Glow Flow Silent Yoga Disco

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Glow Flow Silent Yoga Disco

Fusing yoga and live beats, experience the perfect remedy for a wintery Friday night.

A 60 minute all-level Sumits Vinyasa Flow yoga event brought to you by The Yoga Garage Perth and Audiovault Events, to the fluid beats of DJ James Millen Mayne.

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Hot Pilates Open Day

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Hot Pilates Open Day

The The Yoga Garage Perth is pumped to introduce Hot Pilates to our schedule. Join us Sunday 12 February, when all Hot Pilates classes will be free for you to try.

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Brooke

Brooke

My name is Brooke Crowe and I am one of the new additions to the Scarborough Yoga family.

Originally from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, I relocated to Perth just over 2 years ago for not only the incredible beaches and lifestyle however also for my job within Human Resources.

I was extremely fortunate to have discovered yoga at a time when I just wasn’t satisfied with my daily fitness regime. As much as I felt yoga was pure torture initially, I quickly developed a strong relationship with it and with regular practice I soon saw some amazing physical and emotional benefits. My body shape changed, I become more aware of my actions/reactions, I was able to manage stress effectively and deal with situations which were previously considered more challenging. Overall I felt more balanced, which in return had a significant influence on my personal and professional growth.

I can now say I have practiced many different styles of yoga over the last 6 years, including Vinyasa, Bikram, Yin and more recently SUMITS. Yoga is a very personal practice, something which takes commitment, consistency, courage, the ability to let go. You can really explore your body in many shapes and forms however you too create this sense of inner fire, of being alive. I find SUMITS yoga the right balance of cardio vascular fitness as well as strength and conditioning, therefore I wanted to share with others this incredible connection I have for the practice which is one of the fundamental reasons and motivation to teach.

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Danielle

Danielle

I began practicing yoga 4 years ago after needing something a bit different to my usual running routine.

I went to a Bikram Yoga class at the studio not really knowing what to expect other than the fact I knew it was going to be hot, went to one class and then never looked back. When the studio introduced Sumits Yoga, I went along to the first class  which was a challenge, but it was a class I had to keep coming back to. Each time I went into the hot room my body became stronger and I was noticing I could do more.  Also along with the fact that there is music involved it was hard for me not to become addicted.

I completed the Sumits Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 at The Yoga Garage and learnt so  much not only about yoga, but about myself and it was an amazing experience. One main point I learnt is that yoga is a forever changing experience and that we do not need to be harsh on ourselves physically or mentally in the yoga room. It is important to just let it happen, our bodies are very clever and will become stronger and flexible with time.  It is a  great feeling to be able to guide people through their practice and to see the smiles on their faces when they leave class.

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Ingrid

Ingrid | Iron Yoga Teacher, The Yoga Garage, Scarborough

I started practising yoga when I was pregnant with my first child, 18 years ago. 

From the first day I was hooked! As well as being an avid gym goer, I found the benefits of yoga helped me with muscle soreness and recovery but it also taught me how to meditate. I practised regularly and tried various styles of yoga but feel in love with hatha yoga. My 1st yoga teacher was a sweet mum of 6  whom had the patience of a saint ( I thought I need to be like that!) so she encouraged me to continue with yoga & mediation pre and post natal which I did with both of my children. I become a personal trainer in 2007 and moved to the Middle East where I worked for the Royal family in Oman. I was fortunate enough to meet some wonderful yogis from all over the world and travel to many yoga retreats in Europe and India. My love for yoga deepened and I began incorporating yoga postures into my clients training programs for stretching, we even ended each session with some mediation, which they loved! 

I moved back to Australia in 2012 and attended my first ‘hot yoga’ session at The Yoga Garage and before long I was practising Bikram 5/6 times a week for 18 months. But as my PT workload increased over the years my yoga practise suffered and I missed all the health, mind and body benefits yoga has. I needed to get back into it ASAP! 

Stu contacted me regarding an Iron Yoga Teacher Training course that Matt Miller (founder of Broga UK) was conducting at the studio and he thought it maybe something I’d be interested in………one chat over coffee and I was signed up for the teacher training and the rest is history! I absolutely LOVE that in 1 hour you can push your body to it’s limits with body weight strength training whilst incorporating stretching. I get so much pleasure in helping people achieve results/personal goals when it comes to their health and fitness, regardless of their age. I love being a part of the yoga community and seeing everyone’s happy smiling faces as they enter the hotbox for another workout challenge. 

