Not sure if Cultivate Calm Yoga is for you?
You’re busy, tired and exhausted. You’ve reached a point in your life where you’re wondering “is this it?”
I was there too. I was looking for meaning in my life. I had a successful career, relationship, nice house and great family and friends but I felt empty inside. There was something missing.
I craved connection and wanted to make peace with my inner demons. I filled my days with being busy so that I wouldn’t feel that pang of emptiness that was gnawing just beneath the surface. That sinking feeling that kept me up at night and made me feel anxious and alone.
My mind was constantly racing and I was an emotional wreck, fluctuating between wanting to punch something or bawl my eyes out. I felt uneasy all the time and found it really difficult to relax.
Then one day I decided to do something different. I decided I’d had enough and wanted to be in control of my life again.
I decided to face my fears, insecurities, wild emotions and chaotic mind. And I did it on the yoga mat. And at first it was horrible, but that’s how I felt anyway if I was to be honest with myself. I was sick of pretending that being busy and stressed was a good thing. I chose the opposite – not being busy and not being stressed.
It was a long journey from how I felt all those years ago to how I feel now. And the path I took was the well-trodden path of yoga. I have a knack for applying the ancient concepts of yoga and meditation to modern living and that’s what I share with my students. I teach people how to how to make peace with their mind, how to find meaning in their lives, and how to cultivate calm.
There is a genuine alternative to being busy and living an anxious lifestyle. And we can teach you.
Our yoga classes go beyond a stretch and help people to connect with themselves and find real meaning in their lives.
Our yoga classes are more about calming our busy mind than they are about ego, competition and what you look like.
We believe that there is an alternative to stress, anxiety and busyness and that average people can achieve peace of mind without retreating to a mountain to meditate for 12 hours a day.
Our brand of yoga works from the inside out. We believe that the space behind our eyes doesn’t have to be unpleasant, scary or overwhelming. In fact we teach you how to turn your inner space into a sanctuary, somewhere that is pleasant rather than a hostile environment.
We can teach you how to use the body and breath as tools to improve your inner state. We believe peace of mind is not only possible but very achievable if you practice regularly. Our students’ testimonials are proof that our classes work and can be life-changing.
If you just want a workout without the spiritual stuff, go to the gym.
If you’re not interested in mindfulness, cultivating presence and meditation, then our classes aren’t for you
While our yoga classes are strong, fun and challenging, they aren’t hardcore and we won’t push you beyond your limits. To us, yoga is not about perfecting the pose, it’s about feeling good on the inside. Flexibility, strength, fitness and weight loss are just by-products of a regular yoga practice, our goal is to have you feeling good on the inside.
Beginners and older people aren’t intimidated by our classes as our beginner yoga classes are really accessible. If you want an authentic yoga practice, if you want to calm your mind, if you want to improve your inner space and find real meaning and depth in your practice then our yoga classes are for you.
If you’re still unsure or want to read more, check out our blog. Here we write about yoga and real life, you will probably relate to the stories and it will help you to see the effect yoga can have on our broader lives.
Located in Brisbane’s inner East, we are just 2km from the Brisbane CBD and really accessible (with free parking!) to people living in Kangaroo Point, West End, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Annerley, Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Holland Park, Norman Park, Camp Hill, Morningside, Bulimba and Hawthorne.