Thank you so much for last nights class – it truely was a revelation! And although I have been a little sore today I definitely feel I have progressed, so thank you so much.
Michael Mc Andrew – Squire
“I’ve been practicing at Dancing Warrior for over four years, over that time I’ve been impressed with the school and I am now doing the teacher training course. I have discovered that there is so much more to learn about yoga. The school has enriched both my mental well-being and my physical discipline. My weekly schedule is planned around my Dancing Warrior practice. I enjoy both the teachers and fellow students immensely. There’s a great sense of community present. Classes are held with a comfortable number of students and the practice runs for an eight week duration, which I find ideal as I’m constantly improving my yoga.”
“I like that time is given to calming the busy mind at the start of each class. Some days I might have had a super busy day at work, on the go all day, and then when I hit the yoga mat everything changes for the better. Through mindfulness techniques I can calm my mind which also helps my colourful family life at home. The yoga practice moves at a very comfortable pace, flowing from one pose to the next into a well structured, strengthening practice, finishing off with a restorative wind down at the end. A healthy dose of humour thrown in for good measure – yoga and laughter make for an enjoyable experience.”
I found the Dancing Warrior Yoga through Australian Yoga Life magazine – advert for various yoga schools that offer teacher training. Then I went online & did my own research and came to a few classes. Ended up doing a teacher training course through DWY and my personal practice has grown in more ways than I imagined.
I really like the community feel and focus of DWY. It is more of a boutique-like yoga studio so it’s more intimate and the teachers tend to know most of the students by name. The location’s great as it’s close to a train station and there’s plenty of street parking. Nice cafes and coffee nearby too.
To me, what really sets DWY apart from other schools is the strong focus on adjustment and alignment. In my opinion (and having been to many different classes/schools/teachers), Matt is the ultimate technician when it comes to alignment and embodiment of asanas. And I’m glad the other DWY teachers have incorporated this into their classes too with an emphasis on alignment and safety. The teachers are all very warm, friendly and eager to assist.
Since discovering Dancing Warrior Yoga, I’ve completed my yoga teacher training there, and continue with regular class visits, and my own yoga practice has grown immensely. I only wish I discovered the school a lot earlier! I feel like all aspects of my yoga practice (physical poses, breath work and meditation) have deepened in a relatively short period (about 1 year) compared to 5+ years practicing elsewhere. I’ve also made some dear friends. I am so much more committed to my practice and to yoga in general!
In April 2014, I decided to change my life and I went to Bali on a yoga retreat. Part of the reason for going and doing a yoga intensive was to push my home practice so when I returned, I found Dancing Warrior Yoga. And I haven’t looked back.
Since May 2014, I’ve rarely missed a class and I now do two classes a week as well as my home practice. The studio is my safe place. I feel comfortable there. One of the things I’ve noticed most about Dancing Warrior is how nice the patrons are, how welcoming they are (even when you walk in late!) and how nice it is to do yoga in a really safe encompassing environment.
The school allows you to be yourself – whoever that is, fat, small, broken, tall – you can find a home there. There is a pose for everyone, a version for us all. No one is pushed to do what they cannot.
It’s five months later and the change in me is palpable. I have lost a ridiculous amount of weight, my back rarely aches, I’ve given up my codeine habit and I’m a lot nicer to be around according to my husband. I’ve always said I wouldn’t be who I am without yoga, but really, I wouldn’t be who I am without Dancing Warrior Yoga.