Peaceful Spirit Yoga with Marg Riley
Peaceful spirit yoga offers slow mindful classes for those who have previously thought yoga is not for them, students interested in subtle aspects of yoga and students desiring a practice tailored to what they need at this stage of their life.
Hatha Yoga, balances/harmonises the mind body. It begins with the “gross” physical practices of asana and uses the breath and pratyahara (inward focussing of the senses) leading to the subtler practice of meditation. A powerful tool for self-transformation, it may open the door to the more spiritual aspects of our existence.
I will support you in your yoga journey through providing:
Slow mindful practices to support resilience of the nervous system.
Variations to ensure an inclusive class.
A focus on strength, balance and flexibility of mind/ body.
Gentle transitions, soothing vinyasa (flowing sequence) and static poses.
Energising and calming practices.
A full range of yogic experiences: yoga ethics, asana, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, chanting and yoga philosophy.
A focus on interoception, i.e. your inner experience of the practices, cultivating experiences of steadiness and ease and deeper connection to self.
Practices to develop self-compassion and help learn to befriend your body.
A structure enabling students to move into stillness and learn to soothe and settle the nervous system, reducing negative impacts of stress on the mind/body and aiding equanimity, mood and sleep.
Trauma informed and Pain friendly general classes; specialised classes for those living with persistent pain.
Prior experience not necessary.
Looking for more balance and less stress in your life? contact me on 0432 475 565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret teaches gentle mindful hatha yoga designed to help reduce stress, promote equanimity and nourish mind body and spirit. She also offers a class for people with arthritis and a class for people living with persistent pain.
Marg trained with the International Yoga Teachers Association and runs classes/private lessons for people with disabilities and those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis and persistent pain. Marg also teaches public and private classes and within schools and various organisational settings. As a long-term counsellor/psychologist, Marg has had years of experience working with people with a wide range of needs. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to adolescents and adults and has a background in providing continued professional development for teachers and psychologists. She is also keenly interested in and has training in yoga for pain, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for seniors and healthy aging as well as somatic and chair yoga.
Her passion for yoga comes out of a sustained personal practice that has brought great joy and equanimity into her life.
Marg is a registered level 1 teacher with the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA), Yoga Australia (YA) and Yoga for Pain Care Australia.
Wednesday: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 11:00am