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.
I am passionate about supporting people to connect to their inner world through their body and its infinite wisdom and knowledge.
I have been practicing as a Transpersonal Counsellor since 2010. In 2015 I received a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (counselling).
I love counselling, however there was something missing. I have completed Reiki 1 and 2 qualifications and Aura Healing and still something was missing.
I have finished a Restorative Yoga Nidra and Breath Work course and feel I have found what I was searching for. I love supporting people through working with the breath, gentle stretches and yoga nidra/meditation.
Cynthia has been practicing and sharing yoga for 30 years. To Cynthia the practice of Yoga is strongly connected to the everyday experience of breathing. Her passion is to take you on a surprising journey to explore the connection your breath has to your overall wellbeing, as you find out what works best for you.
During her years as a dancer Yoga was a big part of Cynthia’s training, she has a sound knowledge of the moving body and how to recover from injuries. Dynamic Yoga is the tool to keep flexible and fit, Restorative Yoga is the recipe to relax and recover, we just need to learn to listen to the signals our body gives to us.
In Cynthia’s class you will be learning different ways to tap into your breathing, both to energise and to relax, you will be surprised by the deep impact the breath has on your health. The class is based on Hatha Yoga, with a focus on aligning the breath with the movement.
Practicing yoga has kept Cynthia mostly sane through parenthood and helped her to develop strategies facing the challenges of ageing.
Rachel Grant is a yoga and meditation teacher and a clinical hypnotherapist. Rachel is a very practical and insightful practitioner in the wellbeing and wellness field, having undertaken a personal journey of restoration from burnout through the use of yoga, meditation, art, self-compassion and gratitude.
Rachel walks alongside clients to develop enjoyable, sustainable, healthy rituals that utilise yoga, meditation, diet, art and habit formation, through individual or group yoga and meditation, hypnotherapy, mandala art workshops and wellbeing in the workplace training. Rachel’s yoga is gentle and meditative, providing you the space and guidance to unwind and let go.
You’ll appreciate Rachel’s nurturing, light-hearted, sensitive nature as she provides you with an experience that gives you a sustained feeling of renewed energy, self-belief and a calmer mind.
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.
"Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy." - BKS Iyengar