Classes

Studio Schedule

Monday

TBA

CLASS TYPE

Studio

Tuesday

9:15 AM

VINYIN

Wednesday

TBA

CLASS TYPE

Studio

Thursday

6:00 AM

VinYin

Friday

7:15-8:15 PM

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND BATH, MONTHLY

INNA ESSENCE, UNDERWOOD

Saturday

TBA

CLASS TYPE

Studio

Sunday

4:00-5:15 PM

RESTORATIVE YOGA 75MINS, MONTHLY

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Yoga Gentle Flow

My yoga teaching style is based on Hatha Yoga with vinyasa flow. You will be guided through a sequence of yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work) with some flowing transitions between poses. The classes are moderately paced, accessible to all abilities, focussing  on connection of breath and body with an invitation to listen to the innate wisdom of your own body, where props and modifications are encouraged.

I am available for in-studio group classes as well as group well-being sessions for workplaces or special occasions.

Meditation

The practices of yoga asana and pranayama prepare one for meditation. Meditation is not about emptying the mind of all thought, but to observe thoughts arising without judgement and letting them go without attachment. Meditation has many health benefits including decreasing stress, increasing focus and improving sleep.

I feel called to share a particular technique of relaxation meditation called Yoga Nidra. Through a systematic process, one is guided to turn inwards, inducing relaxation physically, mentally and emotionally. One reaches a state of deep relaxation between sleeping and waking where alpha brain waves are dominant, a state where the mind and body become more receptive to one’s own heartfelt intention (sankalpa). Through regular practise, one’s true intention will come into fruition.

Yoga Nidra relaxation meditation is a tool for true life transformation.

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Breath Awareness

“Breath is our medicine. It is life. 80% of yoga therapeutics is within the breath.” Celia Roberts

You may have heard of pranayama, or pranayam, to describe breathing techniques, but it is so much more than that.

Let’s break down the word pranayama to really find meaning. In Yoga, we refer to life energy or life force as “prana”. In Chinese it is called “chi”, in Japanese “ki”.

“Yama”, the first limb of the 8 limbs of yoga, refers to restraint. “Ayama” translates to no restraint. Putting it all together, pranayama means to not restrain life force, in other words to allow prana to flow freely around the body. 

By changing an unconscious pattern of breathing to a conscious pattern of breathing, we can positively affect the nervous system, improving our ability to return to calm and focus, promoting health and wellbeing. Celia Roberts tells us that “the more prana that is cultivated in wellness, the more liberated energy exudes into the atmosphere promoting wellbeing in others.” In helping ourselves, we positively affect others.

Sounding complicated? It’s not. Just focus the breath, breathe consciously and you will receive the benefits. The evidence is in the practice.

Reviews

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Thank you Marilyn for guiding me in my yoga journey. I started virtual sessions with her when things were tough in 2020. Her gentle and warm personality makes you feel extremely comfortable no matter what level of yoga you are practising. Her directions are always clear and precise so you don’t need to keep looking up to see what is coming next. She is very knowledgeable about the practice and introduces breathing methods and mindful insights throughout the class. I always feel very energised yet totally relaxed with a savasana to end the practice. I highly recommend coming along to Marilyn’s classes, you will not be disappointed.

Kat Price

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I have known Marilyn for over 5 years and I have always admired her passion and dedication to her Yoga practice. I have attended many of Marilyns’s online classes and found them easy to follow with clear instructions. Marilyn practises her yoga with beauty, grace and dignity. I am most grateful for her practice.

Michael O’Donoghue

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