My yoga practice started more than 30 years ago when I learned the foundations of Hatha yoga at the Yoga Education Centre in Chapel St, St Kilda, under Vijayadev Yogendra.
Since then my personal practice has evolved through other yoga and meditation styles, including Asthanga, Iyenga, Oki Do, Yoga Chi Gung, Zen and more recent styles such as Vinyasa. My practice has also been influenced by Eastern martial arts, including Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Taekwondo. I am a regular visitor to Rocklyn Ashram where all the major branches of yoga are integrated to help develop physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Outside of yoga, I have worked in health, community, politics and education, in nursing, project, program and campaign management, and editing and communications. Therefore, I understand the challenges of work and its effect on day-to-day wellbeing and long-term health.
My yoga teaching approach uses the breath, asana (movement) and relaxation to help the practitioner experience yoga at a deeper, personal level. The practitioner is invited to connect with their body, build strength and stability, and cultivate peace, focus and clarity. I generally follow the Hatha style with a focus on its original intention of unifying body and mind and building resilience through awareness. This approach is suitable for people of all levels of experience and people of different ages, sizes and genders.
Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Victorian Institute of Yoga Education and Teacher Training
Yoga for Seniors, Australian College of
Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Leonie
Chakra training, Rocklyn Ashram (Satyananda yoga)
Yoga for Lower Back Pain, Donna Farhi
Bronwen is a great teacher and the studio space is perfect. Bronwen is able to tailor the class to the capability of participants - I highly recommend Yoga for Everyone.
It is my pleasure to recommend Bronwen as a quality yoga practitioner.
I thoroughly enjoy my private yoga lessons /classes with Bronwen. Her calm and patient manner provides a supportive environment. I appreciate her gentle guidance and assistance, which is helping me to improve my practice. Her extensive yoga knowledge and experience are evident through her instruction, and I feel safe and well supported for my individual needs. Knowing Bronwen has a nursing background adds an additional sense of trust.
Taking private classes has been very beneficial to me and I highly recommend it.
I have been receiving regular yoga lessons in the Vinyasa style from Bronwen.
I have to say that it has really enhanced my weightlifting and boxing practice. The emphasis on a calm mind, flexibility and good breathing has added more power and agility to my boxing and more kilos to my lifts.
Bronwen shows her experience in yoga by being a calm, considerate and patient instructor. She is a natural and I would recommend her without reservation.
I value, support and celebrate diversity in our community
I respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional custodians of the land, the Australian Indigenous people