Suzanne Fraser & Gretchen Highfield are East Coast Iyengar Yoga School. They will work with you to develop your ability to adapt your practice to suit the seasons. This workshop is linked with Auvedic medicine traditions and deepens our connection to the cyclic nature of life. You will work with blocks, straps, chairs and blankets to do postures that are known to release toxins and tension.
Suzanne Fraser & Gretchen Highfield are East Coast Iyengar Yoga School. They teach regular Iyengar classes in their area, co-teach workshops at their beautiful organic farm ‘Yarrahapinni Studio’ as well as resorts in Australia and overseas.
Suzanne first practiced yoga with Swami Saraswati in the early 1970’s. She was a Satyananda teacher from 1984 to 1991. Then trained as an Iyengar teacher becoming qualified in 1996. Gretchen Highfield is Suzanne’s eldest daughter. They are both Junior Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teachers and continue their studies at BKSIYI in Bondi Junction. Suzanne has studied many times at RIMYI in Pune, India.
The theme for this workshop is linked with Auvedic medicine traditions and deepens our connection to the cyclic nature of life. It offers us the freedom to change, to explore the approach to our yoga practice. The knowledge of anatomy, physiology and correct yoga practice opens doors of understanding within ourselves so intuitively we adapt our practice as needed.
Suzanne & Gretchen teach from personal practice and experience. We are inviting those who attend this workshop to ask questions & during the course of the class we will work toward answers.
Iyengar yoga is wonderfully adaptable and approachable for everybody.
Guruji began using props to help those who were unable to do some of the asanas and so began a revolution in the availability of yoga practice to everyone. We all benefit!
In our workshop we will work with blocks, straps, chairs and blankets to do postures that are renown for releasing toxins and tension. Other asana build up strength in the practitioner and as the class progresses we will assess the ability of individuals to challenge themselves with more complicated asanas.