Teacher Spotlight – Bianca Machliss

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We are honoured to have Bianca teaching her signature Synergy Vinyasa Method at My Asana, which she developed through her knowledge as a Physiotherapist, 30 years of Yoga Teaching and 25 years running Yoga Teacher Training.

 

The Synergy Vinyasa style combines the styles of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and traditional Hatha Yoga to give you a flowing, strengthening and nurturing practice.

 

Synergy classes focus on alignment, balance and flexibility. They involve 6 main sequences taught progressively over a 9 week period, however you can join the class at any stage in the 9 weeks.

 

Weekly classes: Wednesday 7-8am, Friday 10:30-11:30am

We asked Bianca to share a little more about herself...

How long have you been practicing and teaching yoga?

I have been practicing for 33 years and teaching for 30 years.

How has yoga impacted your life?

It is my life….LOL….there is nothing more rewarding than practicing and a real honour to be able to teach and help others.

What type/s of yoga have you studied/do you teach?

I have practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga and other variations of Hatha yoga. From this experience and studying Physiotherapy, I have developed the Synergy Vinyasa style of yoga.

What do you love about teaching yoga?

Giving students the experience of a meditative practice and removing them from “everyday” life for that time in class. I love helping people understand why they are doing what they are doing and seeing those “light-bulb” moments when they “get it”. Once they’ve got it, it’s there for life…and they will take that into their next practice and life outside the “mat”.

What is your favourite book, podcast and/or movie about yoga or the mind-body connection?

Herman Hess “Siddhartha”.

What do you like to do for fun that is not yoga-related?

Tennis, walking my dog, Officiating at Surf Carnivals.

Who is your greatest inspiration?

There are a few…

What is your favourite quote?

“Lucaet Lux Vestra” Let your light shine!

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