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Commonly today, the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions yoga is the postures or exercises. However, yoga is more than this.
In essence, yoga is about how to be with our self in any given moment in a quality of energy that is true in connection.
In our classes, we often mention the importance of yoga not just being a practice that is on the mat and suggest ways as to how can we take the practice into our everyday life. After all, that is what yoga is – the quality of presence that we bring to all we do, say and think. It is not just about the postures or putting our bodies into strange shapes.
For us, the practice is first of all about our connection. We spend the first 7 – 10 minutes of every class guiding people to re-connect with their bodies via feeling different body parts and also through gentle breathing to assist them to come back to the essence of who they are. It’s then about taking this connection into movement with the qualities of being steady, comfortable, gentle and at ease.
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About Donna Nolan
Donna Nolan has a love of supporting people to reconnect with their body through yoga, meditation, massage and the Esoteric Therapies. With over 17 years experience as a practitioner, she is dedicated to true health and wellbeing.
About Alexandra Plane
As a complementary health practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor Alexandra Plane is known for her gentle nature, love for people and deep integrity. Alexandra’s love and dedication is towards bringing deep care back into people’s life and the community.