Ebb and Flow Yoga
Melita Eisenberg - Yoga Teacher - Newcastle
I’m the founder of Ebb and Flow Yoga and I want to help you become stronger and more mobile, through yoga and functional movement.
I teach a combination of functional yoga, vinyasa (flow), and pranayama (breathwork). The functional style of yoga woven into my teaching is inspired by LYT™ Yoga, (created by physical therapist Lara Heimann). The practice of LYT™ Yoga is steeped in principles of functional anatomy and biomechanics. Correct integration of the shoulders, spine, and hips, is the first step to good alignment.
For you to wake up, feeling better than you did yesterday, is not only your gain but mine too! The moment your face lights up, having realized your capability and growth, is cause for celebration and is why I love teaching yoga!
Six things you'll get in an Ebb and Flow Yoga Class are:
Whether you're an experienced yogi or new to yoga, I am committed to igniting your passion for movement by guiding you through this truly transformative practice. You deserve to feel the joy and power of your body. I’m here to show you practical ways to incorporate yoga into all aspects of your life. Wherever you are on your journey, I’m here to back you!!
Member of Yoga Alliance Worldwide
First Aid - CPR Certified
Working With Children Check Approved
HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOU
Yoga is a wonderful tool that helps us move intelligently, maintain healthy joints, and feel energized.
Regular practice induces an awareness of the physical, mental, and spiritual nature of ourselves.
People often feel a sense of lightness after practicing yoga, like they've woken up.
Putting good stress on your bones, joints, and muscles makes them stronger and more pliable, which will give you more stability. Finding your physical strength will help you understand your body's capability. Yoga has been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. A physiological effect occurs, that stimulates the mind, whereby stress and anxiety are reduced, and replaced with feelings of positivity and engagement in life.
Strengthening your joints will increase your range of mobility. Moving your body in a variety of ways opens up places that are tight. You'll gain more freedom to move around in ways that protect you from the aches and pains experienced from having tension in the muscles and joints.
The breath is a powerful tool, it can help calm you down and deepen your self-awareness. Focusing on your breath engages you in the here and now, rather than being stuck with your inner thoughts. Each class starts with relaxed breathwork, which slows the racing mind. Transitioning to our physical practice, we aim to maintain focus on the breath, like a synchronized dance. The breath and body united in harmony.
Mind Body Connection
Pranayama is the ancient practice of breath control. Prana, means 'Life Force'. There are several pranayama techniques, that all aim to clear emotional and physical obstacles in our lives. Pranayama, yoga, and meditation can lower your breathing and heart rate, decrease your stress levels, and increase blood flow to your vital organs. As a result, there's a balance shift to the sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system gets switched on, sending us from 'fight or flight mode, to one of ease, 'rest and digest'.
In Sanskrit the word ‘yoga’ translates to ‘union’ or ‘connection’. The practice of yoga is a uniting of mind and body, mind and soul, and ultimately the union of the individual soul with the universal soul.
The practice of functional movement in yoga will have a huge impact on the well-being of your joints. Sustainable training creates pathways in the brain, that become like a well-known road map for your body. Once these pathways are imprinted, your body has the awareness to perform safe, functional actions without having to think about them. This readiness is what we call adaptability, in functional movement and THIS is where the transformation happens.
"Mel's unique functional yoga classes have provided me with the skills and knowledge to develop a stronger and more balanced yoga practice. I take this into my daily tasks with greater mobility."
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Tel: +61 422 386 507