What is Yoga?
The word yoga is derived from the sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to join. Yoga is an ancient science based on universal principles, the Laws of Nature.
Yoga is a powerful, transformative and life enhancing health practice, as valuable today as it was 5000 years ago. The effect of yoga is one of bringing together or harmonising the inner and outer experience, yoking or joining all aspects of experience.
The inherent intelligence of Yoga lies in its ability to bring body, mind and breath into union. With integration one has balanced harmonious state.
“The ultimate goal of yoga is to enliven our health state and awaken consciousness, our connection with the universal.
The power of yoga is available to everyone and is not dependent upon age, strength or flexibility”.
Specialist Yoga Teacher
Gwynne teaches open classes, private yoga, yoga therapy, pranayama and meditation sessions and season based yoga intensives. Open classes and intensives are accessible to all, beginners to advanced, everyone is welcomed. These are posted on her Yogi Byte newsletter and Instagram.
Yoga Style: 5 Elements Hatha Yoga, blending hatha yoga and season based japanese Ryoho yoga for optimal health, well being and harmony.
Gwynne also teaches yoga for cancer and serious illness, with mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction techniques for stress management, fatigue and improved quality of life.
Her popular seasonal yoga intensives in Sydney, seek to align and harmonise body and mind with each season and the outer environment. Gwynne is available for private yoga, yoga therapy, and corporate yoga in all locations by appointment. Corporate yoga brings all the positive benefits of yoga to the work place, corporate event days and retreats. Yoga with seasonal theme brings students into healthful balance with nature; aligning with each season for true harmony; the inner environment with the outer environment.
Awareness, integration and centering are key to yoga, with practices adapted to individual and the environment for optimised natural health and life balance. Correct breathing is integral for health and a calm mental state, pranayama is practiced in all yoga.
Gwynne has a deep love of yoga and believes in it’s power to transform health and wellbeing on all levels – the personal interplay of the body and it’s energies.
A passionate and inspirational teacher with broad knowledge, her teaching style and methodology are creative and intuitive, teaching with sensitivity and humour, aligning yoga with the day, season and the elements.
Gwynne is known for her caring and inspirational style, creating an atmosphere of calm in every class.
Offering variations to suit all levels of experience (beginners through to advanced) her methods allow anyone to enjoy the transition from separation to integration while maintaining the unique qualities of individuality and creativity.
“Be true to yourself, always.
Prioritise your health and wellbeing.
Find a way to contribute, make a difference to the world.
Be kind, live and act with compassion. Learn and practice meditation.”
Gwynne’s passion is to bring the healing science of yoga to as many people as she can in her lifetime.
Gwynne is a level 3 senior teacher and qualified yoga therapist. She is memeber of both Yoga Australia and Australian Yoga Therapists Associations.
Journey to Yoga
Gwynne began exploring the art and science of yoga and whole food nutrition in 1999. With over 18 years experience Gwynne combines her knowledge from the Indian Hatha tradition, Japanese 5 element tradition and the Eastern schools of philosophy.
Gwynne has studied:
- A broad range of yoga from the main schools
- Traditional Hatha and Ayurvedic Yoga
- Japanese Yoga, Oki Yoga and 5 Element Theory
- Yoga Therapy
- Macrobiotics, Ayurveda and Whole foods Nutrition
- Food as Medicine
- Yoga Philosophy and the Sutras
- Advanced Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
- Mindfulness Awareness and Stress reduction techniques
- Reiki I, II, III
“I know the effect Yoga has on my health, my energy and even more so on my mind and emotional balance. Taking care of our physical, emotional and spiritual lives are of profound importance to have balance in life. It is simply an important investment for our health, longevity and life balance.
“Teach this triple truth to all: a generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.¨