Amelia Disspain

Amelia

Amelia brings with her a genuine love of yoga in all forms and a desire to share this passion with others. She believes a regular Yoga practice not only improves your physical wellbeing, it enables you to harness emotional vitality, intellectual wisdom, mental clarity and spiritual bliss. A practitioner of 20+ years, she will introduce you to a balanced practice.

Bio

Director and senior yoga teacher, Yoga Australia Senior Member, Yoga Alliance International Expert registered teacher 1500+, Amelia brings with her a genuine love of yoga in all forms and a desire to share this passion with others. She believes a regular Yoga practice not only improves your physical wellbeing, it enables you to harness emotional vitality, intellectual wisdom, mental clarity and spiritual bliss. Amelia was first introduced to yoga while studying Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney in 1999. Inspired by the joy and serenity it brought her, Amelia began a regular practice before going on to complete her teacher training with Katie Manitsisat Samadhi Bliss Yoga, Sydney in 2002.Amelia taught Yoga full time at Samadhi Bliss in Newtown until she was selected to undertake a one-on-one apprenticeship in 2006 with Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy Sydney, one of the few schools left in Australia still instructing teachers in this traditional way. Amelia taught as a senior level teacher at Yoga Synergy Sydney, instructing group classes from brand new beginners to advanced practitioners as well as private lessons, working with students with injuries and also training yoga instructors, until 2013 when she relocated to Bellingen. There she opened her own studio, Yoga Bellingen. Here she teaches group classes including gentle yoga, dynamic classes, meditation and pranayama, plus workshops allowing students to explore the deeper teachings of yoga. Amelia also runs regular retreats, teacher training courses, mentoring programmes for yoga teachers and immersions to allow students and teachers the opportunity to integrate and transform using the tools of yoga. Amelia continues to work closely with Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg Olivier and attends regular retreats with another of her main teachers, Clive Sheridan.

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A Balanced Practice

A Balanced Practice Yoga brings together lessons from traditional yoga practices and modern science, Amelia will support you to use the tools of yoga to enhance your physical and mental health. A Balanced Practice Yoga classes give students the tools to evolve not only their asana practice but to cultivate insight into the heart of the yoga tradition. Rather than a set system, A Balanced Practice is an interweave of different perspectives in order to keep the body and mind fluid and always adaptable to change. This class will encourage students to open the physical sheaths of the body, witness thought patterns and develop a great capacity to sense and feel. A Balanced Practice Yoga classes are intelligent, innovative classes that are powerful and therapeutically balanced, blending yogic philosophy and insight into the energetic

Physical Intensity: Medium – suitable for beginners

Assisi Hall – Sun, 8 am  (75 mins)

Infusing Your Classes with the Deeper Wisdom of Yoga

Gain the practical skills and creativity to teach in a way that it is physically rewarding, mindful and spiritually uplifting.

The aim of this session is to explore   the practical skills and creativity to teach a well organized, clear and inspiring class. Learn tools to authentically  weave together asana, mindfulness, internal alignment and wisdom. Develop the ability to teach a class that is not simply a physical workout but a multi layered experience . Give your students the tools to evolve not only their asana practice but to cultivate insight into the heart of the yoga tradition.

La Verna Room – Sun, 1 pm (75 mins)