Slow and Inclusive Yoga

I offer an inclusive and slow-paced hatha yoga practice, focussed on mindful breathing in movement with little sprinkles of spice to discover that we are also stronger than we think! Meditation and final relaxation are the not-to-be-missed sweet spots.

So what is ‘Slow Yoga’?

I am a big believer in the Slow Living movement that encourages us to live consciously & intentionally. The concept of ‘slow lifestyle’ started with the ‘slow food’ movement, which came as a reaction to the propagation of fast food all over the world and promoting home cooked and traditional food production. Yoga must not become a “fast food” fashion, something practised in pink lotus leggings, after drinking a hemp & chia seeds green smoothie. Anyone actually taking the time to study yoga knows that yoga does not require us to have a bendy body for an Instagram shot. Yoga is more than Asana, the physical practice.

Yoga like Slow Living is about learning how to live mindfully and getting in touch with our true self. It is about cultivating self-awareness and making conscious choices to better serve ourselves and others, ‘noticing’ and letting go of the excess ‘stuff’: material goods but also thoughts.

I love what international senior teacher J. Brown says “The concept of Slow Yoga is not just about the pace with which we move our bodies. It’s a question of purpose.

YIN YOGA

If you want to take your Yoga even slower, then join me for one of my Yin Yoga classes. In a Yin class, we hold the postures for a longer time (between 3 and 5 minutes) looking to work on the connective tissues in the body : fascia, tendons and ligamentst. Yin yoga is based on Chinese Medicine and the Taoist concepts Wui Wei (action without intention) and Yin &Yang (opposite and complementary principles in nature).

You are ‘enough’ just as you are

As a teacher, I really work hard at fostering a diverse, non-dogmatic, nurturing and encouraging environment. I focus on inclusive yoga, free of competition and unachievable expectations. I am passionate about body positivity, respecting our true nature and making yoga accessible to all.

Beginners are always welcome! Variations and modifications are offered throughout the class for you to respect your body and energy of the day and to cater to all levels. Just come as you are and with what showed up for you that day and hopefully I will offer you the space you need to ‘just be’.

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Integrative Practice

Yoga is not what most people imagine. It is not only the postures (Asana), it is also the integration of breathing techniques (Pranayama), sound/singing (Mantra) and meditation. I try to incorporate all these elements in my teaching. 

I have also studied Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) and Ayurveda that is the traditional Hindu system of medicine which is based on the idea that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit and uses food, herbs and spices as well as everyday practices & routines.

I integrate my knowledge of Aromatherapy and Ayurveda globally in my practice as a yoga teacher, along with nutrition, meditation, breathing exercises (Pranayama) and good lifestyle routines (Sadhana).

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I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®) with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. I teach yoga as a volunteer in the community as well as regular classes and private students. Get in touch for more info on my schedule or private rates.

 

Follow this link to find out more about my Prenatal Yoga Classes.

her softness, her energy and her deep knowledge made me feel very safe

This second birth was a planned homebirth and I had a quick labour. Amélie held the space for us, with her feminine, uplifting, nurturing and reassuring presence. Her softness, her energy and her deep knowledge made me feel very safe. Read more “her softness, her energy and her deep knowledge made me feel very safe”

Emmanuelle David, Bondi

she knew exactly when to get involved and when to leave us to it

Amelie’s presence was totally invaluable. I don’t think my labour would have been so successful if she wasn’t there. She knew exactly when to get involved and when to leave us to it […] She was the one person who stayed with us throughout the entire labour while midwifes changed shifts. Read more “she knew exactly when to get involved and when to leave us to it”

Ana Joselyn De Aguiar, Mascot
Pregnancy & Labour Support

such an integral part of our birth plan

I never thought having Amelie as our doula was going to be such an integral part of our birth plan. She was there with us every step of the way and as a new father she supported me effortlessly… Read more “such an integral part of our birth plan”

Henk (dad), Bondi
Pregnancy & Labour Support

above and beyond what was expected

Amelie played an essential and supportive role in my pregnancy and was present for the amazing birth of our son […] She was by my side giving me confidence, helping me push through the stages of labour (all 50 hours of it!) Read more “above and beyond what was expected”

Khanh, Bondi
Pregnancy & Labour Support

completely present

She was completely present for my labor and supported me physically and emotionally in her compassionate way. I can’t thank her or sing her praises highly enough … Read more “completely present”

Kate Gooden, Five Docks
Pregnancy & Labour Support

her presence and actions were instrumental

Amelie never faltered and even when she wasn’t saying anything, her presence and actions were instrumental in getting me through to the end. She will always be a big part in our memories of that time … Read more “her presence and actions were instrumental”

Natalie Fatakia, Pymble
Pregnancy & Labour Support, Prenatal Yoga

taught me how to focus my energy

I was a beginner and I was not sure if yoga was the right thing for me but Amelie was really patient and professional to teach me everything about it, she is a person with an extensive knowledge … Read more “taught me how to focus my energy”

Gonzalo Zabaleta, Dee-Why
Yoga

a heart opening approach

I really love Amelie’s classes. She has a heart opening approach to the way she teaches. Her classes integrate vinyasa flow with alignment and meditation which cater to all levels, always offering different options to suit everyone … Read more “a heart opening approach”

Mariam Nakhal, Randwick
Yoga

warm, caring and gentle

I liked Amelie right from the start. She was so warm, caring and gentle. She really went that extra mile with making sure I was looking after myself and encouraging me to have some “me-time”. She cooked nutritious wholesome meals … Read more “warm, caring and gentle”

Juliana R, Eastlakes
Postpartum Support

really helped create my ideal birth

Having a doula accompany me through the birth of my baby girl was absolutely the best decision I made. And Amelie is an ideal companion, support, educator and coach for the birth process … Read more “really helped create my ideal birth”

Jo Savill, Wollstonecraft
Pregnancy & Labour Support