Monday, July 18, 2022

Our beautiful studio

Mosman Yoga is fortunate to have the use of two historic buildings which were formerly the Rehabilitation Hospital for the army during and after World War I.  Building 21 contains two studios (Studio 4 & 5). 
Building 23 has three studios (Studios 1 - 3) all overlooking a wonderful verandah.  
Above are some photos showing both the verandah and the view out to South Head and the ocean beyond. We've had some amazing shows of sunsets, sunrises, storms and the moon over the time we've been at this studio - not to mention the local fauna! We are often serenaded by magpies and witness rabbits hopping by, which is a little surreal when we can see the Sydney skyline very clearly from the verandah!

2023 Term 1

Mosman Yoga

2023 Term 1 classes resume Monday 28 January - Thursday 6 April inclusive. 

Please contact teacher prior to discuss space availability.

We look forward to welcoming existing and new students.

Mosman Yoga
Buildings 21 & 23, Best Ave, Mosman

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Choc Ball Delights ...

Glenda's chocolate balls have been a talking point at many of the tea gatherings after her Yin Yoga or Divine Feminine events and she's kindly agreed to share her recipe for this super healthy guilt free treat for all occasions and all ages! Enjoy ...

3 cups of pitted dates soaked in warm water for 30 minutes, then drained
7 tbs raw organic cacao powder
3 cups almond meal
1 tsp pure vanilla (not imitation)
3 tbs orange peel grated or finely chopped
Desiccated coconut

Process dates, cacao powder, almond meal and vanilla in a food processor until well blended.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in orange peel.
Sprinkle coconut onto a plate.
Roll a tbs of mixture by hand into a ball and roll in the coconut.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours and have a ball!! (makes approx 30 balls)

Recipe courtesy of Savour World Cuisine ... caterers for Glenda's 2010 Yoga Retreat in Byron Bay

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meet the teacher: Simone Selby

1. Please describe the style of yoga you teach.
I teach a back rehabilitation class that is based on a combination of physiotherapy, Pilates and hatha yoga. The 10-week program addresses a different part of the body each week, e.g. neck and shoulders, sacro-iliac and lumbar spine, abdominals and sides. Each class works on decompressing the vertebral collumn, pelvic floor and deep core muscle strengthening, as these are the basics of alleviating back and neck problems.

2. Why did these disciplines appeal to you initially?
Pilates appealed to me as I liked its emphasis on decompression of the spine and peripheral joints. It also specifically strengthens the core muscles of the spine and abdomen. The latest research into chronic spinal pain shows that the Pilates method helps alleviate pain.

3. Why did you decide to become a teacher?
After suffering 20 years of headaches that resolved following a 10-week Pilates program, I felt a moral obligation to the community to share and teach the pilates method. I have been a practicing physiotherapist for 23 years and am also an acupuncturist. I incorporate education about why problems and blockages occur in the body into the pilates class, so that the students understand how and why the exercises can help them

4. How long have you been teaching, and where have you taught before now/where else are you teaching now?
I have been teaching in the Mosman area for 10 years at various studios. I currently teach Monday and Thursday mornings at Mosman Yoga Co-op and Tuesday evenings in Castlecrag.

5. How does teaching fit into your own practice - has it become part of your practice, has it changed your practice?
I have my own acupuncture clinic and physiotherapy practice in Castlecrag. The knowledge I have gained from teaching Pilates over the last 10 years has influenced my work in that all my clients learn to manage and alleviate a lot of their symptoms using exercise programs on their own. It is wonderful to give people the skills to help themselves.

6. If someone is new to yoga or Pilates, what would you tell them to encourage them to begin practising?
I would encourage all ages shapes and sizes to try the pilates method, especially if they have a history of pain. The classes actually show and teach you how to change postural habits and strengthen the hidden muscles of the core. The classes are challenging in that you are learning to use and connect to muscles that you have never used before, but at the same time the class is relaxing and calming due to the nature of the exercises. The class is not aerobic or jarring, rather flowing, strengthening and centering.

7. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?
I currently have spaces available in the Monday and Thursday classes in Mosman. Students need to bring a Pilates ball to the Thursday class. I am happy to answer any further questions over the phone on 0421 369 643.