We invite you to join our Yoga Community in the Northern Illawarra.
Ashtanga is a Sanskrit term meaning eight limbs and refers to the eight-fold path of yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras, an ancient text attributed to the sage Patanjali. Practicing these eight limbs holistically leads to wellbeing.
You will begin with the Primary Series were the postures evolve slowly over time and allow students to choose the depth and intensity of their experience. Regular practice creates stability and confidence in your body and cultivates a calm and meditative state of mind.
You will become stable in your legs and confident in the constellation of your limbs in various postures.
Focus on the internal body, breath and posture can bring one into a calm and meditative state of mind.
The postures in the sequence evolve slowly over time and allow students to choose the depth and intensity of their experience.
You will come to know each posture well and be able to practice independently.
Alyson Johnson is a registered Senior Teacher and Mentor with Yoga Australia and offers curriculum based professional development workshops for yoga teachers-in-training and teachers qualified at 200hr and 500hr level certification.
Alice McConnell has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She studied Anatomy & Physiology through Yoga Synergy while undergoing an apprenticeship with Alyson at Thirroul Yoga Shala.
Alice offers a supportive introduction to regular yoga practice on Wednesday evenings aimed at new practitioners wanting to develop strength and flexibility while learning about breathing and meditation.
Senior Teacher & Mentor - Yoga Australia
Alyson returned home to the South Coast in 2011 and started Thirroul Yoga Shala after living and working in Sydney for 20 years.
She is a long-time student of Eileen Hall and assisted at YogaMoves in Sydney.
Alyson was also mentored by Fiona Pullen at Ashtanga Yoga Space for three years full time before taking on parenthood.
Those apprentice years were spent emersed in the Ashtanga yoga community among experienced and skilled senior teachers and practitioners learning the Mysore style of practice.
Both of her teachers were very strict but incredibly generous with their knowledge and expertise. They layed the foundation for Alyson to share the teachings of Ashtanga yoga in the Illawarra.
Assistant of Eileen Hall (Certified Ashtanga Yoga & Iyengar Yoga) YogaMoves 2010 - 2012
Apprentice of Fiona Pullen (Authorised L2 Ashtanga Yoga), Ashtanga Yoga Space 2006 - 2009.
Started Thirroul Yoga Shala in 2011.
Student of Eileen Hall, YogaMoves since 2002.
Teaching yoga since 2007.