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Read about Carol
Hi, my name is Carol Alvis. I was born in 1971 and have lived in Townsville all my life. The first time I did yoga was in 2002, I practised on and off for the next 3 years but I got serious about my yoga practice in April 2005. After the birth of my second son, I needed a way to get back into shape, I also needed to find a way to relax. Yoga was the answer for me. It had everything I needed and more. After practicing yoga for 2 years I wanted to know more about the other aspects Yoga has to offer. My teacher, Jasmine encouraged me to do a Yoga Teacher Training course. I have enjoyed doing the 9 month course, and found there is so much to know, you can spend a lifetime studying it. I intend to do more study in the years to come. While doing the course I found I was drawn to the teachings of Erich Schiffmann and T.K.V. Desikachar, I have read their books many times and find their style of teaching very interesting. I love Yoga! It has become part of my life, now and forever. The thing that is so amazing about being able to teach Yoga is, I’m going to teach others something that I love. I hope to give my students the physical benefits as well as relaxing their bodies and minds. To be able to do something you love everyday is a gift that I will treasure forever.
Read about Nigel
I first learnt yoga from a friend while travelling in India and Sri Lanka in 1982. I spent 15 months in the Indian sub-continent and travelled widely, experiencing different yoga styles in many locations including Rishikesh, Delhi and Kathmandu. On my return to London in 1983 I learned as much yoga as I could absorb. After attending a B.K.S. Iyengar lecture/demonstration in 1984, I quickly found my enthusiasm became directed towards the Iyengar approach and I became a very regular student at the Iyengar Institute in London. I gained my Iyengar Teaching Certificate in June 1986, which I then followed up with 3 months of intensive yoga instruction with the Iyengars', in Pune India, in 1986 and again in 1988. 1986 was also the year that I first came and taught Yoga in Australia at the North Queensland Yoga School on Charters Towers Road. I taught yoga full-time from 1986 to 1989 and part-time until 1992 and toured New Zealand for 3 months in 1987, teaching workshops in both the North and South Islands. In 1988 my daughter was born and by 1991 I was also a full-time High School Mathematics Teacher. A blend of abstract mathematics and yoga philosophy has always been a comfortable union which has given me some perspectives and insights which I cherish. While in Rishikesh, my teacher enquired whether my interest in yoga was spiritual or just physical? At the time, I really wasn't sure what my answer should be. I now feel comfortable with how my life has evolved over time and the choices I have made. Yoga strengthens my body and spirit and has helped me enormously and although it is often challenging, I don't believe it has ever let me down. It is an ultimate experience which is best practised with vigour and devotion and then left to speak inwardly for itself. Ultimately, it is for you to experience but I have no doubt that Yoga was and still is the greatest method of all and will enrich your physical, mental and spiritual health irrespective of the particular school of thought you choose to adhere to. My current yoga practice is strong and playful, fitting in between teaching senior mathematics to adolescents, my two wonderful children, my beautiful wife and many other projects and interests, but I am, and remain a committed yoga student and teacher, and nothing will give me greater pleasure than to see the wonder of yoga within you too.
Read about Kylie
I absolutely love yoga and have no doubt it will be part of my life forever. I first started practising yoga in 2000 I dropped into one of Nigel Treloar’s classes at the Yoga Space on Ingham Road, I was hooked! At fist it was a purely physical practise, something that I would ‘make room’ for in between gym sessions, playing netball and dancing, as I grew as a yoga student, these other hobbies slowly became less important to me, and I can say now that yoga gives me so much more that I could have ever dreamed of, this is why it has become my favourite past time. I commenced my teacher training course at the Byron Yoga Centre in April 2011. I completed this course in August 2011 and I am now in an exciting part of my yogic journey, learning as much as I can about all aspects of yoga, as well as creating safe and interesting ways to teach yoga to my students so they too will benefit from this life transforming practice.
Read about Meredith
Meredith Starck started practicing yoga over 30 years ago at age 17 and has continued ever since. In the mid 1980's she undertook three years of intensive Synergy yoga/dance training in Washington, D.C. Her teaching experience totals’ over 25 years including several years overseas experience in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. She has been involved in the production of two instructional yoga DVDs. One was her own training video, the other featuring a unique form of Chakra Dance know as Synergy Dance (http://www.synergydance.com/) developed by Meredith’s own teacher, Charmaine Lee. This video was filmed in Jamaica along with 6 other teachers. From 1990 through 1996 Meredith lived in the Daintree Rainforest where she produced an exercise video on Yoga/Chakra Dance and conducted classes and workshops. Since returning to Townsville in 1997 she has taught a Vinyasa style Dawn Yoga on The Strand. She has also published a cookbook featuring her favourite vegetarian dishes including many recipes from her family’s restaurant, the Metro East Side Café. She teaches a flowing style of Hatha yoga and Chakra Dance developed through years of practice. Her abiding passion is for women and girls to honour their bodies through breath and movement. As a mother of teenage daughters and carer for her own invalid mother Meredith has personally found yoga to be of the greatest value to her inner peace and compassion. Meredith’s website is at: www.goldendolphin.com/yoga.htm