Helping individuals build wellness and resilience
Where did yoga and meditation come from?
Yoga gurus from India introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century with his adaptation of yoga tradition, excluding asanas. Outside India, it has developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology, ontology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.
In other words, we connect people with their bodies.
Lou Rubie & Suzi Cutcliffe
Lou first discovered yoga just over 20 years ago. Over the years Lou has experienced, and loved, a wide range of yoga styles and as she has explored them her passion, for not only, the physical (asana) practice but the philosophy and lifestyle has grown. “I have a passion for yoga, meditation, psychology and philosophy; my studies will never be complete.”
Suzi is a Mental Health Nurse, a mum of 2 beautiful kids, avid gardener and surfer. In her daily work she sees the detrimental effects of lifestyle choices, life events and everyday stress on people mentally, emotionally and physically. Teaching yoga offers an empowering opportunity to expand on ways to help people strengthen, heal and grow. It is a holistic approach that has personally helped Suzi many times. Yoga allows her glimpses of that still, silent place within, teaching this precious practice is a privilege, unexpected and cherished.