Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

Dafna Kronental

Dafna's background in dance and performance initially led to her interest in pilates and yoga 12 years ago. Her resonance with the yogic teachings and regular meditation practice saw her undertake training in India as a yoga teacher in the traditional Sivananda Hatha style. She has since completed her 50hr Yin Teacher Training and worked at various studios and with different private clients and corporations around Sydney.
 
Also a Masters student of Psychotherapy, Dafna is passionate about deep mind and body practices that not only cultivate physical strength and flexibility, but facilitate mental and spiritual awareness and well-being.
 
Every student's experience is important to Dafna, so she is mindful of developing enduring relationships with her students; tailoring the practice to suit each individual 's needs with the aim of relieving day-to-day stresses and replenishing vital energy.

Shivani Jevendren

Her journey into yoga started at university when she stumbled across a yoga studio with no knowledge of what yoga was or what to expect. That first moment on the mat introduced her to a whole new world of movement and the beginning of the journey to explore and discover the layers of who we are. She studied with such renowned teachers as Sarah Powers and Tara Judelle, who have led her to a deeper understanding of yoga and aroused her curiousity to explore.

She currently teaches vinyasana yoga, hatha yoga and yin yoga in studios around Sydney. Her classes invite students to come home to themselves. Through enquiry, observation and feeling, students are encouraged to allow the movement to originate from inside and expand, moulding the poses to connect us to a sense of greater meaning in each moment. When not teaching or practicing she can be found in nature, hiking or trying to keep her plants alive.

Luc Sanchez

Luc has always had a strong calling and attraction to spiritual practices. He was also a very active child but never called for team sports, so for years he enjoyed regularly rock climbing, Aikido, and Karate. He did his first Vipassana Meditation when he was 16, a life changing experience, that became an important personal practice. He has continued for years now, participating, volunteering and serving

At the age of 21 he started flirting with yoga, casually joining classes, becoming aware of different styles of asana practice, unconvinced and without really committing. The need to link spiritual practice with body work seemed however important. A couple of years later when he was living in Berlin he began to practice acrobatics, contact improvisation and at this time discovered Ashtanga yoga.

The need to follow the path of yoga then became unquestionable. In Ashtanga, the link between the philosophy and practice was obvious and the discipline fundamental. At that point he had just finished his studies in Music Production and Audio engineering, and decided to go to India to be closer to the roots of yoga. He spent the first couple of months in Rishikesh studying under Yogi Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and the next months traveling through India, continuing practicing Ashtanga yoga and Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Saya Gyi U Ba Khin.

In Tulum on the Caribbean coast he had the opportunity to start teaching regularly. He taught daily Vinyasa classes as well as led a 6 days per week Ashtanga Mysore style program and after 1 year organized his first retreat.

Life led him to South East Asia where he completed trainings in Thai Massage with Pichest Boonthumme and Ashtanga yoga with Andrea Drottholm, Kirsten Berg and Iain Grysak. During this time, he also opened a space for yoga in Chiang Mai Thailand, and taught classes as well as facilitated retreats in France, Swizerland and Sri Lanka where he continues to teach every year. In 2015 he went to continue his studies in India.

He knew going to Mysore and practicing with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI was essential for him to understand the roots of the Ashtnaga lineage since then continues to return every year.

He believes the guidance of a good teacher and particularly a consistent dedication to a particular practice is fundamental for authentic personal growth on the path of yoga. But it is perhaps more important to learn how to look inside ourselves to go into deeper levels of self-study and awareness.

In the end it is our own consistent practice and dedication that will lead us forward, that will teach us to become kinder, more aware and attentive, and help us lead our lives in a mindful way.

 
Yin yoga is a more passive style of yoga that involves holding fewer postures for longer periods of time to generate deeper movement, targeting the deep connective tissue of the body and to open up in to the joints. Classes are challenging but accessible to all levels. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 17 Dec 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dafna Kronental
  • Tue 18 Dec 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Shivani Jevendren
  • Wed 19 Dec 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dafna Kronental
  • Fri 21 Dec 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dafna Kronental
  • Sat 22 Dec 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Luc Sanchez
  • Fri 28 Dec 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dafna Kronental
  • Sat 29 Dec 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Luc Sanchez
  • Wed 02 Jan 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dafna Kronental