INTERVIEW WITH: BRONWYN MUIRHEAD
Can you tell us about your background?
I began my Yoga journey in 2012 after two serious injuries in my life as a competitive tennis player, competing at national and international levels.Injuries to my left knee and right elbow sidelined me for many months. During these months of rehab,I met a yoga instructor (now a lifetime friend),who guided me through recovery via yoga.Experiencing yoga's ability to heal far beyond the physical body and experiencing the passion and joy that was shared with me through yoga,I too found myself wanting to share the knowledge.My studies have allowed me to learn and teach the lineage of Krishnamacharya.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
It was a natural progression for me to become a teacher.
What do you love most about teaching?
The sound of OM closing the class to the sound of OM opening the class, the difference in vibration is mesmerizing.The chanting of OM drives away all worldly thoughts and removes distraction and infuses new vigor in the body.
What is your favorite pose?
More of what is my favourite sequence Surya ,Namaskara A, traditional sun salutations.Is a beautiful expression of love to the Divine and to oneself. I Feel as though I am dancing.
What should students expect from you?
With over 20 yrs experience as a Massage Therapist,I bring to my class the function of alignment of the body in asanas, with breath integration.I teach with passion and humour, while guiding you to explore the journey into the self through the sequences and embodiment of yoga.I am deeply inspired to see people connect with the wisdom of their own body, mind and spirit.I am committed to holding a space for this exploration.ENJOY!
What do you want your students to take away from your teachings?
Yoga compliments all aspects of your life.Never hold your breath in a yoga posture/in a vinyasa practice one breath, one movement and breath slowly
Proudest yoga moment?
Being Handed my Yoga Teacher Training Certification by my teacher.
Most embarrassing yoga moment?
There have been many.Wardrobe malfunctions, making up words as I give verbal queuing.
Hair Om Tat Sat -To the Divine Self be True.
"Practice And all is coming " Sri K Pattabhi Jois
Me, you, everyone is my yoga inspiration.
What is your advice for new yoga students?
Honouring oneself, don't give up, the practice of yoga is a lifetime journey.Some days feel awkward, some days feel amazing, every day is breath.Take the time to become aware of the Eight-Limb path of Yoga.