About Maria Kirsten's Yoga Classes
Maria Kirsten, MA, eRYT500, and senior yoga teacher, has been teaching beginner's yoga in Lennox Head since 2000. A certified Yogalates teacher, Maria is trusted by local physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists as an experienced teacher to whom they can safely refer their clients. Maria teaches regular Beginner's Yoga classes at the surf club in Lennox Head, works privately as a Yoga Therapist, and is studying to be an Occupational Therapist at uni.
Maria is committed to making yoga safe and accessible for everyone, especially people who thought they could never do yoga. Classes with Maria are anatomically and functionally based, very visual and fun. Students leave class feeling they understand their bodies, and feeling empowered to safely build strength and flexibility while cultivating their capacity to self regulate and relax.
As a lecturer in yoga asana, anatomy and therapy on several Yoga Teacher Training courses, Maria's mission in life is to prepare new teachers to teach safe classes that support the individuality and radiance of every student. Maria teaches teachers how to make the powerful poses and practices of yoga safe, simple and accessible to all. In response to the need for further anatomical and therapeutic training, she has collaborated with Sydney based teacher Judy Krupp to create an Extended Learning and Yoga Therapy course for new teachers. She also teaches anatomy based workshops in the Byron Bay area, and Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Seniors in Japan.
Maria is a dynamic speaker and presenter that can adapt to any audience. Her Yoga For Grownups DVD is popular among students, teachers and therapists.
Link to Maria's workshop schedule
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About Miranda Byrne
Miranda is passionate about teaching yoga that is safe and accessible to a wide range of people. She aims to create a tranquil space within which people can strengthen and mobilise the body while deeply relaxing the nervous system.
Her classes will give you time to listen to your body and respond to its needs, as people are encouraged to make individual choices throughout each class. With a focus on optimising basic life movements – how to bend, how to reach, how to sit – her classes will help maintain mobility while building strength and stability.
Since starting teaching 5 years ago, Miranda has been kept busy by her 2 year-old son, and found the experience of pregnancy and child birth reinforced her tender approach to yoga. A student and sister of women's yoga expert Ana Davis, Miranda has been very influenced by Ana's deep and gentle style. Miranda is continually inspired by the teachings of Maria Kirsten and attends her classes on a regular basis.