Hi! My name is Judy Keen. I began regular Yoga practice over 18 years ago while living in Sydney. Working in the magazine industry involved many long hours sitting behind a computer screen, with the stress of dead lines and fast pace of inner city living. It just seemed natural to turn to yoga to restore balance and peace into my busy and hectic lifestyle.
One of our co-workers was a yoga instructor and began a weekly lunchtime yoga class. As interest grew we brought in additional teachers and yoga practice became an integral part of the workplace for many staff. This was the beginning of my yoga journey that continues to grow stronger and deeper to this day.
My husband and I moved back to our home town of Adelaide and I became a mother of two beautiful boys. I graduated from Yoga Spirit Studios Teacher Training Course as a qualified Yoga Instructor and am a member of the Yoga Australia. I am currently teaching yoga classes in the town of Bridgewater in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
I became engaged in yoga because of the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges that it brings into my life. I particularly felt the benefits of yoga during my pregnancies and the practice also helped me recover from old sports injuries. I enjoy bringing yoga to the work place as I remember the benefits it gave me when I worked in a corporate environment. I would encourage all to follow their hearts and introduce yoga in some form to their life, to bring the balance so necessary in day to day living.
Kama is a qualified holistic health coach, meditation leader and reiki practitioner. She is also a mum, so understands the challenges of fitting in self-care practices like yoga and meditation into a busy lifestyle.
Kama's intention is to connect the community with natural health practices like meditation in a meaningful, down-to-earth and achievable way – also to empower clients to look after their own health.
Meditation is a skill for everyone - it reduces stress related conditions such as anxiety and depression. When we meditate, the brain and nervous system undergo fundamental changes that cause the reduction and prevention of these conditions. Meditation increases stress resilience and improves quality of life. I encourage everyone to explore meditation and integrate it in their lifestyle for improved health and wellbeing.
Amelia has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years focussing largely on Iyenga and Hatha styles. In recent years she has discovered a passion for restorative yoga, which complements the other styles and provides a holistic approach.
We all need moments in our lives to allow our bodies to relax and our minds to release from the busyness of our days. Restorative yoga is a practice that is about slowing down your mind and opening your body through gentle stretching. Your muscles are allowed to relax deeply through longer held asanas (poses).
Restorative yoga is suitable for all experience levels. Supportive props are used to assist all students to allow their muscles to fully relax, their minds to calm and their breath to quieten.
"Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy." - BKS Iyengar