Directory of Yoga for All teachers
Are you too intimidated to try a yoga class? I was too. For 10 years after I took my first class in college, I was afraid to go back. I wasn't flexible AT ALL and was very self-conscious. But eventually, after practicing along with DVD's at home and knowing that I wanted to improve my health, I tried going to a class again. And despite my trepidation, with the support of some great teachers, I was hooked! Now I want to provide that same support and encouragement to all those who wish to improve their mental and physical health by beginning a yoga practice.
English tutor, yoga teacher, and mala designer, Teresa enjoys helping fellow students and practitioners of yoga climb inside their own practice, find their own expressions of poses, and reconnect with themselves. She has specialized training in Yin and Prenatal yoga, and recently completed Yoga for All. She loves using props and incorporating modifications to empower her students and her practice.
Gayla is a vivacious new yoga teacher who is adamant about including all bodies in her yoga classes. With a focus on body positive intention setting before classes and a heavy use of props, she is motivated to create a space where everyone feels safe to practice their own yoga in the body they have.
I live and teach yoga in Ballarat, Vic, Australia. I teach a Yoga for Bigger Bodies class every Saturday at Absolute Yoga and Pilates. I also teach at the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre.
My classes are alignment based, body-positive, and light on philosophy. It’s my desire to teach in a way that is inclusive of any body type, ability or background. I teach a slow, Hatha-flow style class, and am big on modifying the pose (with props or by other means) to meet each student’s individual needs. I've taught many different types of classes including: restorative, gentle, chair, prenatal, mommy and me, kids, beginning and fundamental style classes.