Evelyn Taylor - Yoga Teacher & Owner of Kurrara Historic Guest House I began my yoga journey with Iyengar trained teacher Judy Krupp back in the 80’s, when a friend suggested that I drop into class. I found the practice to be life changing! 'Yoga provided a toolkit to deal with physical & mental issues, offering coping mechanisms to deal with life's problems' 'Being present on the mat was comparable to having a short holiday - the therapeutic benefits of yoga were significant!' I practised regularly and was encouraged to study both Level 1& 2 Teacher Training in 2008 over a period of 2 years, with teacher/mentor Judy & Byron Yoga. I have taught regularly ever since. 'Yoga tends to evolve....it is vital to stay connected!' so I have attended numerous workshops over the years with Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi, Judy Krupp, Maria Kirsten, Michele Sierra, John Ogilvie, Leslie Kaminoff and others. My personal practice extends over 30 years, and my teaching style focuses on alignment and the small details of functional anatomy in a flow practice. I teach from a therapeutic perspective - a 'whole body practice' to address the needs of my students with variation for injury/restrictions. Yoga is not one size fits all! I urge my students to find their inner calm as they transition through a vinyasa flow discovering the dynamics of the breath....did I mention the music? (I love music - it creates an atmosphere of intent! I have a vast library of yoga music, and I absolutely hate drum machines and anything that is fake! Occasionally Prince and Robert Plant get a look in- it's all about the tempo!) - and the accoustics in the studio at Kurrara are sublime! What do I like best? I love watching my students transform both physically and mentally and become empowered. I love taking them on the yoga journey - all blissed-out after savasana. I love working with students who think they are too old - age is no barrier! or too this, or too that..... and the fact that they've made the effort to come to class makes me want to be there for them! I love the new studio at Kurrara, it is probably the nicest studio I have ever practised in. I continue to teach at the YogaRoom in St. Ives, Sydney each week, after all that's where my journey started.