Life on this earth is transient and constantly evolving. However, there is a space of stillness and silence behind all of life’s fluctuations, a deep reserve of peace and energy that we draw upon when we practice Yoga.
The primary intention of Giulia’s teachings is to access these spaces of stillness by synchronising breath and movement. She inspires to create a sense of openness and self-awareness. Her Slow Flow Vinyasa classes are a balanced fusion of pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation and are suitable for beginner and intermediate Yogi’s.
Giulia was a devoted practitioner before travelling to Rishikesh, India and completing her 200hr Teacher Training. She is studying to be a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and often draws upon her knowledge of eastern philosophies in her teachings.
Giulia teaches Slow Flow
Sunday from 4-5pm
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.
Born out of a desire to heal and a fascination with the human experience, Sheridan's yoga journey began over a decade ago, attending asana classes and developing a deep interest in the mind-body connection and eastern philosophy, which lead her to an ashram in India. The daily rituals of meditation, asana and traditional yogic practices allowed her to experience the true potency and potential of this ancient and holistic science of living, and birthed in her a strong desire to share what she had learned and experienced with others. Sheridan went on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching and an additional 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training, has practised and studied with various teachers in Australia and overseas and continues to learn and expand on her practice and offerings through both yoga and other mind/body practices.
Sheridan draws on her broad and experiential knowledge of yoga philosophy and various practices with the intention to share the wisdom of yoga in a relevant and tangible way with others. Her guidance is offered as an invitation for students to develop strong foundations and a mindful awareness of the physical and emotional bodies, allowing for greater understanding, healing and union of the whole self through slow, mindful practice of asana, pranayama, contemplation and meditation.
Sheridan teaches Wednesdays at 10am
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
Originally from Sydney, Rebecca has lived in many places but has made Melbourne her home for the last sixteen years. Her long-term interest in health and wellbeing led her to the Pilates method ten years ago at her local gym. Instinctively feeling that there was more to this exercise modality than meets the eye she quickly sought out teachers and studios that offered a greater level of expertise. After feeling the wonderful benefits, that regular practice brings to the body, mind as well as the spirit, in 2015 she decided to further her understanding by gaining her Certificate 4 to teach mat classes with National Pilates Training Australia.
Her love of teaching and sharing the method led her to advance her study by undertaking the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction with NPT (graduating in June 2018).
Rebecca’s classes will both nurture and challenge you whilst working towards added mobility, stability and strength of the entire body. Whilst focus and precision will be asked of you, playfulness is not forgotten!
With a background in the hospitality industry as well as holistic medicine (Bachelor of Nutrition) she can appreciate both the gourmet and ‘food as medicine’ ends of the spectrum. When she’s not doing Pilates you can usually find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen or scheming about her next travel destination.
Rebecca teaches mat Pilates 10am on Friday mornings
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.
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.