MINDFULNESS YOGA CANBERRA
the yoga of embodied resilience
Face to face or live streamed
Join the Sacred Self Care membership or do a self-paced course.
manaha prashamanopayaha yoga ityabhidiyate
yoga is skillful method to calm the mind
As life speeds up and stress levels increase, Mindfulness Yoga offers you the gift of time and self-inquiry.
It is the art of being grounded in the moment, using breath, movement, and meditation to develop your inner resources.
Mindfulness Yoga helps you to:
Learn self-compassion and self-awareness
Reduce anxiety and depression
Interoception through movement
Learn how to truly relax and live with vitality
Free up trapped energy in your body that may be causing pain or stiffness
Learn mastery of breath to still the mind
Deepen your spiritual awareness
Learn stillness in a changing world
Re-establish a loving communication with your body
Restore your inner awareness that brings clarity and inner peace
Increase flexibility and muscle balance
choose your ideal yoga group class
Begin with a trauma-aware, safe, and empowering Yoga for RESILIENCE class.
A class or private, adjunct treatment for complex and developmental trauma, and persistent PTSD.
Explore the mindful embodied practice of EMBODY WISDOM class once you can self-regulate and develop a home practice.
A trauma-sensitive class can allow you to explore any emotional/mental challenges you may have within the safety of an embodied group context.
What is most important in the practice of Yoga is the attention you give to yourself as an individual. It is a practice that teaches you the art of presencing and self-regulation. The difference between a beginner and a more advanced student is less about postural ability and much more about the breadth of self-agency and embodiment, regardless of how 'stiff' or 'too tired' or 'too old' you think you are.
Yoga Sutra 1.2 defines yoga as yogas citta vrtti nirodhah and can be translated as;
Yoga happens when we embody our Essential Nature as unconditioned Stillness, which is always present, even when movements of thought, sensations, and other consciousness are present or absent.
Kendra originally trained with Gail Pisani in the Hatha Kundalini tradition and is influenced by her personal practices of Vipassana Meditation, iRest meditation, and Satyananda Yoga. She has recently become Canberra's first registered Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition applying the principles of viniyoga and TCTSY. She brings aspects of these styles, as well as her knowledge of eastern medicine and philosophy, into her therapeutic approach today. Her modern style of teaching is one that strongly encourages embodied mindfulness, breath-centered awareness, and reawakening a self-exploration.
Her popular Yoga for Resilience courses honors the need to slow down and build a sustainable practice for life. Kendra is a certified TCTSY Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator and loves to see those with mental health challenges, start to live with joy again in their bodies.
Kendra’s mindful yoga classes feel tailor-made for you.
I have taken a number of people along to the sessions and each comes away saying “I felt like the yoga was customized for my needs”. I
can’t recommend Kendra enough – even if you don’t do her yoga classes or yoga therapy then I strongly
recommend the reflexology and remedial massage – it’s blissful! Jan