teaching. 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 inspire all to wellness, to the full potential of awakened life.
Gwynne is a Level 3 Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia Association.
Gwynne’s professional background stems from Nursing to health related Sales and Marketing, P.R and management roles. Working in the high pressure world of business management while striving for balance of family, work and health revealed a struggle and fueled her desire to follow her heart, an inner calling to follow her passion for yoga, it’s power to transform lives and daily experience.¨ With many years of practice, Gwynne knows the effect Yoga has on the the health and subtle energy of body, even more so on the mind and emotional balance.
Be true to yourself, always. Prioritise your health and wellbeing. Find a way to contribute and make a difference in the world. Practice kindness and compassion, always Smile.
A freelance writer, and blogger Gwynne has contributed to Body+Soul (Sunday Telegraph), Womans Day and published via blogs “yogi bytes” from her website, twitter “yoga with Gwynne” and Facebook “Yoga & Gwynne”. Publishing a wide range of topics covering all aspects of yoga, health and well-being. Gwynne is currently writing 2 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
“Let love be your search, the ocean your religion, the forest your church” unknown author
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”