Yoga is the Sanskrit word “to unite”, with the journey of yoga being to reunite the individual with his true nature. Yogic practices offer the potential for us to gain control over our apparently unconscious workings and become our own healers. Sometimes being laid out on our back is the only way that nature can show us how to restore ourselves with illness being the wakeup call to change. Yoga techniques seek to challenge negative patterns and expand the potent forces of our mind – through the vehicle of the movement and breath.
Meditation is an ancient practice of allowing oneself to go into a state of focused, calm awareness. There are two broad areas of meditation: concentration and mindfulness. In concentration your attention is focused and controlled on one thing such as a word or phrase – mantra. Mindfulness involves observing thoughts and feelings as they occur without judgement, allowing them to gentle float away from you. Meditation serves as the tool that helps us train to recognize accept and let go.
Homework in the form of yoga and meditation exercises will be provided to support healing. Yoga and meditation classes are available for small groups upon request for example a yoga class for family and friends on the morning of their Wedding.
About Susanjane Yoga / meditation history
At the age of 16 years I started learning meditation finding it to support my daily life. Mind Body medicine was a core unit of my Wellness studies at RMIT a unit I cherish and wish to share.
For half my life I have been studying yoga with my teacher Samuel Weinstein of the Transformational Yoga Institute, Mosman Park W.A.. At this school I taught for 10 years Pregnancy yoga, Therapeutic yoga and Power yoga. Currently I am working there in a relief capacity and have taught at Fitness First and Yoga on George St. My teachers include: Simon Borg Olivier, Bianca Machliss, Michael De Manincor, Roger Cole and Geeta Iyengar. Yoga supports union of mind and body developing awareness and healing, thus I provide yoga homework to clients.