Servicing area: The Gap, Queensland
The Gap Yoga
After training as a Massage Therapist in the early 1980s, I began teaching and studying Yoga in 1988, following intensive study in India at the Sivananda Academy. My life long interest in Yoga as a
system of psychological and physical wellbeing is coupled with my belief that the science of Yoga can improve the understanding of our individual natures.
I’ve completed additional yoga studies in the tradition of Krishnamacharya’s Viniyoga, and now work and study in that tradition. This can then enable us to direct our attention to where it is required and improve our individual effectiveness in whatever we choose to do. This now allows me to teach this valuable practice to students individually or in groups but always with respect to what the individual needs. As part of my efforts to deepen the knowledge of Yoga, I’ve also completed additional, studies in Ayurveda, and Pilates.
I’ve also been a practicing Acupuncturist since 1989, completing post graduate advance studies in Chinese medicine in Nanning, China, and attaining a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture from Victoria University in 2003. During this time, I also completed several studies in Herbal Medicine.
Attaining and Maintaining Balance Complementary medicine is about prevention. I work within the idea there is a natural and balanced state of health, but due to environmental factors and our
actions, we disturb that natural balance. I use these therapies to restore this balance:
Yoga is ‘a science to remove the fluctuations of the mind’ - an ancient system of refinement back to our natural state. The science of Yoga shows how the practice of certain postures – called asanas – restores the flexibility and strength of the body. Understanding the breath through breathing techniques unblocks the obstacles to the circulation of energy - prana – while meditation removes
the disturbances of the mind.
By stimulating specific points along the body’s energy ‘meridians’, obstructions can be removed to the body’s natural energy or ‘qi’ (pronounced ‘chi’), and health restored. Proven effective over several thousand years, modern medical research has now shown Acupuncture to be an successful treatment for a range of health conditions, including the reduction of pain and stress.
The use of Chinese herbs works on the same principle as Acupuncture, using the energetic properties of traditional herbal formulas to rebalance the body’s energy. Herbal medicine can help patients participate in their own treatment as part of their lifestyle choices and health regime, and can be used along with nutritional supplements.
Regular massage can help to maintain the body’s energy, relaxing the nervous system and reducing physical tension. Massage can also treat particular injuries by increasing circulation and promoting the body’s own natural healing power.
Group Classes of a maximum of 10 students are on-going and run with the school term, approximately 10 weeks
|Monday:||5.30 pm - 7.00 pm|
|Wednesday:||9:00 am - 10:30 am|
|Thursday:||9:00 am - 10:30 am|
|Friday:||9:00 am - 10:30 am|
- Maximum 10 people in each class.
- Booking essential.
- $15/class (when paid for the full term),
- $18/class casual
Yoga Philosophy Study Group
Meets to discuss Patanjalis Yoga Sutras. If you would like deepen your understanding of Yoga, you will want to explore this most authoritative yoga text.
Special consultations and courses for workplace Yoga and meditation are also available.
1 Hour: $100
Yoga Teacher Training
A one year Yoga teacher training course (350hrs) in the tradition of Krishnamacharya is available.
150 hour further education for Yoga Teachers starts July 2018
Vedic chanting classes Term 2, 2018
India Yoga study trip December, 2018
Also available Meditation courses, private yoga tuition and acupuncture consultation, Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Retreats, Yoga Therapy consultations.
Leanne Davis has a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and 30 years yoga teaching experience and is a Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists and a Registered Senior yoga teacher and Yoga therapist with Yoga Australia.
Maximum 10 people in each class. Booking essential.
- ORICA Explosives
- Dept of Primary Industries
- Queensland Childcare Assoc. Network
- Kellogg, Brown and Root Pty. Ltd.
Workplace yoga classes
- Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology Labratory