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Laticia

I attended my first Bikram yoga class in early 2009. I spent the previous 18 years to that dancing competitively and professionally and was looking for something to keep my fitness levels and flexibility up. I remember my first class was a bit of a haze, I wasn’t quite sure what had just happened however the next morning I woke up with a calmness and clarity I found hard to explain. This is where my yoga journey began.

I very quickly began to notice not only the physical benefits of yoga but the overwhelming mental benefits. I begin to practise regularly and my love for yoga has only grown as I learn more about yoga and as a consequence I continue to learn more about myself.  

I was lucky enough to attend the Sumits Yoga Teacher Training course which commenced in April 2016. The 12 weeks of teacher training were life changing for me and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity for all I learnt and to now be teaching what I love so much.

I am a calmer and better person for doing yoga. I love that yoga brings people from all different walks of life together and I am privileged and honoured to share what I have learnt with students. Teaching yoga is extremely rewarding and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity.  They say yoga is intended to be practised for a life time, I intend to practise and teach for my lifetime I feel it’s what I am here for.

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Kate

Kate

I have been practising yoga for many years. I began with Ashtanga, moving onto Iyenga . After my second child I was seeking further balance and wanted do something for myself which also gave me a physical and mental challenge. 

I discovered Bikram Yoga which soon became a necessity in my life. With a job that is incredibly taxing on my body the discipline of Bikram became physically freeing and really challenged me mentally and physically. As a competitive person by nature I found Bikram provided the discipline I needed but also led me to explore whether I needed to find balance in my approach to yoga. 

When The Yoga Garage offered an opportunity to do a Sumits teacher training course I felt a deep sense that this course would teach me a more balanced approach. As they say ‘the greater the challenge, the greater the reward’ and the reward has certainly outweighed the challenge.

This course has also changed the way I feel in many aspects of my life. I was initially concerned about sacrificing the time with my family but upon reflection is was worth every minute for the accomplishment I now feel I have achieved.

My competitive nature has finally softened practising and now teaching the Sumits practise has taught me so much about myself and others. It's only the very beginning of the yoga teaching world for me which has so far been so rewarding and fulfilling.

The thing that has kept me coming back to yoga all these years is that every time I leave the yoga room I actually feel better than when I walk in. Providing other people with the opportunity to experience this feeling is incredibly rewarding, which is why I love teaching Sumit Yoga.
I also love the health benefits and endorphins other forms of exercise bring to my life, to do all of this I have found yoga has given me physical and mental scaffolding to keep enjoying  these physical activities outside of Yoga.

I plan to continue seeking how I can use this as a platform to help others balance their bodies and mind to enrich all the other aspects of their life as I have.

 

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Lindsay

Lindsay

I attended my first yoga class in 2014 whilst on holidays and instantly enjoyed it!

As soon as I returned home I signed up for an intro month with The Yoga Garage (Bikram Yoga Scarborough Beach at the time). I was hesitant at first however after practicing for the first month I was hooked.

I find practising yoga as a great opportunity to find some balance, in the midst of a busy schedule. I am very playful person and try not to take things too seriously; I find that I take this same attitude into my own practice.

I was lucky enough to complete my Sumits Yoga teacher training at the start of 2016 with Stu & Sumit at The Yoga Garage, I found it a challenging but very rewarding experience and was lucky enough to make some great friends in the process.

I love that I am now able to share this practice with others and I look forward to meeting all of the students at the studio.

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David

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
— C.C. Jung

Choosing to make changes in your life can be difficult and often we need someone to stand behind us and push, stand in front of us and lead or stand next to us and hold our hand.

With a plethora of knowledge, a life of experience and credibility derived from making the journey, I can support, encourage and help you through yours. 

Start today to change tomorrow.
ADOPT A HOLISITC APPROACH TO YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

With over twenty years’ experience in health fitness I understand time and the lack of it and success and the need for it.
By committing to being physically fit and changing the mental and physical space you operate in, you will realize your true potential and reap the benefits and rewards this has to offer.

Co-owner of Action Business Coaching Franchise
The Worlds # 1 Business Coaching Firm

Personal transformation therapist, Certificate IV in Physical Fitness, Certified nutritionist, RYS 200 Diploma in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga with Associated Yoga Meditation Ashram, Rishikesh, Northern India, Yin Yoga (Joe Barnet), Thump boxing, Crank It suspension training accreditations, Senior First Aid Certificate.

Represented Australia twice as in Triathlon World Championships
Learnt to swim at age 42
Competed in six marathons & completed first Ironman at 52 years of age

I am passionate about helping people realise their full potential by adopting a holistic approach to physical fitness, nutrition and well-being.
Adept at understanding the issues and working out the solutions.

