COVID-19 restrictions are starting to lift and starting 1 July 2020, online classes will be trialled ongoing via Google Meet to complement limited spaces available in gyms (starting to open in NSW on 13/06/2020). Click here for full details on rates & sign up.
Current Classes Include:
Norths Fitness - Thursdays (current restrictions: 30 min sessions / max 20 people per session)
6-6:30pm Vinyasa Yoga (moderate flow)
6:40-7:10pm Hatha Yoga (slow flow / stretch yoga)
Live Yoga Online:
(All you need is some space - props are nice - blocks, belt, etc, but hard cover books, a blanket and couch pillows work too!). Click here for full details on signing up.
July 2020 schedule:
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm - Hatha Vinyasa
Fridays 7:30-8:30am - Hatha Vinyasa
Sundays 4-5pm - Yin Yoga
Fridays 6:30am - Lane 9 Gym, North Sydney Olympic Pool - suspended during COVID-19 restrictions
Fortnightly Summer Sundays - Yin Yoga - Milson's Park (Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15 2019 & Feb 16, Mar 1 & Mar 15 2020) - finished for the season
See current schedule (or check out the Brand Echs Yoga Facebook page) to find me. Contact me for availability and rates (firstname.lastname@example.org) for other classes.
Brand Echs Yoga Philosophy and Style
Background: As a competitive swimmer, I began the practice of yoga in order to improve my capabilities and speed in the pool. I wanted to prevent injuries through what I thought would be a structured stretching program. Yoga provides so many more benefits than I ever imagined and is the one key element I added to my program on the way to lifetime best times (and gold medals) in the pool at the age of 35! This is not ground-breaking news... other competitive athletes – including elite, Australian backstroke champion Madison Wilson, have also embraced yoga to complement their training to translate to success in their sport.(1)
Yoga Style: I am focused on developing programs for swimmers, other athletes and corporate professionals who may only have the capacity to practice yoga once or twice per week. With background as a physiotherapist, I have a foundation of anatomy, physiology, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation that I bring to all classes to modify for specific needs or injuries. My classes are not of a specific style – generally a blend of Vinyasa flow yoga and Hatha yoga. The classes are designed to create balance within the body focusing on areas of muscle imbalance through strengthening and flexibility. In addition, balance practice and meditation deepen the mind's ability to focus and react, particularly useful skills in competition and every day life.
If you are looking for for deep, fascia stretching, I am also available to teach Yin Yoga - a style of yoga targeted at the connective tissue surrounding and interwoven through the muscles. Yin yoga involves, gentle and long postures to target specific areas of tightness. It should not be practiced within one week of any competition or peak-performance sport.
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