I have been teaching yoga at Empire Bay Hall for 5 years. I have 350 Hours Yoga Teacher Training and a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine. 
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda to create health and happiness and aim to create unique and interesting classes.
Each term the class focus begins with physical strength, flexibility and meditation for relaxation. The classes gradually change with the seasons. Gentle Sun Salutations and heating sequences in Winter and more yin for flexibilty and longer meditations for cooling and relaxing in Summer. I love to share my knowledge and experience on how to achieve physical and emotional wellbeing through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda.
You can sit in a chair, sit cross legged, sit in lotus which ever suits your body. The focus is to lift your chest slightly and breathe and move through a lovely flow of sequences and meditations
 
Bird Song You will find simple meditations you can practice at home, delicious vegetarian recipes and much more on Bird Song my online book.
Online classes are now available.
My first series is The Heart of Yoga.
Seven Classes are available, each connected to a different part of the body, each connected to the seven chakras or energy centres of the body. 
 
Does your yoga practice touch your heart?
The head thinks.
The heart feels.
Yoga can be an empty exercise class where you push your body to its limits.
Or it can be a healing system of medicine where you feel into your body, study your mind and emotions, use music, singing bowls, colour, essential oils, self massage, crystals, warm compresses over the eyes, fluffy eye masks with special oils...........
The heart of yoga is you.
Feel supported. 
Feel flexible.
Feel strong.
Feel gratitude.
Feel love for yourself.
Speak from your heart.
Feel calm.
Feel wise.
Feel whole. 
 
My Facebook page is Empire Bay Yoga
New students are always welcome.
For more information
Tel/Text Julie 0438228372  
  • EMPIRE BAY HALL

    Monday 8.15 am
    Gentle/Relax Class

    Perfect for absolute beginners, students with injuries, students who want to learn the basics and enjoy a class that keeps the postures simple and accessible to everyone.
    Following Iyengar's guidelines the gentle yoga is slow and supportive.
    The second part of the class is focused on relaxation and meditation.

    Let's start at the very beginning.

    *Would you like to be
    strong, flexible, calm, relaxed, healthy, happy and confident?

    *Are you concerned yoga will be too difficult?

    *Enrol for the gentle yoga and relaxation class.

    *The class teaches you how to safely build a strong core, a flexible spine and how to use the breath to relax your body.
    Yoga terminology is introduced as well as Pranayama or breathing exercises.

    *No sitting postures, no kneeling, very gentle back bends.

    STRONG FOUNDATIONS ON WHICH TO BUILD.

    Be ready after 10 weeks to join a regular class with confidence. Or continue in this class. Some of my most experienced students come along to this class regularly. All the postures can be adapted, Some students sit in a chair, everyone can practise.

    *You may begin the class anytime and pay as you go but this class is carefully structured to gradually introduce the important principles of yoga.

  • EMPIRE BAY HALL

    Monday 9.30 & 6 pm
    Hatha Class

    The General Class is suitable for beginners to experienced.

    All classes have a focus and as a guideline we practice 50 minutes Traditional Hatha Yoga. Which will increase your health, fitness, strength and flexibility. Followed by 10 minutes relaxation, learning to relax the body and the mind.

    Classes are casual and friendly and students have a wide range of experience

    BEGINNERS
    This class is suitable for beginners and I always demonstrate the gentle variation of each posture first. If you have an injury or are an absolute beginner you may want to start in the gentle yoga class. If you are unsure which class will suit you give me a call.

    STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE
    Are guided from the beginners posture into more advanced asana's as they continue to deepen their practice.

  • BENSVILLE HOME STUDIO.

    Christmas party for my students is on Saturday December 7th.
    12- 2 pm
    Bring along a small dish of something vegetarian to share.