A Herald Promotional Feature
International Yoga Day – Friday 21 June
The magic of yoga
“You know that first day of school feeling? When everything seems a bit daunting and you don’t have any friends yet? That was the three of us—Chloe, Ida and Tash. Brought together, in a way, by fate. But also, by our shared love of yoga. After meeting at yoga teacher training and sharing just as many laughs as we did yoga learnings, we knew we would be spending a lot more time together!
After our teacher training, we circled back together with the common goal—a yoga studio to call home. And that’s how Mudra Yoga was born. They say three’s a crowd—but we believe three is the magic number when it comes to working together. As Mudra Yoga co-owners and instructors, we use the bond between us to connect with others and foster our yoga community.
Not only do we see Mudra being a home for us, we see it as a home for all. Family and community are a huge part of Mudra’s fabric and philosophy, and just like any home we welcome you to have a cup of tea in our kitchen. Our sanctuary is your sanctuary.
Classes will run every day of the week for all levels and will include Vinyasa Flow, mellow Flow and Yin, as well as stretch and release.
Our full schedule commences Sunday 23 June, please visit our website for times. Come along and mention this ad to try a class for free! We can’t wait to meet you!”
Basement Studio | The Brush Factory
36 Duke Street, East Fremantle
m: 0401 748 480 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awaken Your Senses
At Post Swim Feeling, we want to create an experience, not just a yoga class.
We believe that everyone has their means to the ‘post swim feeling’, and like many who grow up next to the ocean, ours comes from a dip in that sea. It’s sensory and tangible activities which offer the possibility of dropping into the present moment, senses satiated. Our aim is to create this feeling for people.
We believe that the space you live in affects how you feel. We make architectures and interiors with an intent on health, happiness and comfort. We chose a space for our yoga studio with high ceilings, natural light and materials. We believe the two seemingly disparate disciplines of yoga and architecture are intricately connected, which is why we offer both.
From the moment you enter our studio there are cues to help the brain to relax, natural light, greenery, flowers and scented candles. These sensory stimuli are stored in our memory, so already when thinking about yoga, we can smell and feel the experience of the space.
We offer tea, filtered water, nuts and dried fruits to encourage you to linger before or after class. We believe that these offerings give people the opportunity to slow down, to foster community and connection. Looking closely at the spaces we live in and the things we live with and imagining what effect they have on us. Our aim is to make spaces which invite the possibility of dropping into the present moment. Undistracted, tactile, material, satiated; like a swim in the sea.
Post Swim Feeling
99 King Street, East Fremantle
Om Shanti Moira Yoga is a tranquil, Japanese-inspired home studio. Catering to a wide range of abilities and needs, classes include General, Restorative/Healing, Beginner, Over 50, Pregnancy, Workplace, Chair and Private one-on-one sessions.
The beautiful rammed earth studio with its wooden floors and abundance of natural light is the ideal setting to feel nurtured and restored. Its creator, Moira Pusey, said: “I wanted to create a space where people feel comfortable, while learning and enjoying the many benefits of yoga, including being part of a sharing, friendly yoga community (sangha).
Moira has enjoyed a long career as a primary school teacher and also as a yoga teacher. She has included yoga and meditation in many school environments, facilitated a restorative class for cancer students and their carers and has been involved with supporting various sporting and business groups.
“Yoga is good for the mind, body and spirit. Each class involves poses and counter-poses using opposing muscles sets. This increases muscle strength, joint flexibility, structural alignment and fuller range of movement, while using the breath as an anchor. Other benefits include improved function of body systems and energy levels, along with learning a range of meditative and breathing techniques. Good breathing habits helps to reduces stress, manage anxiety and stillness of the mind, which has to be good for you,” said Moira.
Om Shanti Moira Yoga
53 Zenobia St Palmyra
0437 388 267 (text)
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Developed at the Trauma Centre, in Brookline Massachusetts. TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.
The methodology is based on central components of the Hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical forms and movements to build a trauma survivors’ experiences of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body. TCTSY aims to support emotion regulation, stabilization, and skill building, for children, youth, and adults around the world who have experienced: PTSD; complex and developmental trauma; family violence; sexual assault; or other trauma, dissociative and emotional/behavioural related difficulties.
The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
In TCTSY the emphasis is on the internal experience of the participant. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TCTSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With our approach, the power resides within the individual, not the Trauma Centre Trauma Centre Facilitator (TCTSY-F).
The focus is on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma. TCTSY does not use physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body.
Please feel free to call Kelly on 0435 287 110 to register for classes or for the up coming information evening.