Do you have a favourite yoga book? Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff. (Ooh yes and it’s a signed copy too!)
Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra. Not strictly a yoga book but quite yoga-ish.
Is there a movie you can quote word for word? The Fifth Element.
What makes you laugh the hardest? Sharing funny memories with family, each member taking their turn to be the butt of the joke. In fact I’m laughing to myself as I write, picturing my hubby falling up some steps in a hotel in Spain, with me and the three kids bent over crying behind him, trying to check he was ok without him realising we were giggling!
What’s something that would surprise us about you? I started out my teaching career as a Pole Fitness teacher.
Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa Flow, Core Yoga, Yin, Yin/Yang, Chair, slower moving Subtle Yoga, and Trauma Sensitive yoga.
What does your own yoga practice look like? Varies from meditation, yin, gentle yoga, or strong vinyasa.
Do you remember your first yoga class? In a community hall at Dimboola. I loved the grounding inward focus, the opposite to judgement based performance.
What do you like to do on the weekends? Catch up with the kids, coffee, markets, walking, painting, garden.
Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? Drawing on the right side of the brain (Betty Edwards)
What’s something that would surprise us about you? I lived on a kibbutz for 7 months
Which styles of yoga do you teach? Vinyasa Flow, Pre/Postnatal and Core Yoga which is Pilates and infused. My classes are always a Vinyasa vibe with plenty of core awareness.
What does your own yoga practice look like? Usually 20 to 30 mins of quiet time, rarely standing and really listening to my bodies needs at the time.
Do you remember your first yoga class? I remember that I walked out feeling like I was floating like the sensation after just receiving a massage. I knew immediately I had found something special.
Do you have a favourite yoga book? I refer to a book “Yoga for Women” by Shakta Kaur Khalsa as it has advice on all stages of our life and cycles.
Do you have a favourite non-yoga book? “Super Attractor” by Gabby Bernstein
What’s something that would surprise us about you? I’m extremely quiet and private when I’m not teaching. I rarely put on the TV or music in my home and socialising is something I need to really push myself to do.
More info about Shylie coming soon!
Which styles of yoga do you teach? I started out as a Vinyasa teacher but at the moment I’m really into Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. I’m also liking traditional Hatha better and better as it incorporates more pranayama and meditation.
What does your own yoga practice look like? Consistently erratic. I go from periods of full immersion (daily practices of two hours a day) to hardly being able to drag myself onto the mat for weeks.
Do you remember your first yoga class? I will never forget! It was at a big gym in Singapore, where I’d been a member for a while before trying the Wednesday evening yoga class. I don’t remember much of the class itself, but I do remember waking up the next morning aching everywhere. I was sold.
Do you have a favourite yoga book? So many good ones, but can I name two? The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele (which you can read from cover to cover) and Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil (which is more a very useful reference book with insights that go beyond classic anatomy).