Our intention at Cultivate Calm Yoga is to create a space where you can peel back the layers of stress, worry and tension and allow yourself to just be. We recognise that you’re in search of something and maybe you’re not sure what that something is, but you feel it.
We often get so caught up in our life that we forget to really live. At Cultivate Calm Yoga we understand that yoga is a very personal journey. Many people discover yoga when they most need it in their life. We did. All of our teachers have experienced the life-changing benefits of a regular yoga practice.
So what do we actually offer? We create a space where you can be yourself, away from your responsibilities, commitments and obligations. In this space, we encourage you to reconnect with your body, to feel. We help you to realise when you are stuck in your head and need to calm down. We help you to become more aware of your body, your breath, your thoughts, your life. Why is this important? It is only through awareness that we can truly live our life instead of being on autopilot and allowing our thoughts to run our lives.
For us at Cultivate Calm Yoga, we believe yoga to be far more than a physical practice, we view it as exercise for your mind, body and spirit. Can yoga change your life? This is something you will need to find out for yourself but it has certainly had a profound impact on our lives and the lives of some of our students.
Monica Rottmann, Owner and Principal Teacher
I discovered the Cultivate Calm Yoga Studio at a dark time in my life. I felt broken down physically emotionally and mentally. But after a few months of coming a few times a week I began to notice the improvements in my life. Sure, the obvious benefits of being stronger and more flexible were there, but I also began to see the other benefits, I sleep better, I’m calmer and the things that used to be a problem just don’t seem to bother me anymore. Basically it makes all of my life easier.
The thing that I cherish most about this beautiful studio is the focus on being present and at peace with yourself every time you step on to the yoga mat. Every session is a wonderful exercise for the mind just as much as it is a workout for the body; each time a practice in remaining calm and present even in challenging circumstances. With regular practice , I’ve found in times of stress and anxiety all I need is a deep breath to return to the peace of my yoga mat so that I can focus on the things that really matter. Highly recommended for anyone; even highly competitive and analytical types like myself.
Cultivate Calm Yoga what a different name for a studio I thought when starting. Today eight months later it is making sense. I am cultivating good practice. Feeling calmer in my everday life and loving yoga more and more after each visit. Thus thank you Monica & Team for making my yoga experience a wonderful one with your supportive guidance.