Lucilla Jane – Founder Of Joy Yoga
Ongoing Yoga Student & Teacher
From my very first Yoga class I just knew this practice was for me. What I didn’t realise was why it was for me. And what exactly is was going to do for me.
Wow, that was about 18 years ago now.
I, like many others, started to practice Yoga because physically it felt sooo good. What kept me coming back, & quickly beginning my own personal practice, was the realisation I could start to control my moods & emotional states better.
What lead me to teach Yoga was the life changing understanding of the power of this Ancient Art form. It helped me to interact & respond to Life differently, to begin to take control. And responsibility. That began to change everything. For the better.
I love Mixing Styles Together To Suit The Occasion…
Originally learning Iyengar Yoga overseas, I eventually returned home & began to experiment with the different types of Yoga around. And boy – there was a lot! So I had a lot of fun exploring a variety of approaching. And you know, they all have something special to offer. I love to mix these styles together, to tailor make a practice each day. Nothing prescribed. Nothing the same.
There Is No Right Or Wrong Way…
There is no right or wrong or best way with Yoga. It’s just whatever suits you.
I Love Humour, Flow & Creativity In My Classes
I’ve been teaching since 2007. This seed idea to teach sprouted after starting a ‘Yoga Club’ in the area when I couldn’t find a local teacher. This group started off with just two other women joining me, then grown into an entire class. The two women both still attend my classes today, as well as a number who joined in on that very first class!
I love to bring humour, flow & creativity into my classes. I encourage my students friends to do the same.
I believe in self alignment & try to teach what it should feel like when aligned rather than what it should look like. I love the use of props to help students friends be comfortable. I believe in developing a great degree of comfort in the body, not go out of the way looking for the pain. This can be a very Western approach to our bodies. One we need to soften.
Yoga should feel Delicious!
Thai Yoga Massage
I am also a Thai Yoga masseuse, having done 3 levels in Lotus Palm with Trinity Yoga, as well as some other trainings. I LOVE this practice – & so will you if you try it. So healing. So nurturing. So rejuvenating.
Read more here on what is Thai Yoga Massage here on my massage page.
I have a great passion for personal development & love to share what has helped me along the way. Now, what helps me might just help you.
From the late 1960s Clem has trained in meditation techniques in the Theravadan, Mahayana and Zen Buddhist traditions. During the 1970’s he extended his interest to the practices of Yoga and Tai Chi.
Clem Teaches Tai Chi and Meditation Classes…
Over the last twenty years Clem has presented Tai Chi/Meditation classes at the Morwell, Moe and Churchill Neighbourhood Houses and the Gippsland Institute of TAFE.
He has also presented a short course, Introduction to Zen Meditation, at Scope, Morwell and the Joy Yoga Centre, Moe.
Clem Is A Qualified Masseur…
In addition Clem is a qualified masseur; having completed his studies in Swedish Therapeutic and Myofascial Release massage at In-Touch Healing at Drouin in 2004.
Satyananda Yoga Teacher…
His long term interest in yoga and mediation culminated in Clem undertaking the Satyananda yoga teacher training course in 2010-11. He completed his Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Training in 2011.
Clem is an Accredited Satyananda Yoga Teacher and a member of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association (ATMA) as a teacher of meditation in the context of personal development and within a spiritual/religious tradition.
Studied With Ian Gawler At The Gawler Institute…
In 2012 he completed the Meditation Teacher Training course at the Gawler institute at Yarra junction and is qualified to deliver their Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation course.
Loves Continually Learning:)
Clem continues to develop his understanding of and explore the benefits of meditation and yoga through a dedicated home practice as well as regular attendance at workshops.
Nicky Lappin – Friday Flow
I started practicing yoga about 16 years ago, initially viewing yoga as a relaxing form of exercise. At that point in my life, I had become low on energy due to the demands of working whilst raising a young family. I soon realised yoga was a great way to help relieve stress, find a better understanding of the mind and body connection and improve my overall health and fitness.
Yoga Became a Great Passion in My Life
After completing an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching at the Australian Yoga Academy in 2016, I now have the honour of teaching yoga to others and sharing with them what has become a great passion in my life. I stand by the belief that yoga should be easily accessible to all people, from all walks of life.
Offering a Down to Earth Approach
I believe a down-to-earth approach is the way forward for my students. I employ a combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation and hope to share a variety of practices that I have learned and continue to learn on my yogic learning journey. I do this to give my students the best guidance I can offer them as they move through their individual yogic learning journeys.
Feeling Well, Looking Well and Living Well
As I share my passion with others, I stand by the motto of feeling well, looking well, and living well.
Nicky’s classes are open to all levels. Please come and experience the gifts and teachings only Nicky can give.
Honor Beveridge – Cover Teacher
I have come from a background of attending gym classes and running and cycling, all my adult life. Although I loved being active I found I was recovering less from each injury. This led to operations.
During a stressful period in my life I was drawn more to yoga and began to notice the effects it had on my mind as well as the relief in the physical body.
I Felt A Strong Calling To Study Yoga In More Depth…
In 2010 I began to study at The Australian Yoga Academy and obtained my advanced diploma. I also met Lucilla who became, and still is my mentor. This was one of the best decisions I have made for my own health and well being.
I Am Continually Studying….
I am continually developing my knowledge and have attended workshops and courses here and overseas. I have experimented with some of the different types of yoga that is around. I believe however, that the most benefits come from a dedicated home practice so you can decide what is required for your own body.
I Teach A Gently Flowing Style Of Class…
I like to teach a gentle flow style of class to allow everyone to feel comfortable at their level of practice by gentle guidance and support.
Yoga Is A Whole Body Practice…
Yoga is as much about the spirit and mind as it is the physical body. Like everything else, my yoga practice is constantly evolving, and I love to share the benefits with others.
Deb Vawdrey – Cover Teacher
Deb is new to the area. Previously she was living in Mornington where to practice and studied Yoga with Symphisis Yoga, completing her training in 2013.
This is what Deb has to say about Yoga:
Yoga has given me so much in the way of flexibility, strength, spiritual growth and self worth. I believe it has been the most significant influence on my life in recent years and given me a more open, accepting and loving outlook. Yoga has worked to improve my physical and emotional state.
The people I have met through yoga have enriched my life and opened my eyes and my heart to the importance of inner growth and self love.
Yoga Brings Balance And Stress Relief…
Yoga also provides me with balance and stress relief needed to cope with the pressures of my financial services business.
Since moving to the Gippsland region I have been blessed with many opportunities to further my teaching experience and get to know many of the wonderful people in the area who have made me feel at home in a totally new region.