With SALLY GOODSPEED

Building Connection

YOGA TEACHER

“We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can become what we truly are.” Paulo Coehlo

Full Offering: Building Connection – from the inside out. In this practice we explore connections between our body and our breath, looking at how one reinforces the other, and how these connections within ourselves also support other connections in our lives.  We begin with a short relaxation, then continue to explore breath and movement in cat/cow pose.

Favorite Quote: “We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can become what we truly are.” Paulo Coehlo

Practice: I teach gentle styles of yoga, focused on breath and movement, using asanas to center the body and mind.  Classes include hatha yoga, vinyasa flows, yin postures, and meditation and relaxation.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Credentials: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, School of Sacred Arts, Ubud, Bali 2014. 15 hour Teaching Yoga Psychology for Mental Health, The Yoga Institute, Sydney 2015.50 hour Yoga Therapy, BodyMindLife, Sydney 2016. 50 hour Art of Alignment and Assists, Sydney 2016.
30 hour Children’s Yoga, Flying Yogis, Sydney, 2018. 70 hour Primary Level Insight Yoga Teacher Training, with Sarah Powers, Ubud Bali, 202.

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Be true to yourself in your yoga practice and keep your focus on how it can enhance your life.” -Sally Goodspeed

MAGIC MOMENTS. Interview

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DESCRIBE, FOR OUR LISTENERS, SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE PROUD OF?

Yoga continues to offer me a world of learning about myself, my body and my relationships with others.  I don’t approach teaching as a job, but as a way of giving to others who also want to build their own yoga practice.  After completing my initial teacher training, I was lucky to have teaching positions find me, and have been happy to teach regularly without making yoga teaching my whole life.  I

<cont.> work within the limitations of my body, and can still find many opportunities to progress my practice without stretching to postures beyond my reach.   Simple practices like meditation, and relaxation enhance my own life and I enjoy helping others to use them too.

SHARE THREE QUICK TIPS?

1) Be true to yourself in your yoga practice and keep your focus on how it can enhance your life.  If it doesn’t enhance your life, or causes you physical or emotional pain, be sure you know why you want to continue. 2) We all come to yoga from different backgrounds and for different reasons.  On the way we learn about yoga philosophy and asana practice and both can be ways of shaping our own lives and our connections with others. So… 3) Check in with yourself. There is no right or wrong in yoga and many different paths.

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