Yoga and Meditation

“Yoga means our embodied experience of non-separation. Everything… the trees, the rocks, the mountains, other people—everything is made out of one essence. And yoga means we know that, in our body as our felt experience.” Richard Miller PHD

About The Teacher:
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Rebecca Sullivan began studying and practicing Yoga and Meditation in 1993 and commenced teaching in 2004. Rebecca is passionate about integrating her knowledge of both western and eastern psychology into her teaching of yoga and her classes always provide space for deep somatic exploration and for ease of being.

“I love to dance, I love to play with my children, I love to sit in stillness, I love to walk in nature – for me, yoga is the presence of grace found in all of these activities. At sixteen I was fortunate to stumble upon the practice of yoga; from there I found my time on the mat fostered peace and harmony, presence of mind and ongoing self-inquiry that has travelled with me off the mat. Yoga has seen me through joyful and challenging times, heartache and happiness. Reflecting on my 25 years of practice, I can honestly say that yoga is the thread that continues to sow me to the soft textures of peace that pervade this tapestry of life.” – Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca’s methods are largely influenced by her teachers Leigh Blashki, Donna Farhi, Richard Miller, and Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota.

Rebecca’s Credentials:

  • Member of Yoga Australia
  • Advance Diploma of Yoga (Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy)
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification (Donna Farhi)
  • Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher (iRest Institute)
  • Life Force Yoga for Mood Management level 1 Certification (Amy Weintraub)
  • Prenatal Yoga Certification (Janice Clarefeild)
  • Co-director of Yoga Belly – Birth Preparation and Education Clinics (2007-2012)
  • Current Student of Psychology (University of Melbourne)

 Rebecca currently offers private Yoga and Meditation sessions, Body Sensing and iRest® classes at the Good Health Group Clinic, Melbourne, Victoria.

email: graceguiding1@gmail.com

About iRest iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life. When practiced regularly – a little and often – iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.

“Yoga Nidra is a word that means “sleep” in Sanskrit, but it can also stand for a changing state of consciousness. So nidra can represent the different stages of sleep, dream, and dreamless sleep, for instance, but it can also mean the different changing states that we’re experiencing while we’re dreaming—for example, anger, sadness, happiness, joy, fright, and distress. And that means it can also represent the changing states of consciousness we have in our waking state. Yoga nidra, for me, means our ability to feel that sense of non-separation—to stay in touch with that underlying essence no matter the changing state of consciousness.” Richard Miller PHD

Find Rebecca’s Yoga and iRest Classes here

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