With the fast pace of life today Mansi offers a luxury at home break where you can learn the art of yoga either in a group or one on one with Jill in the art of ???? yoga in the privacy of your own space here at Mansi, or join a group class. Just pick a time that suits in with your plans during your stay at Mansi.
Pictures of Yoga Space and Yoga Pictures
Description of types of yoga available
Vinysana Flow - Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.
Yin Yoga - Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of practice.
Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. It is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. Here you are trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.
Restorative Yoga - Restorative yoga is something completely different. It's about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. During long holds, your muscles relax deeply. It's a completely different feeling from other types of yoga classes since props are used to support your body instead of your muscles. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. Prepare yourself for deep relaxation when you attend a restorative class. Expect the teacher to arrange for the necessary props to be available for you.
Yoga Nidra - Yoga nidra comes from the Indian yoga tradition. The technique could be described as a lying down form of meditation that uses the whole body as a focus of awareness. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight.
I would like to put a photo of each yoga teacher and a Bio like Jills below.
Jill Ayres – BIO
Health, fitness and an appreciation of nature have been my life partners and passions ever since I was a little girl riding horses on my grandparent’s farm.
In 1988 I formalised my love of fitness by becoming qualified Level 4 certified Group Fitness and Gym instructor. This enabled me to inspire and share my passion with others, which continues to be a joy today.
My journey into the wondrous practice of yoga was a slow one, with lots of research and lots of occasions where I would dip my toes into different types. Through this I arrived at “Vinyasa Flow” – I participated in a class and it was at that time where I experienced my biggest and most profound “ah ha” moment. I suddenly came to the realisation that this was for me – I loved the challenge of its poses, the way it made by body dance and the way it spoke to my emotional and spiritual being. This was the connection my whole being had been craving.
I continued my yoga journey by practicing classes in my home town and participating in Melbourne classes when I could. At one such Melbourne experience I came across an international yoga teacher by the name of Eoin Finn. Eoin teaches a style of Vinyasa yoga called Blissology. Blissology yoga appealed to my sense of physicality, spiritual values, belonging to community, love and fun. From this experience I wanted to take my practice further, travelling to Bali (Ubud) in May 2013, completing my 200 hour Blissology teacher training.
Having taught group fitness classes since 1988 (gulp) I now embraced the practice of teaching yoga classes, which continue to challenge, nourish, surprise and guide me daily in my life. I have gone on to do further training by people that have inspired me: 100 hr Yin Yoga training with Mysan Sidbo; 60 hr training with Lisa Petersen around Somatic Movement and Embodied Anatomy, 1st Level Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra and just like everything in life, believe – one size does not fit all. My practice evolves daily with my mind/body requirements and I recognise that everyone that comes to the mat is on their own journey.
It is now I have reached a place that confirms my passionate life mission through yoga – teach people the ability to connect with their inner still place, connect with their bodies and their minds, bring healing and belief to aid their personal relationships and provide people with an appreciation of community and nature.
I hope to see you on mat soon….hugs Jill.