I have the impression that many of us are afraid of silence. We're always taking in something text, music, radio, television, or thoughts - to occupy space. If quiet and space are so important for our happiness, why don't we make more room for them in our lives?
-Thich Nhat Hahn
(Vietnamese Buddhist monk & peace activist)
In association with Vo Trong Nghia Architects' living pavilion, Green Ladder, SCAF will be running a series of free 60-minute yoga sessions, guided by Bondi-based yogi Anna Phillips. Anna will lead participants through a slow, mindful practice focusing on breath, meditation and relaxation. Suitable for all levels – you are welcome to make this your first class.
Saturday 8 October, 11am – 12pm
Saturday 15 October, 11am – 12pm
Saturday 22 October, 11am – 12pm
Saturday 29 October, 11am – 12pm
*Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat.
Bookings are essential as these sessions have a limited capacity.
Anna Phillips's love of yoga began in New Zealand while studying for a Bachelor of Visual Arts and taking care of her two young children. Relocating to Australia provided the impetus to take her yoga studies further. She now infuses the creativity of her artmaking into her yoga teaching, interweaving movement and stillness practices.
As a yoga therapist and teacher Anna nurtures and guides students, taking into account their physical, psychological and emotional needs so as to create holistic and personalised sessions.
Anna also volunteers as a yoga instructor at two facilities for individuals living with disabilities (A Sound Life Charity) and is currently studying Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia. Anna is currently based at Dharma Shala Yoga School in North Bondi where she has been teaching for the past 14 years.