Author Archive | Gwynn Stewart

Have a Little Faith

Gentle Spirit Yoga quite - Believe trust have a little faith

 

On a scale from 1-10 how trusting are you? Do you try to control every single detail of your life or do you have a little faith in a higher purpose?

In order to trust or have a little faith, we must first believe. Believe that there is something greater at work. A higher plan to our purpose.  Continue Reading →

Gentle Yoga Classes Bendigo

Gentle Spirit Yoga Restore Balance Within

Holistic Gentle Yoga for Women

 

Hello beautiful Souls, welcome to Gentle Spirit Yoga ~ Holistic Gentle Yoga for Women.

I invite you to join me (Gwynn) and a wonderful group of women as we explore all aspects of Yoga with a holistic and gentle approach within a supportive and nurturing environment. Classes are small which provides you with the opportunity to explore, accept and own your own unique brilliance, because we are all different. Experience the power of connecting to your breath on a deeper level. Develop mindfulness to live within the present moment. And be guided to focus and quiet your busy mind, honour your own body and its needs and nourish your spirit, that deeper connection to Self.

You will experience gentle, strengthening movement, meditation and the power of the breath to calm your nervous system relieving anxiety and stress. I also incorporate into the classes the sound and vibration of the crystal singing bowl (tuned to the heart chakra energy centre), the rhythm and vibration of the tanpura (Indian instrument) to balance your energy and the soft, gentle beat of the buffalo drum to ground you.

Yoga isn’t something that you do, it’s an experience! ‘Yoga’ is the feeling the practice creates within you! Yoga is union between body, mind and spirit. Yoga is balance, inner peace, connection, calm, quiet… Your yoga practice gives you the tools to connect to these feelings as part of your daily life. Self care is a priority to restore balance within! Yoga is a journey to reconnect with that spark of divinity within you. The deepest longing of your soul. It’s what often gets lost and forgotten as a result of our busy lives because we are so busy ‘doing’ and not ‘Being’.

I care deeply for each person that comes through my studio door! Our stories may be different, but our hearts are the same. I aim to provide you with a safe, nurturing and supportive environment and the tools and skills to live a more present and balanced life. I teach yoga to offer Hope, as I know that life truly is better with yoga!

Bookings are essential to experience my yoga classes ~ Contact Gwynn 0409970379

What the ladies are saying:

The best day of the week… I love my yoga…  I feel totally safe & comfortable…  I can be myself…  It’s so much more than just a yoga class, it seeps into my daily life… It’s reconnected me to my faith…  I love the meditation…  I cope better…  I really enjoy the music…  Time for me…  Creates space within me…  I need my yoga class…  I am a better person because of yoga…  Healing…  Nourishes my soul…  Helped my anxiety… I feel more calm… I can handle things better… My family is calmer because I am calmer…  I feel so relaxed… I can breathe more deeply… I feel lighter… I am so much more present & mindful… I learned to let go & surrender… I learned to love & accept myself… Gwynn is a gentle soul & so quiet, patient, kind, loving, generous & caring…

Love & Blessings

Gwynn Stewart ~ 0409970379

Gentle Yoga Classes Bendigo ~ Class Timetable & details

 

Testimonials ~

“As a beginner to yoga, I was a little nervous about taking classes. Fortunately for me, Gentle Spirit Yoga has been a great place for me to start. Gwynn is very patient and considerate, meets me where I am, and is very encouraging. I have already noticed an increase in my flexibility and strength, as well as feeling more relaxed and calm after learning relaxation and breathing techniques. I can highly recommend taking classes at Gentle Spirit Yoga. You won’t regret it.” ~ Keren

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“I have thoroughly enjoyed the Gentle Spirit Yoga classes for the last couple of years. Gwynn goes out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. Even though I had not done yoga before and was now retired and overweight, I really feel the benefits of the stretching and relaxation and leave every class glad I made the effort.” ~ Cheryl

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“In Gentle Spirit Yoga, Gwynn provides a nurturing and safe space for the practice of yoga. Her yoga teaching encompasses every level of yoga from low impact relaxation and revitalising poses to more powerful core strengthening poses. I find her meditation process at the end of each session particularly powerful and soothing at the same time, setting me up perfectly for the week ahead in the stressful world. My time in Gwynn’s yoga sessions grants me timeout from the day to day grind as well as teaching me new tools for peaceful meditation, coping techniques and strengthening my body for each week to come. Thanks Gwynn for providing such a wonderful and safe experience in Gentle Spirit Yoga!”  ~  Amara

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“I’ve done other exercise classes in the past but never straight Yoga. I was a little hesitant to try Yoga as it seemed in the too hard basket for me and my body. After the first class I was hooked – Gwynn’s GSY class is now the highlight of my week. I leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and empowered by what I can do. Gwynn is a patient, attentive, informative and accommodating teacher and I love all the different elements of the class. I would recommend Gentle Spirit Yoga to anyone!”  ~  Kat

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“I was encouraged to attend Gentle Spirit Yoga last year by a friend, I am so glad I took her advice. My experience with GSY has been very rewarding, as I suffer with lower back pain & Scoliosis, I needed a therapy that was gentle yet effective. I am a middle aged person and my thoughts of Yoga was “its for the younger generation” but I soon changed my mind I was very comfortable with my ability to accomplish my moves. There are day’s when I am still not as pliable as I’d like and that is fine, Gwynn always encourages us to only do what is comfortable for OUR bodies at the time. Gwynn’s attentive nature and serene presence has you coming away walking taller, feeling a lot more relaxed than when you first walked in and upon leaving the class, you even have a spring in your step.” ~ Deb

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“My journey with Multiple Sclerosis started three & a half years ago. I find Gentle Spirit Yoga helps my Mind, Body & Spirit to better manage my MS symptoms & the challenges I face living with a chronic illness everyday.

Yoga helps to improve my balance, flexibility, strength & range of motion to reduce falls & sprains due to having difficulty walking & balance issues associated with MS. I have muscle spasms in my legs & find yoga makes it easier to cope with the tight, stiff & sore muscles that MS causes. Yoga gives me a much needed higher energy level as I struggle with MS fatigue daily.  Continue Reading →

The meaning of Om

Gentle Spirit Yoga Quote - There's no place like Om

‘Om’ is our connection with the Divine!

To define the meaning of Om is like trying to explain all of existence. ‘Om’ is as elusive in its meaning as it is as powerful in its vibration and divinity. As ‘Om’ is our connection to all things as it is the sound vibration of the Universe. It is said that ‘Om’ can be heard in outer space and that everything comes from the sound vibration of ‘Om’ and goes back to that place. Continue Reading →

Affirmations versus Aspirations

Gentle Spirit Yoga blog Affirmation versus Aspiration

We all love an affirmation. There is something about affirming to the Universe the wish to make positive changes within ones life. Whether it be that strategically placed stick it note on the bathroom mirror attesting to your self worth and confidence or maybe on the edge of your computer screen encouraging you to reach your potential and to never give up.  Continue Reading →

Discovering Yoga

Gentle Spirit Yoga ~ Discovering Yoga

 Discovering Yoga ~ A  personal journey of self discovery to something more

Did you ever think that there had to be something more? That you are here for a purpose? Have you ever felt an empty void inside that doesn’t ever seem to fill no matter how much you try? Well that is how I have felt as long as I can remember. Always searching but never finding. Always seeking on a worldly scale for that unattainable approval and acceptance.  Continue Reading →