Yoga lessons make comeback
YOGA: Classes started last week in Monto and are held every Thursday at the Landcare building on Kelvin Street
There will be two sessions a day, one at 9am and one at 5.30pm.
Yoga teacher Carly Burnham said she wanted to bring the joy of yoga to the community.
“Our lives are busy, it’s very hard to fit in exercise and times for ourselves,” Mrs Burnham said.
A few years ago yoga classes were held regularly in Monto, where Mrs Burnham, a qualified kids’ yoga instructor, often assisted.
After the previous instructor, Judy Moxham-Price, from Biloela, broke her hand, and was unable to travel, classes were postponed for two and a half years.
“The meaning of yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit,” Mrs Burnham said.
“The first lesson was about awareness of our body, and what it was the individual needed for the practice. There’s technical things that need attending to, such as what physical elements of our body are going to be stretching.”
It’s off to a promising start already, with 13 people attending for the first day.
With varying needs and postures among the attendees, the classes have to be tailored to keep them accessible to everyone.
Part of the strategy involves giving people options; Mrs Burnham will normally give multiple positions for people to chose depending on what works, usually a lower posture and a higher one.
“If people are nusring any injuries or conditions, they can avoid that discomfort and go gentle,” Mrs Burnham said.
Maree and Ainslee Marbach both enjoyed their first session.
“First day today, it went good; Carly was excellent,” Maree said. To get in touch with Carly about attendance, message Monto Yoga on Facebook or call 0427 675 115.
The meaning of yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit. — Carly Burnham
RETURN TO YOGA: Yoga classes are back on in Monto after a two-year absence.
Ainslee Marbach in the warrior position.
Maree Marbach felt good after her first session.
It was Carly Burnham's first time teaching a yoga class.