Servicing areaMelbourne & South East
Our experience of yoga is such a personal one. Each time we arrive on our mats, there are so many experiences that can affect the way we practice and the perception we have of that practice. I believe my role to be more one of facilitating the experience that is unfolding for each person; unique, distinctive and always evolving.
To say that I teach yoga would deny you of the wisdom that you already have within you, sometimes we just need a signpost to steer us back to the centre that has been waiting for our return.
I hope to offer those that attend classes, workshops or retreats a signpost that only points the direction, for it is your own journey that you must walk, each different in their approach, yet all heading towards the same destination.
They call it a practice for a reason! Our experience on the mat is similar to journal writing, it’s personal, insightful and full of revelations, some we enjoy, acknowledge and embrace, others we tend to ignore, allow to build up and are surprised when illness arrives, nudging us to care for self in a deeper way.
I can only teach from a place that I have experienced personally. The insights I receive, the struggles and hurdles I have had to overcome, are conversations to be had both on and off the mat. In the end, we walk this path to realise a very simple yet profound truth; you are the person you have been waiting for.
Our search for external satisfaction, accomplishment and accumulation, has pulled us further away from our centre, rather then leading us closer to our truth.
About Michelle Jayne’s Yoga Classes & Styles
Yoga Studios tend to label each class to allow students to choose the most appropriate practice they are in need of.
Each class I teach will include Pranayama, Asana, Philosophy and Meditation to allow you to take your practice where it needs to move that day.
Restorative Yoga aims to rejuvenate the nervous system by using an abundance of props, simple Hatha style postures, long holds and pranayama. It is a perfect class for those recovering from injuries, experiencing stress or fatigue, or as a rejuvenating practice between the more Yang styles.
It differs from Yin in the way that it is not targeted at stressing deep connective tissues, but instead uses the props to encourage the body to relax and release completely. Expect to walk out on cloud nine.
Power Flow 1 & 2
Power Flow is a traditional Yang style of practice involving Pranayama, Asana and Meditation. A Power Flow will focus on strengthening and lengthening muscles, whilst learning how to utilise the core as the centre from which you move from.
Power Flow 1 is perfect for beginners or those wanting to have a easier practice while still moving fluidly and working up a gentle glow. Power Flow 2 moves a little quicker with Vinyasa style sequencing and some more challenging postures.
Hatha Yoga is the traditional style that was brought over to the west by those that had trained in India. It works at a slower pace, taking the spine through it’s full range of motion, but without focusing on the use of heat or intense vinyasa sequencing.
Hatha is perfect for those who are newer to yoga, recovering from injury, looking for a slower, gentler practice and also the older population.
Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular styles in the west. The word Vinyasa means a flowing movement of postures synchronised with the breath. A Vinyasa style class gives you a feeling of effortlessly moving through your practice, moving from your core, and learning how to utilise the breath in a way that it carries you from one movement to the next.
Hot Yoga originally became very popular in the West from Bikram Choudhury, who created a specific sequence done in a 38 degree heated room. Since Bikram, there has been a large amount of variety in the ways that Hot Yoga is taught.
The main experience in a Hot Flow class is that the heat is up, and you can expect a slightly slower sequence with longer holds. Usually inversions are not done in a Hot Flow class due to the demands on the heart and blood pressure.
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