Explore gentle contemplative Yoga practices to release stress while developing flexibility, stability and resilience. Experience the art of listening to and being in harmony with the body, mind and emotions. Progress towards optional stronger practices gradually at your own pace.

 

Practice

CLASSES


BONDI

Tuesday 7-8.30pm Restorative Yoga beginners and consolidation with options for all levels. Advanced booking essential through City East College, Bondi

(Venue: Community space, indoors, carpeted, excellent heating for winter)

 

COOGEE

Wednesday 7.30- 8.30am and 9-10am drop in Restorative Yoga suitable for all levels. Yoga mats available. Wylie's Baths 4B Neptune Street, Coogee

 

***  NOTE: During October 2019 I will be away and Suzzane (who runs the Friday 7.30 Hatha class) will take the 9am class at Wylie's for the first 4 weeks. Please review for continued updates  ***

 

(Venue: Gorgeous expansive ocean views. Permanent robust marquee shelter on wooden deck with overhead enclosure and removable sides for summer; mostly-enclosed for winter, adjoining outdoor area may be used for Yoga practices weather permitting  - North & East aspect typically experiences sunny, mild conditions in winter)

 

CLOVELLY

Wednesday 7-8.30pm drop in Restorative Yoga suitable for all levels. BYO Yoga mat, layers/shawl etc. Hampson House 42 Arden Street Clovelly 

 

*** NOTE: During October 2019 I will be away and there will not be classes running in Clovelly. Please review for continued updates ***

 

(Venue: Indoor space with flexible access to fresh air though outside doors/windows;  lino floor, electrical heating during winter)

Note that the Clovelly class usually takes a break from mid December and resumes on the 2nd Wednesday in February.

STYLE


RESTORATIVE

- subtle mobility

- gentle stretched

- progressive movement

- core strength

- deep relaxation

- breath work

- meditation

- clarity, meaning

- values, direction

EVENTS


BESPOKE

- Events

- Celebration

- Business wellness

- Yoga pilgrimage

- Himalaya Tibet travel

- Mt Kailash tour

- Special events / needs


Outline

Sol teaches Traditional Yoga practices  promoting wellbeing, insight and development at personal, relational and professional levels. The approach to teaching is guided by Traditional Yoga including Buddhist values and are supported by Eastern contemplative and Western contemporary research and learning.

 

Sol’s teaching style is facilitative and human centred with a strong focus on self-awareness, self-care, self-development, self-management as well as the importance of connectedness to community and responsibilities (Sangha). Classes often explore the original intent and purpose of Yoga, the management of the mind, body, emotions and stress as well as foundations for living a life with greater clarity, meaning and wellbeing. 

 

Sol has a diverse range of Yoga study, practice and life experiences extending across traditions of Hatha, Iyenga, Ashtanga, Oki, Buddhist, Tibetan as well as adapted holistic Yoga practice. Sol has traveled extensively across India and the Himalaya, staying in Monasteries and Ashrams, has led groups exploring the origins of Yoga from Nepal across Tibet through to mythical Mt Kailash.

 

Working with a broad range of people, groups, organisations, cultures and traditions, Sol's approach to Yoga is highly inclusive. Classes promote the creation of a welcoming, friendly and respectful space which is supportive of diversity including participants with (and with-out) specific beliefs, traditions, religious, or spiritual views. 

 

Sol has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years and is a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.

APPROACH

Yoga classes and events cater for:

  • Local Community practice groups
  • Special Needs and personalised one to one classes
  • Charitable NGOs and Community groups
  • Yoga Pilgrimage & Teachings
  • Corporate classes since 1996

 

Qualifications and Teaching style

Sol has a Diploma in Yoga Teaching, Master in Adult Education and a facilitative teaching style which promotes a graduated progression of practices suitable for people of all ages and condition.

 

Types of Practices

Classes may include:

  • Physical postures (asana)
  • Breathing practices (pranayama)
  • Deep Relaxation practices (Yoga Nidra)
  • Meditation Classes
  • Yoga Theory, Philosophy and History
  • A practical human perspective including influence and interrelationships with the teachings and traditions of Buddhism, the traditional Yoga of India as well as Western & Eastern contemplative views and practices

The style of teaching is adapted to individual, group and situational needs while working safely within current natural constraints and circumstances. 

Individuality, Practice & Outcomes

Classes give thoughtful and appropriate attention to:

  • Individual conditions and needs
  • Care and Safety in the practice of Yoga
  • Developing ones own personal sequence of yoga practices (for home use)
  • Developing a sense of community and responsibility

TRAVEL

ORIGINS OF YOGA TOUR: Footsteps of Yogis & Buddhas - Journey across the hidden Kingdoms of Tibet

Reflect and explore the background, ideas and practices which emerged from the teachings of ancient Yoga, the time of the Buddha, subsequent aspirants and sages

 

Participate in this inspiring journey from Kathmandu, Nepal across the Tibetan plateau involving an extensive road trip from the Valley of the Kings in Central-East Tibet to Tibet's capital: Lhasa and across into the far flung reaches of remote Western Tibet. On this journey you will experience first hand a culture which has in may ways retained significant facets of their ancient Yogic origins. This is the home of classical Indian Yoga from the times of Shiva (at Mt Kailash), the emergence of the Yogic perspectives of the pre-Buddhist Bonn civilization and the appearance of Yogis, 'Magicians' and sages such as Milarepa, Padmasambhava including into the current predominance of traditional Tibetan Buddhist Yoga practice. To explore further and develop your own opinion on 'What is Yoga'; the Origins of Yoga and to see through different eyes including how this may influence your own personal practice, life-outlook and direction, you are invited to join me on this inspiring journey across the hidden Kingdom's of Tibet. 

 

Unique features (outline):

  • Small group - Maximun 14 bookings
  • Accompanied by Australian Group Leader, Senior Registered Yoga Teacher with 20+ years Kailash-Tibet-Yoga teaching experience
  • Extended stay at Mt Kailash including options to walk around the base of the 
  • mountain or stay in nearby settlement accommodation
  • Suitable for Mature age as well as more Active participants
  • Individual personalised guidance pre-departure
  • Optional Group meeting in Sydney pre-departure