Catherine has primary training in Gita Hatha Yoga with 900 hours of training. She is passionate about the practice of yoga and its benefits, she teaches a gentle yoga class that is designed to balance her students physically and mentally and feed their spirit. Anyone can join in and benefit from her classes which are enriched by her continued education in teaching yoga, meditation, human anatomy, relaxation and esoteric studies.
Since graduating Catherine has mentored trainee yoga teachers, sharing her wisdom and experience with them.
Catherine has had a diverse range of teaching experiences, she has taught in the corporate sector, at a yoga school, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre and secondary school students.
Cathy Prowse teaches Wednesday evening Gentle Hatha/ Restorative Yoga class at 6.30pm. Restorative yoga is a minimalist practice that uses props to support the body and promotes relaxation and health.
This style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body.
Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, and is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Postures are generally held for three to five minutes,trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia.
Many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As we focus on increasing our flexibility in the body and the mind Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
A great yoga for both active and non-active people who really need to work into the fascia, muscles and down towards the bone.
This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to get reacquainted with the self, with feelings, sensations, and emotions.
Leanne teaches yin on Thursday nights at 6.30pm and 11.30am on Saturdays
I first started doing Pilates at my local gym after having my child. I was told it would help with getting my core strength back. The classes were large and there was very little hands on instruction but I knew that there was something in it and decided to explore further.
SOLD! I loved it!
Only a few weeks after I began Pilates my body started to change like it never had before despite years of getting up before the sun was up to go to boot-camps and gym classes. My abs, glutes and legs finally started to shape up! I also experienced a noticeable reduction in my lower back pain developed during and after pregnancy and I was able to regain the correct posture I had prior to the birth of my child. I was impressed! I felt stronger, and leaner!
After doing a lot of research into Pilates training schools I decided to get my qualification with one of the most well known and rigorous schools in Australia, National Pilates Training, under the guidance of highly trained and respected professionals like Katrina Edwards and Kath Banks.
Now I design and teach mat classes from beginner to advanced for a variety of groups including men, teenagers, new mothers and office workers.
The class I run at the beautiful space of Fairfield Wellness is targeted to students at the beginner to progressive level. The class is small and students receive hands on instruction. I like to run the classes in a fun, inclusive and warm atmosphere. Laughing and sweating are expected and encouraged. Hope to see you all on Tuesday evenings at 7PM.
Eugenia teaches on Tuesdays at 7pm and Saturday at 8am
Melissa’s yoga journey started 27 years ago as a way of providing a physical release from competitive sporting activities and a hectic corporate career. Weekly practise provided a significant softening of the physical body, along with a profound shift in other aspects of life. Additionally, there was a feeling of balance, contentment and heightened clarity of thought, something she hadn’t experienced before stepping onto the mat.
Yoga has enabled Melissa to stay strong, flexible and work within her own physical limitations, it has enabled her to appreciate what her body can do, rather than what it can’t.
After practising yoga for many years, Melissa was inspired to become a teacher to deepen her practise and share her experiences with others. Melissa teaches from a place of compassion and life experience, whilst honouring her Hatha Gita Yoga and meditation teacher training. Melissa has completed numerous teacher training courses for both adults and children, amounting to over 900 hours of training. Having had a corporate career, 2 amazing children, a passion for martial arts, horse riding and alternative modalities, she aims to enrich each class with something new.
Melissa aspires to help her students become the best version of themselves and meet life’s challenges head on, with clarity and purpose. After each class you will leave your mat feeling refreshed, nourished, balanced and with a renewed sense of being.
Melissa teaches Hatha yoga Monday mornings from 10-11am.
Paul McIntyre is the our expert Qi Gong teacher at Fairfield Wellness and is also the resident instructor at Heaven Man Earth Internal Arts International - Melbourne branch school. Paul’s experience in various martial arts, nei gong, qi gong and meditation spans decades. Beginning as a child in Australia, his practice has since taken him throughout much of Asia in pursuit of authentic teachings.
Paul learned taiji (tai chi) & qigong, natural fist boxing and muay-thai under the guidance of esteemed fight trainer Tao Jaiphet (Absolute MMA) for 7 years. In 2006 Paul received the rank of 1st degree black belt in Daito ryu aiki jujitsu when living in Kobe city, Japan.
Since 2007, Paul has trained exclusively under the Heaven Man Earth system and has undertaken extensive periods of private tuition and live-in practice with Sifu Adam Mizner to deepen and refine his understanding and skill of the entire HME system including taiji, nei gong, meditation, dhamma & healing.