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Meet our fabulous new cover teachers at Yoga on Rochford, Erskineville

As you may know I am off to Berlin this week for four months to teach yoga and to take part in Jivamukti and Astanga intensive training and mentoring programmes. We are really fortunate to have two world class teachers to cover the Yoga on Rochford classes in my absense.

Dynamic Vinyasa, Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm with Cath

“I’m interested in making yoga accessible to everyone – whatever their level of ability.”

My approach to yoga is to remain in the moment and accept how I feel physically and mentally. That might mean practicing an asana to alleviate a physical ailment, or focusing on postures that will help me deal better with a stressful situation. It’s important to practice without expectations or judgment. I try to honor the way I’m feeling and be open to that state changing. I practice yoga because it makes me feel good and helps me connect to my spirit – it helps me to be the best me I can be!

More about Cath
While studying a Bachelor of Dance at Queensland University of Technology, Cath used yoga as a pre-performance warm-up – she was excited to have found a practical discipline that gave her a sense of peace. Cath completed her teacher training at Samadhi Yoga and travelled to India where she studied Tibetan Buddhism. On her return, she completed her YogaSynergy Teacher Training and YogaSynergy Anatomy & Physiology Course. She has attended workshops by Clive Sheridan, Donna Farhi, Glen Ceresoli and Simon Low.

Yoga flow, Saturdays 9-10am with Penny

Penny has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 35 years. She became interested in yoga and started practising from B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga. She traveled to India in her early 20s where she practised meditation and yoga at the Sivananda ashram. On her return to Australia, Penny trained as a visual artist and set up and ran a successful artist’s co-operative. She continued practising yoga with well-known Sydney yoga teacher Acharya Upendra Roy and then with Yoga Synergy.
Penny teaches a vinyasa style of hatha yoga with emphasis on safety, correct alignment, breath awareness and relaxation. The practice can always be modified according to the experience and needs of individual students.
Penny teaches meditation at Yoga Synergy, special needs yoga at Samadhi, and several corporate classes. She has taught prenatal and mums and bubs yoga at Life & Balance and Samadhi.  She also enjoys gardening and is an avid violinist.

Penny’s qualifications include:
·Certificate in Meditation Facilitation, Nature Care College, St. Leonards
·Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teaching, Life Source Yoga & Health, Crows Nest
Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2, The Yoga Room, St Ives (in conjunction with
Byron Yoga)
·Zen Meditation Course with Yogi Brahmasamhara, Meditation Sanctuary, Leichhardt

Penny has completed Yoga Synergy’s Applied Anatomy & Physiology Course in 2004 and 2007 and has attended workshops with Clive Sheridan.

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