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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
My first experience with Yoga was in Sri Lanka in 1982 and from the beginning it was both a thrill and highly engaging. I continued to travel widely in India and Nepal for two years and experienced both Yoga and Buddhist practices at many different locations. After returning to London, in 1984 I was so lucky and truly mesmorised to see B.K.S.Iyengar talk and perform at the Barbican Centre in London. His knowledge and practical skill were simply outstanding. I became a certified Iyengar teacher in 1986, but shortly afterwards left the UK for my new home in Australia. I have taught Yoga in England, New Zealand and Australia over the last 27 years. I visited Pune to further train with the Iyengars in 1986 and 1988, but since then I have also attended many workshops and classes covering many different styles. I completed a 10 day Vipassana Meditation course in Pomona, Qld 4 years ago. It improved my concentration , seated postures especially and has added a tone which I believe is very helpful. In the last 12 months, I have worked with Paddy McGrath ( who is in her own wonderful yoga zone) in Townsville, Anusara, Yin & Power Vinyasa teachers in Brisbane, Lulu Ball ( Senior Iyengar) in the Blue Mountains, Bikram Yoga and Marina Jung (also a Senior Iyengar teacher) in Melbourne. My heart will always go out to Mr Iyengar and the huge influence he has had on Yoga across the world over the last 50 years especially. But I do believe we each have to find our own path and energy. Our lives overall are not as simple as “just do this, just do that”. Indeed, the freedom that comes with a longer association of yoga is personal and is for each one of us to develop and enjoy. In my classes I now mix what I need on the day, in the moment and what inspires me then. My inspiration often comes from the people who attend. Our life is a journey. The way I try to teach is a journey. If you choose to join me at a class I look forward to meeting you then. Namaste.
Nigel Treloar 2013 .
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