The much talked about topic of mindfulness came up in class this week and I wanted to expand and share the discussion so everyone could benefit.Continue Reading →
Author Archive | Gwynn Stewart
Our resistance to ‘what is’ is what keeps us trapped in the never-ending cycle of our pain body and can create suffering. Recognising and overcoming resistance is key. Resistance is the reason that we keep re-living and going over our old restrictive behaviour and patterns. Resistance is when we don’t want something to be as it is. We want the situation or outcome to be different to the one we are experiencing. So we physically and or mentally create resistance within our body and mind. Continue Reading →
How do you create the life you want when it seems the whole world is rallying for your attention?
Have you noticed how so many emails, text and advertising (just to name a few) are marked urgent and in need our immediate attention? Advertising plays on our fear of missing out so we feel compelled to engage. Fear of missing out, also extends to other areas of our life. Continue Reading →
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 →
Holistic Gentle Yoga for Women & Meditation
Hello beautiful Souls,
I invite you to join me (Gwynn) and a wonderful group of women as we explore all aspects of Yoga and Meditation with a holistic and gentle approach within a supportive and nurturing environment. Classes are small to provide you with the opportunity to explore, accept and own your own unique brilliance, as 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 nourish your spirit, to establish a connection to Self.
Experience gentle, strengthening postures (asana), meditation and the power of the breath to calm your nervous system relieving anxiety and stress. Also incorporated into a class is the sound and vibration of the crystal singing bowls (tuned to the heart chakra energy centre and higher heart chakra), the rhythm and vibration of the tanpura (Indian instrument) to restore and balance your energy and the soft, gentle beat of the buffalo drum to ground you.
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 as we are so busy ‘doing’ and not ‘Being.’ Yoga isn’t something that you do, Yoga is an experience! ‘Yoga’ is the feeling the practice creates within you! Yoga is union between body, mind and spirit to establish inner peace, balance, connection, calm, quiet… Your yoga practice gives you the tools to connect to these feelings as part of your daily life.
Breathe & make time for yourself
Our stories may be different, but our hearts are the same. We all want to experience peace and a quiet stillness within our body and mind and connect to Spirit/Self. My aim is to provide you with a safe, nurturing and supportive environment and the tools and skills to live a more present and balanced life. I began teaching yoga to offer the hope that there is another way to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, a busy mind and the demands of daily life. Beneath it all there is a wonderful and precious Soul just waiting to shine. It’s time to shine your light onto the world. Life really is better with Yoga!
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
Gentle Yoga Classes Bendigo ~ Class Timetable, details and bookings
“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 Continue Reading →
As our yoga class comes to an end, we sit together silently with our eyes closed and bring our hands to our heart in prayer position (Anjali mudra). As I recite my favourite interpretation of Namaste, I feel moved by the meaning behind the spoken words. Together, we gently bow our head as we allow ‘Namaste’ to softly pass through our lips. I am so deeply moved by its divinity a lump forms in my throat and I have goose bumps on my arms. Such is the power of ‘Namaste.’
Have you ever wondered why do you do Yoga? This is a question often asked whether by someone we have met or even our own thought processes as we ponder why we enjoy the practice of Yoga. Continue Reading →
‘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 →
Why you should change your perspective to discover your courage through vulnerability. It will change the way you view everything that you do!
‘When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.’ – Madeline L’Engle
I don’t know about you, but I have always had this preconceived idea of how I am supposed to be, act and look as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and even as a yoga teacher. Continue Reading →