Christina Stoevelaar

Brunswick Heads NSW
Australia

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As a yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist with a diploma in Holistic Counselling my intention in my classes is to foster a sense of safety and self acceptance through mindful breath work (pranayama),alignment and gentle movement. My personal journey of growth and discovery spans 25 years. I didn't start doing yoga till I was 40. A friend took me to a private studio with an Iyengar teacher, I didn't know what to expect but I was 'hooked'. In 2006 I went on to do my first Hatha Yoga teacher training in British Columbia, Canada where I lived and worked for 8 years. This has led me to the heart of my practice which is a Hatha style woven with Restorative Yoga and gentle somatic movement. One of the most recent and profound influences on my work has been Thomas Meyers Anatomy Trains. This work can help to change the shape of our bodies by releasing the myofascia through holding poses for extended periods of time. This work is the antithesis of the “no-pain-no-gain” mentality. You receive the greatest benefits from your practice not through forcing yourself into a pose, but by releasing and surrendering to it. This approach helps to cultivate compassion and acceptance of your body and its inherent limitations.
I am passionate about sharing this unique, gentle style of yoga. I love helping my students feel empowered, relaxed, present and grateful so they can step into their lives with more joy and love to spread around.

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