HEART IN YOGA – Founder Avril Strutt

Background: 

My Yoga Practice deepened after becoming a mother and finding the practice of mindfulness combined with the movement that we get through today’s modern yoga was the medicine that I needed to bring equilibrium back to my mind and body.

My 3 Hart’s allowed me to explore yoga practice with them and I enjoyed our time messing around and finding happiness with kid’s yoga.  I decided to enrol in a Yoga teaching course that offered kids yoga as well as Hatha and Vinyasa as part of their teachings, with my goal in mind to become a Children’s Yoga Teacher. During my learning I realised how joyful and rewarding teaching to adults could be, especially when I was privileged enough to teach the inspiring members at Kids Cancer Support Group – KCSG - http://kcsg.org.au/.

Over the last 3 years I love the little community vibe we have created with my classes in Bayswater, WA. Currently you can find me teaching flow, yin and gentle yoga classes at 2 venues in Bayswater: Bayswater Tennis Club on Murray St and in the gardens at Ellis House on Milne St, Bayswater, WA.

I am delighted to be able to expand my offering to include a range of Yoga classes at The Mindful Space in Maylands. Upon meeting Alisa of InsiteMind and discovering that our vision and goals were intrinsically aligned I could not wait to become a part of this positive, collaborative, collective.

My dream:

I would love to provide the community of Maylands and its surrounds a safe space to explore the benefits of modern yoga. Often, I hear that people feel too intimidated to begin yoga either they feel like they are not fit or flexible enough. Maybe they are unsure as to what spiritual experience they may get. My goal is to provide a safe space for all to feel comfortable and confident to find how yoga will work for them within their body. Mindful, movement minus the spiritual stuff – I believe your spiritual journey is yours to have and will not impose any personal ideals I have.

Further Learnings:

My Yoga learning journey will never end, I have completed my Yin Yoga qualification appreciating the art of growth through the practice of stillness of body and mind.

I also have begun to explore the therapy side of yoga, strongly believing that yoga provides us with a high level of care that is required when going through times of trauma.  I have completed further studies on Yoga for cancer wellness and palliative care and look forward to delving deeper into this side of yoga teaching.   

Offerings:

Flow Yoga – A vinyasa style class, medium to fast paced practice of linking yoga postures together with a creative flow.

Yin Yoga – A still, meditative practice of holding seated postures for 2-5mins to create a deep stretch creating space in body and mind.

Body Conscious Yoga – A slow practice where we use all the props to support the body as we explore a variety of yoga postures, for those who feel a little self-conscious, this is a safe place to begin.

Yoga sculpt – Fast paced yoga practice where we will use light weights and resistance bands to increase the load. 50 mins with a 10-minute mindful reset to finish.

Gentle Yoga – Access all areas! Beginners welcome to this no-flow practice.

Yoga Courses available on request or via bookable courses:

Kids Yoga - starts 8th May: Book Now

Mother and Baby

Tiny Tots

Teens

Avril Strutt, Founder Hart in Yoga

Avril Strutt, Founder Hart in Yoga

Restorative/Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Yoga for Cancer Care

Men only

Chair Yoga

 

Email: avril.strutt@gmail.com any time for further information.

You can find me on Facebook & Instagram: @heartinyoga

 
 

YINIDRA - by Empowered Thinking

What is YiNidra? I hear you ask...

I have been practicing yoga for some time now and found it to be a life changing practice. I have taken it a step further and have completed a few different courses that are yoga and neurological in nature. I have discovered that there is a real need for people to find stillness that provides an opportunity to bring permanent change for the mind and physical body, while enabling emotional freedom.

As I continued on my path and research, organically YiNidra came to me. Over time I have developed a yoga modality that incorporates the physical body and the mind, this modality brings together the practice of YIN Yoga and Yoga Nidra. 

This is a brief on the two practices:

YIN YOGA - Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body's flow of energy.

YOGA NIDRA - also known as Yogic Sleep this is a powerful relaxation technique, it is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. Yoga Nidra, is considered to be one of the deepest meditation techniques, leading you into a state of total stillness and insight.

This ancient form of guided meditation has been proven effective to reduce stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness and many other psychological disorders.

the Yin postures are held for 3 to 10 minutes while focusing on the breath. Through these gentle stretches your attention will go inward allowing you to notice and develop a deeper awareness of your body, this then leads to slowing down the chatter in the mind. Your body and mind will find stillness giving space to release built up tension, stress and anxiety, providing a perfect self-development tool for the often fast-paced life of the modern world.

Once acquainted with this practice you’ll see how altering your brain-waves can instantly transport you into a magical state of deep relaxation.

YiNidra is essentially a Simple and effortless way to Reduce Stress and induce positive change with empowered intentions. This is a practice offering the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.

Benefits of YiNidra Yoga

FOCUS – The practice of YiNidra alters your brain chemistry to be more positive, productive, focused, and creative.

RELAX – When practicing YiNidra you develop the ability to release stress, while making you feel fully refreshed and completely relaxed.

SLEEP – As you continue to practice YiNidra you can develop healthier sleep habits you can fall asleep faster & have a better, deeper, and more peaceful sleep.

PEACE – As YiNidra becomes a regular practice you will find your inner peace and the ability to live in the NOW.

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6.15PM - 7.30pm - book your space

 
 

FELDENKRAIS by Life Ease

 

The Feldenkrais Method

The way we move, stand, and think can limit our potential to live optimally in our daily lives. Behaviours and habits in movement and thinking that we have acquired both biologically and culturally throughout our life can constrain this potential. Initially, most people try The Feldenkrais Method to relieve pain from an injury, or to improve their balance or other bodily movement. However, The Feldenkrais Method not only promotes and encourages more functional, efficient and flexible movement, but it also encourages and supports more flexible and functional behaviour. The Feldenkrais Method provides you with the opportunity and tools that teach you to move through life with ease, teaching you precisely how movement works and how you can improve upon and ultimately replace your previous behaviours

Feldenkrais can help:

  • Pain, Arthritis, Trauma

  • Improve balance, Improve Posture, Improve walking, sitting, and standing comfortably

  • Pain & movement limitations

  • Improve performance in sports, arts and music

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Neurological conditions such as stroke, MS, PD, post polio and many others

  • Stress and anxiety