Helen began practicing yoga in 2004 and was a regular practitioner of Hatha and Vinyasa for many years, but it wasn't until joining Yoga Village as a student in 2012 that her yoga deepened to a committed daily practice. As her practice continued to deepen, Helen gained her teacher training in Hatha Vinyasa yoga over an eight-month period through Yoga Village's teacher training program. True to her Hatha Vinyasa roots, Helen believes in creating some heat and fire in a yoga practice, whilst balancing strength with softness in each individual pose.
Helen's classes focus on cultivating three key feelings: strength, openness and clarity; applying a science-based approach to asana together with yogic traditions.
Helen McMurdo instructs the following:
Beginners - Yoga Foundations
Our Foundations classes are for students who are fairly new to Yoga or who wish to focus on the basic foundations of their yoga practice. These classes will bring you back to the basics, teaching the fundamentals of basic poses and transitions that you will find in the general Hatha classes.
Running much like a course, these classes run on a 5 week rotation after which students will be properly prepared to attend general classes. Students can join at any time, and so long as you attend for 5 weeks all the material will be covered.
It is recommended students initially attend 2-3 times per week to gain all the benefits and growth that this practice can offer.
Gentle Hatha (Slow Flow)
A beautiful fluid practice, Slow Flow incorporates Hatha Poses and and flows gently between poses. This class is less vigorous practice that Ashtanga and Hatha Vinyasa and is appropriate for all levels.
Expect this class to incorporate a mixture of Yoga Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation.
Suitable for all levels and for pregnant ladies
Hatha, meaning the balance between the sun and the moon, is a free flowing and physically challenging style of yoga. This is the perfect for those who are looking for an activity in which they can completely channel their energy. Students are encouraged to breath through the ever changing poses and can expect to feel revitalised at the end of the class.
This is a mixed level class and teachers will offer different options for those of different experience levels. Some experience is required.