Know your instructor:
My journey with yoga began as a teenager. From young age I have always felt that this is my path. Yoga gives me the strength to move on in hard times. Yoga and meditation has helped me to feel completely at peace with myself and the world around. When I see the same serene and peaceful look of my students at the end of my classes, I feel that I have taken the right path in transforming people’s lives to the better.
I got certified in Hatha Yoga at Integral Yoga Institute in India. To further my knowledge in Yoga, I learnt therapeutic aspects of yoga under the guidance of an experienced Yoga Therapist Dr.Ganesh Babu. He not only fine-tuned my asana practice, but also gave me a good knowledge of cleansing Kriyas and their effects on the body. When I was living in the US, I got a chance to practice under the guidance of Swamy Adyatmanda.
I started teaching Yoga since 2011. I first took up the yoga instructor role for children at Bala Samaskar Kendra, Point Cook, Victoria. I have taught Vasudeva Kriya Yoga under the guidance of Yoga Guru Rajendra Yenkanamoole. He has also been my mentor in the past year for spiritual advancement in Yoga and Meditation.
Prana Yoga takes an integral approach to yoga – with a smooth flow of Asanas, Pranayama & Meditation.
We analyse the individuals’ health problems/goals and give asana and pranayama practice accordingly.
During the classes, the benefit of the asanas will be explained along with the organs the asanas benefit. This improves the knowledge of the practitioner. Our students go out of the class with a good knowledge of yoga and hence will be useful all their life.
We will be doing Yoga Nidra after the Asana practice in every class. Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) – an ancient technique that releases stress and fatigue of the body and mind. You will feel completely refreshed rejuvenated after the Yoga Nidra practice.
Other proven benefits of our classes:
Some of our client feedback:
- Increase energy levels
- Improve muscle tone and flexibility
- Improve overall health and wellbeing
- Develop a sense of balance & harmony
- Knowledge on the ancient science of yoga
- Have worked with and supported people with back pain and helped cure their problem.
“Getting to do yoga at Prana Yoga studio is the highlight of my week. I have been unfit for a while but Roopas’ patience and the modifications she provides for each pose enables even a novice like me to attempt every pose. She is extremely patient and very knowledgeable. I enjoy the fact that I get a COMPLETE yoga practice here – from asanas, to mudras to pranayama – each aspect is covered thoroughly and I end up learning so much. Getting up to attend a 6 am class is not a chore when you have Roopa as a teacher”
– R Suppiah, Language Lecturer
“She is simply amazing. In the start i need to push my 11 yr old for the class. But, now she enjoys a lot. Keep the good work Roopa.”
– Arthi, IT
“As a beginner yogi I was nervous about starting lessons, after the first session these nerves had disappeared. Through Roopa’s classes I have developed a calmed mind despite living a very busy lifestyle. Roopa is a very flexible teacher (no pun intended) and caters for the needs of all of her students. Despite being awake earlier than usual for classes I leave them feeling more energised! I cannot wait to learn more from Roopa :)”
– Taara Boyles
“My understanding and appreciation of Yoga have improved immensely since I started with Prana Yoga studio. Roopa is the perfect teacher with a good knowledge base and calm approach that makes every class interesting and a real pleasure. I eagerly await my bi-weekly early morning yoga sessions. Good work out for the body and relaxation for the mind.”
– S Penmecha