Sol teaches Traditional Yoga practices to Corporate, Community, Individual and Special needs groups promoting wellbeing, insight and development at personal, relational and professional levels. The perspective and approach to teaching is guided by Traditional Yoga including Buddhist values and are supported by Eastern contemplative and Western contemporary research and learning.
The style of teaching is adapted to individual, group and situational needs while working safely within current natural constraints and circumstances. Classes typically follow gentle, slowly progressive and relaxed practices based on Asana (physical postures and movement), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation), Meditation (mindful contemplative awareness). Depending on participants, these practices may range from the gentle, subtle movement of limbs and joints, to moderate strength developmental practices and occasionally stronger dynamic practices.
Sol’s teaching style is facilitative and human centred with a strong focus on self-awareness, self-care, self-development, self-management as well as the importance of connectedness to community and responsibilities (Sangha). Classes often explore the original intent and purpose of Yoga, the management of the mind, body, emotions and stress as well as foundations for living a life with greater clarity, meaning and wellbeing. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as for those more experienced and are often also suitable for those with a range of health, abilities and conditions.
Sol has a diverse range of Yoga life experiences extending across traditions of Hatha, Iyenga, Ashtanga, Oki, Buddhist, Tibetan as well as adapted holistic Yoga practice. Sol has travelled extensively across India and the Himalaya, staying in Monasteries and Ashrams, has led groups exploring the origins of Yoga from Nepal across Tibet through to the mythical Yoga pilgrimage site of Mt Kailash.
Working with a broad range of people, groups, organisations, cultures and traditions, Sol's approach to Yoga is highly inclusive. Classes promote the creation of a welcoming, friendly and respectful space which is supportive of diversity including participants with (and with-out) specific beliefs, traditions, religious, or spiritual views. Sol has been teaching Yoga for over 20 years and is a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.
Themes of Practice
Yoga classes and events cater for:
- Local Community practice groups
- Special Needs and personalised one to one classes
- Charitable NGOs and Community groups
- Yoga Pilgrimage & Teachings
- Corporate classes since 1996
Qualifications and Teaching style
Sol has a Diploma in Yoga Teaching, Master in Adult Education and a facilitative teaching style which promotes a graduated progression of practices suitable for people of all ages and condition.
Types of Pactices
Classes may include:
- Physical postures (asana)
- Breathing practices (pranayama)
- Deep Relaxation practices (Yoga Nidra)
- Meditation Classes
- Yoga Theory, Philosophy and History
- A practical humanity perspective including influence and interrelationships with the teachings and traditions of Buddhism, the traditional Yoga of India as well as Western & Eastern contemplative views and practices
Indivuduality, Practice & Outcomes
Classes give thoughtful and appropriate attention to:
- Individual conditions and needs
- Care and Safety in the practice of Yoga
- Developing ones own personal sequence of yoga practices (for home use)
- Developing a sense of community and responsibility
Important: Duty of Care Agreement
Duty of care in your safe practice of Yoga. Please note that it is essential to follow qualified professional medical advice on any medical, health and other associated conditions and risk. Where you have not done so already, please ensure that you seek qualified medical professional advice prior to attending any Yoga class, including seeking new advice on any new issues or changes which may arise. This includes asking your qualified medical professional whether attendance at Yoga is appropriate and whether there is any particular practice, posture or movement that is not suitable. Note that while a range of advice and guidance may be provided during class for those that would like to take additional care, this does not replace or diminish the advice provided by a qualified medical professional. It is also important to notice prior to and during your practice as to how your body is responding and feeling on a simple physical level. Please ensure that you avoid pain or strain or overexertion or stress, by stopping and resting when needed and avoiding practices which may be unsuitable. Please be aware that by making payment for Yoga classes or by attending Yoga class you confirm your agreement to the above, including agreement to take full and complete responsibility for your own safe practice and outcomes.