Margaret teaches gentle mindful hatha yoga designed to help reduce stress, promote equanimity and nourish mind body and spirit. She also offers a class for people with arthritis and a class for people living with persistent pain.
Marg trained with the International Yoga Teachers Association and runs classes/private lessons for people with disabilities and those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis and persistent pain. Marg also teaches public and private classes and within schools and various organisational settings. As a long-term counsellor/psychologist, Marg has had years of experience working with people with a wide range of needs. She teaches yoga and mindfulness to adolescents and adults and has a background in providing continued professional development for teachers and psychologists. She is also keenly interested in and has training in yoga for pain, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for seniors and healthy aging as well as somatic and chair yoga.
Her passion for yoga comes out of a sustained personal practice that has brought great joy and equanimity into her life. Marg is a registered level 1 teacher with the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA), Yoga Australia (YA) and Yoga for Pain Care Australia.
Frontline classes are taught specifically for personnel who serve or have served on the frontlines of the community. Free yoga classes for Police, Firefighters (paid and voluntary), Paramedics, Military, Healthcare workers and Volunteer Emergency Services. Public welcome by donation. Current/Ex-Serving and Retired are eligible.
Classes are Trauma Aware and Culturally Informed. They assist in maintaining Resilience, Strength and Connection. Frontline Yoga is suitable for beginners, taught with clear instructions and is particularly suitable for people who may be experiencing chronic stress, depression, anxiety and post -traumatic stress.
Contact Marg 0432 475 565 or visit the frontline website: frontlineyoga.com.au for more information
Classes available Classes currently on hold until Term 3.
Nathan Hitchcock Define Fitness is all about helping people become fit and healthy and achieving realistic, sustainable results. All programs run by Define Fitness are uniquely tailored and led by an expert team of personal trainers. Workouts are designed to suit individual needs in order to achieve results.
Define Fitness, has a passionate and well connected community who focus on positive relationships to achieve results. A team who is collectively focused on performing above and beyond when it comes to client's health and well-being, while working towards a clear vision: "A physically active and healthier Canberra".
Nathan, Founder and Director of Define Fitness, is a Personal Trainer and School Teacher. He is passionate about teaching and training individuals health, fitness and overall well-being. Nathan advocates that exercise should be fun and part of everyday life. Built into the daily routine however, it's not always easy.
Define Fitness provides individuals with an element of routine and focuses on individual goals providing guidance, leadership and motivation to achieve results.
Qualifications Include: Bachelor of Education, Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Level 2 Rugby League Coach and Punchfit Boxing Instructor.
What is Yoga Flow?
Yoga Flow is an Ashtanga inspired practice designed to leave you invigorated and energised. A 60 minute class will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. Yoga Flow has a focus on flexibility, mobility and strength. There is very little, if any, stopping and starting in this style of practice. This is a Vinyasa based class which offers many variations to each asana (pose). Start your day with some time focused on increasing clarity and promoting concise decision making. Allow yourself to be submerged in aligning breath with movement and end with a healthy Savasana.
Focus on improving your posture and stability, addressing injuries or bad habits, improving your fitness, general well-being, while balancing and strengthening the mind and body. The class structure encourages you to challenge yourself, leaving you feeling optimistic and strong. In class, students focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow. Students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind. You can expect a great cardiovascular and strength building workout combined with breath work.
Suitable for all experience and fitness levels, many options are available for those building strength or wishing to elevate their practice. Options and modifications are available whether your focus is to challenge or take it slower.
Shadow Yoga is the application of traditional Hatha Yoga based on the teachings of Sundernath (Shandor Remete), an initiate of the Goraksha Sampradaya of the Kanpatha Yogis, and Emma Balnaves. The practice builds strength, stamina, and flexibility, and enhances bodily functions such as circulation, digestion, and respiration. But its true value lies beyond physical conditioning. Rhythmic movements and unforced positioning of the body help cultivate an open and responsive mind, allowing the individual to critically observe and review habits, behaviours, thought patterns, likes and dislikes. The body is used as a practical tool to turn one’s attention inward. Like other traditional forms such as martial arts and dance, Shadow Yoga is taught in a course-based format. The teaching is deliberate and sequential, allowing students to build progressively on independent application. Fixed forms, or Vyayama (restraining drills), provide the foundation for the eventual development of freestyle, where the practice is guided by feeling and intuition. In this sense, Shadow Yoga is a truly empowering practice that encourages each person to find their own 'teacher' within. To see Shadow Yoga in action visit the official Shadow Yoga YouTube Channel.
Background Apsara Yoga Shala is owned and operated by Rebecca Barlow. Rebecca has been practising Shadow Yoga since 2006. She completed a five-year teaching apprenticeship under the tuition of Louise Goodvach (registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia) at Yoga Moves, Melbourne (2008 - 2013), where she taught classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels for nine years from 2009 to 2018. She continues to work under the direct guidance of Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves, founders of Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana. Rebecca has studied Anatomy and Physiology with Eastwest College and has a certificate in Use of Specific Health Terminology to Communicate Effectively from Shiatsu Australia Educational Services (2009). She has a special interest in women’s health and in 2019-2020 undertook further studies in Pre- and Postnatal Yoga, Pre- and Postnatal Anatomy & Physiology, and Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health with Bliss Baby Yoga (all courses registered with Yoga Australia). Rebecca holds a PhD in International Relations (Monash University, 2009). She has a background in dance and dramatic arts, and studied advanced levels of Speech & Drama with Trinity College London and the Australian Music Examinations Board (A.M.E.B.). Rebecca is a registered member of Yoga Australia. She holds a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) check and First Aid certification.