Empathetic I, Goal Oriented I, Focused I Driven 

I’ve been fat, broke, a smoker, an alcoholic and dependent. I know what it is like to want to make the changes but have no idea where to start. In the face of adversity I reached out, I was able to achieve what I thought was unachievable. Let me help you. It all starts with empathy and I have that in spades.
— David Laidlaw

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New Yoga Timetable

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New Yoga Timetable

At The Yoga Garage we embrace change, for where there is change there is growth. We are really excited to announce two new classes to the schedule...

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Julia Brown

Julie Brown

In 1995 I suffered a go-kart accident. My hair got caught in the engine and my cervical spin (C5) got turned on it's side. The impact ripped my head back bending my wind pipe until I couldn't breathe. After that I was unable to turn my head too far to the right and looking up to the sky was near impossible and very painful.

I turned first to swimming as a way of rehabilitating myself until a friend (thanks Jerome) recommended I try this 'yoga in a sauna' as a way of giving my spine back some mobility.  At the time I was living in London and there were only two Bikram studios; both about an hour away on the tube. The one class I tried quickly turned into two and then into ten as I took full advantage of the intro pass. The benefits were immediate and there was no stopping me! I remember the teachers always saying that the postures you don't like are the ones you need and that one day those postures will become your favourite. They were right and backbends ARE now my favourite! I completed the beginners teacher training in May 2003 and the advance sequence in June 2010.

Yoga helps keep my life in balance, physically, emotionally and mentally. I feel that yoga gives me the energy to be the best mum. It helps keep my mind focused so that I can complete my Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD at the same time.

I am so fortunate to be able to share the wonderful healing benefits of this yoga with others. I am inspired by watching and hearing the transformations that take place as students travel this journey and am forever grateful to my students for teaching me more than I could possibly ever teach them.

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Rachel Thwaites

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Yoga has been a part of my life since I was young, I started out doing some Ashtanga classes with my mother and auntie when I was 15 years old. While going through year 11 and 12 me and my fellow students were offered discount classes by our school as a form of stress relief while going through our exams. It turns out the otherwise very prim and proper vice principle of our school was quite the Yoga master! He taught more traditional Iyengar with straps and bolsters and I did my first headstand there. The classes were the perfect compliment hours of study and the stress of exams.

I first practiced Bikram Yoga in 200 not long after the studio first opened in Scarborough, right down the road from my house. I definitely made the most of my intro pass! I found the heat quite challenging at first but it wasn’t long till I was hooked. I came to the studio regularly for quite some time. While studying architecture I was hunched over a drawing desk or a computer a lot of the time which wasn’t ideal for my neck and shoulders. Bikram Yoga made a huge difference to my mood and posture and the more consistent I was, the better things were.

I fell out of the habit of coming to Bikram Yoga for a while due to hectic study and travel, but I continued my own practice at home and abroad with friends and family often. Now, after a short hiatus I am back into the Bikram Yoga community! It hasn’t taken long to notice the change in my mood, health, fitness and well-being. I don’t know what I’d do without yoga, it’s such a great stress reliever and makes a difference to all different parts of your life. Yoga has exposed me to new ways of living, from caring for my body more by eating better, to learning about meditation and mindfulness. It’s great to see students coming in everyday and experiencing the positive effects Yoga has on all areas of life. I love working in the studio: the yoga community is full of passionate, amazing and loving people!

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Heidi Robinson

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After practicing various forms of yoga on and off since 1998 in Australia, Heidi stumbled across Bikram yoga in Fulham, London several years later in 2007. Full of energy and vitality she was hooked after the first class and immediately knew she wanted to teach.

Heidi is a qualified Myotherapist having completed a 3 year Advanced Diploma from RMIT University in Melbourne. She specializes in the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction, postural imbalances, sports and soft tissue injuries.

She has a passion for anatomy and physiology and understands the major role Bikram yoga plays to improve the functions of the body. Not only do physical benefits occur, but mental and emotional breakthroughs can be reached also. Bikram yoga provides a safe, supportive and challenging environment to build body awareness, which is essential to the healing process.

Heidi completed her Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Las Vegas in Spring 2010. She taught her first class in San Francisco before heading back to the UK to teach in London for the next 3 years.  The lure of sunshine, beaches, family and friends pulled Heidi back home to Perth where she and her British husband Toby settled in quickly and had their first baby (Leo) in October of 2014.

Heidi is extremely passionate about the amazing benefits of regular yoga practice and is continually inspired and motivated by her students and fellow teachers.

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