“𝚈𝚘𝚐𝚊 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚌𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌 𝚘𝚏 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚢.”- 𝙳𝚎𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝙼𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚑𝚊
Having completed her Teacher Training at BODYMINDLIFE and continuing to further her studies in Yoga, Joanne is now available for privates, groups, online & corporate YOGA Classes.
"I'm currently teaching all around Sydney City. I'm excited to be a part of the new FS8 concept and continue to coach and inspire others who want a challenge and want to make a positive change in their lives."
200HR YTT | 50 HR THE ART OF ASSISTING | YIN YOGA | YOGA Australia Certified Member | First Aid | CPR | WWC | AUSTSWIM
When starting my Yoga Teacher training I wrote on my first page of my Journal. "Yoga is the practice of physical, mental and way of life being aligned, a form of relaxation, awakening, stretching of muscles, positive life practices & discipline.” Later knowing its totally so much more to it. Now my perspective on Yoga is so much more different. Its about community, and living in the Yamas and Niyamas accepting where you are now and most importantly I have learnt non-attachment. It is definitely about asana but its not just that, more importantly is approaching them properly and safely and being able to teach and communicate that to beginner Yogi students and being able to connect to all people and adapting or modifying as every student is at different journey/level of practice.
I have definitely gained to accept and not be so hard on myself on trying to just get poses but being happy with the journey itself which is far more interesting. Also the first thing also I was bit hesitant in keeping a Journal as I am not really the type to journal “Dear Diary” but have now learned how important it is to keep a Journal and write your thoughts your progression and see your journey unfold which actually is quite therapeutic. I definitely see positive change in my life being more aware for other people and listening more and being present.
I have definitely learned to love guided meditation and meditating and enjoying taking the time out for myself each day is so important and reset and clear my thoughts. I have learned that the mind also needs to rest not just the physical body. Also maintaining that calmness by doing it everyday changes your perspective and applying that into my lifestyle is now a priority.
The challenge sometimes was showing up to the mat every practice even when my body was tiered its that commitment to the practice of why I choose to be there and show up for myself everyday to be a positive teacher and practice safely so then I will be able to teach that to my future students. I loved learning about the philosophy behind Yoga it definitely gives yoga that depth and meaning and purpose which motivates and inspires me.