"Wellbeing for your Whole Being"
We at Centenary Yoga, are passionate about helping you to establish a regular yoga practice which will build your strength, resilience and flexibility. It brings benefits physically, emotionally and mentally. Yoga has the added and often unexpected benefit of enabling you to gradually release emotional blockages and habits in your life that are no longer serving you. Ultimately, by committing to a regular yoga practice, you will discover and harness lifelong tools that bring out the best You that you can be!
You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat and anything else you need. We are fully equipped with mats, bolsters, blankets and other props. Please let us know if you have any additional needs, injuries, or medical conditions that you wish to discuss if you are a new student with us.
We provide a registration form upon your first visit.
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Where to find us
Centenary Yoga is Located at the James and Janie Memorial Hall, 671 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road. Off road parking available. The hall is comfortable with airconditioning, toilets, carpeted floor, and fully equipped kitchen.
I found Yoga as a young mother of two boys, working as a high school science teacher. I'm not a sporty person; I loved the simple movements and the opportunity to reconnect with myself. I learned how to connect with my breath and not sweat the small stuff. By the time I was able to train as a Yoga Teacher (500 hours with YogaPhysio) I also had two little girls and practised safely throughout pregnancy. My boys are now in their 20s; I've practised Yoga for 18 years and have been sharing my love of Yoga through teaching for 8 years. My classes reflect my teacher Fiona's style of Hatha Yoga; combining Pilates for core strength, traditional Yoga, some flow and my own innovative sequencing & style. Every student is encouraged to build strength, flexibility and Well-Being through a practise which is gently active, focussed yet relaxed. I love Yoga for the way it makes me feel - energised and relaxed - and this is the practise I bring to students.
I offer compassion and support to students who want to experience a body-based transformation process. From personal experience, when you slow down, connect inwards, and listen to your heart and body’s wisdom, you have a clearer picture of what you need to be your most vital and peaceful self. My intention is to create a space for my students where judgements and distractions can be let go. I am particularly interested in combining Yogic Philosophies with my background in Western psychology. Yoga and meditation are great tools for dealing with all of life’s challenges. I also see it as the ultimate act of self-care. I have an interest in mental health, womens’ health, life-stage transitions, and trauma recovery. It’s my purpose to help empower other people by sharing with them the tools for good health, so that they can actively use these tools at any time! My main inspirations of life being Nature, animals and the human brain and body.
I believe yoga is much more than just the world’s best system for staying healthy. The practices and philosophies of yoga energize your body, mind and soul and lead to a deep inner happiness. Although I started practicing yoga 30 years ago, it was in 2012 when I began attending daily yoga classes that I truly experienced the full benefits of yoga and discovered changes happening on the inside. My teacher training began in 2015 with the completion of over 100 hours of “immersion” in an Anusara-based system under Julie Smerdon. In 2017 I completed a further 250 hours in a Vinyasa system under Jacqui Sellers. In 2018 I travelled to India and completed 300 hours in a traditional Hatha system at Shiva Tattva in Rishikesh. I started teaching yoga classes in 2016 with a style that combines alignment and flow with a sprinkling of philosophy.
I expected my first yoga class to be a flexibility test. Instead, I discovered ‘concentration’. I had had ADD. In yoga, I found I could focus and discipline myself. To my delight, I also felt a quietude and serenity that I had never experienced before. I noticed that just one class supported me mentally throughout the whole week. My attention span increased in all aspects of life and my compulsive behaviours decreased.
I went on to complete 350 hour yoga teacher training with YIMI. I was amazed at, and am continuing to deepen my understanding of Iyengar Yoga. Every action in the yoga practice is executed very carefully and precisely, as if making a wonderful piece of art. It allows me to enjoy ‘slowing down’ and ‘stopping’ more. It gives me time to experience asana slowly and fully at that moment. It connects me with parts of my body I had never been aware of. This is the yoga experience I try to share when I teach.
My yoga journey began over 13 years ago, studying Iyengar yoga. I found Yoga to be an invaluable tool during this busy time in my life (which included the birth of my three kids). The many physical and mental benefits including flexibility, focus and the gift of taking time for myself, kept me coming back and I was hooked. In June 2017, I completed a holistic and intensive Yoga teacher training course (200hrs) that inspired my transition into the role of yoga teaching.
I find Yoga is essential to stay centred and also in tune with what is happening in our busy daily lives. My goal is to help my students connect with the mind, body and spirit. We are all continually learning and growing each day, I hope you will join me in this journey of self discovery and growth.
Swami Jasraj Puri
Swami Jasraj Puri is a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia. He started as a Physiotherapist, then travelled to India and lived in an Ashram, studying and teaching yoga and yoga philosophy. He has been teaching yoga and meditation in Australia, Europe and India for more than 20 years. He managed the Yoga in Daily Life Ashram in Rajasthan which includes a school for 1500 pupils, a hospital, an animal shelter and a research centre. In 2010 he became the first western Swami to be awarded the title of Mahamandaleshwar (scholarly saint) of the Mahanirvani Akhara, the highest title of the Haridwar Kumbh Mela order of monks. His main focus is on meditation, and different ways of exploring our innate inner potential through calming the mind and working with breath.