Grace teaches yin yoga, Bikram yoga, French and Music, but has yet
to figure out a way of combining them all together! Grace's yoga journey
began over a decade ago in the humid, sweaty, and mirrored hot yoga
studio, and she is grateful for the learning opportunity that is presented
every time she comes to her mat.
Grace completed her 500hr Bikram yoga teacher training in
Autumn 2013 and set off to the southern hemisphere as a travelling yoga
teacher. She discovered yin yoga while teaching in New Zealand in 2014
and finds that the two styles are in many ways the ideal yin/ yang
She completed her Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Mysan Sidbo in
2015 in Bali. Later that year she did Insight Yoga Yin/Yang Mindfulness
training with Sarah Powers in Sydney, and more recently in October 2016
(and a wee bit closer to home) she followed this up with Mindfulness
meditation training with Joshua Summers.
Grace's personal approach to yin yoga is a perfect marriage of
anatomy and awareness. Firmly rooted in functional yoga with particular
attention paid to skeletal and anatomical variations, her teaching aims to
create a space where students can fully relax, turn their attention
inward, and practise the art of letting go on physical, mental, emotional,
and spiritual levels.
Her teaching is infused with mindfulness techniques which can help
prepare the student for a meditation practice. This practice - focused
mainly on holding stillness in long-held floor postures – offers us a
precious opportunity to get to know ourselves better. And it really is for
everyone, without exception.
What can you expect in a yin yoga class?
Dear future yin yogi,
In case you might be wondering what this yin yoga practice is all
about, keep reading!
Yin yoga at its core is a magical celebration of your body and all its
idiosyncrasies. It involves you adopting certain 'shapes' and holding them
for a considerable length of time, usually between 3-10 minutes. Through
these long holds you will ultimately learn how to sit with yourself in
stillness. Anatomically, you will access tissue that your yang yoga
practices don't enable you to target. Energetically, you will visit the
meridian lines or nadis - the invisible energy lines that run through the
You will be challenged, and you will be uncomfortable, but that's
the whole point. I urge you to be fearless and to meet every
uncomfortable sensation with an accepting and compassionate heart.
Every second that you remain in an uncomfortable situation you gain
strength in dealing with discomfort. You will recognise the role that the
mind plays in magnifying the experience and you will, with practice,
become better able to minimise this role.
You can expect to go on a beautiful journey-one that will hardly
leave you indifferent. Yinside is where you'll find your ultimate
yinspiration and yinsight, and I can't wait to share the ride with you.
Two-hour yin yoga workshops focusing on various meridian
lines/themes offered in Urban Space monthly (usually)
Corporate Setting: Phone 083-8178671 or email