The magnificance of Nature constantly inspires me, as do the Arts and meditation experience. I wanted to bring peoples attention to a need to respect and consider “Gala” more completely, says Jilda Liddicut, Principal of Gala School.
Gaia School Of Yoga & Flow Of Life
“Gaia” means the interconnectedness of all living things as well as “Mother Earth”. The magnificance of Nature constantly inspires me, as do the Arts and meditation experience. I wanted to bring peoples attention to a need to respect and consider “Gala” more completely, says Jilda Liddicut, Principal of Gala School.
Our interdependency extends from the air we breathe, the food we eat, the sounds we hear, forms we see - all that the senses absorb and serve to reproduce. So, it “matters” what goes into our air, water and soil as well as the sounds and forms we create.
As individuals we are part of a colossal scheme of things but we need to become more aware of the effect we have on life in and around us - to become more aware and responsible for our roles, of ‘who’ and ‘how’ we are in the world. Participation in these unique classes of Yoga and Relaxation provide the opportunity to pause and notice ones physical and mental condition; to halt unproductive tendencies, to rise above limiting concerns, and to access a sense of wholeness, connectedness and purpose: ‘Reintegration.’
Herein lies an opportunity to ease tension, and revitalize the whole system, to access peace and the creative flow of life. The yoga practitioner develops resilience, a positive attitude, strength, flexibility of body and mind, enhancing ones level of awareness. By relaxing and increasing ones range of movement, there arises harmony and joy of expression. This is an integral, non-competitive approach to Self Development and creativity embracing the whole person.
Here is a chronology of significant styles and teachers in the development of this integral Yoga and Creative Flow of Life.
|1971||Melbourne Transcendental Meditation|
|1971-72|| Melbourne - Eugine Knox Creative Dance|
|1972-73|| Melbourne - Doratea Mangimelle’s Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance|
|1973 ||Adelaide - Martyn Jackson’s Iyengar Yoga|
|1979 ||Gosford N.S.W. Satyanandas Yoga Therapy|
|1985||Melbourne - Shanti Gowan’s S.Y.TT.A. Diploma|
|1994||Melbourne - Australian Yoga Teachers Certificate|
|1995||Member of Australian Yoga Teachers Network|
|1996||Established Gaia School of Yoga and Natural Movement|
With over 30 years experience in this field teaching at schools and Universities in Adelaide, Sydney and New England, as well as the Deaf Theatre in Sydney, Jilda has resided in Geelong since 1990. Between 1983 and 1986 she worked as a Therapeutic Masseuse at Body Care in South Yarra. From her earliest years ‘natural’ dance has been an intrinsic and cherised form of Jilda’s