There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.

Generally, it is recognised as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.

In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.

Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.

Moonee Ponds MindBody Health Centre has two yoga practitioners on hand to assist beginners through to long-time yoga participants find true health and happiness for mind, body and soul.

Contact the Centre today to find out more.


Nicky McKinnon

Nicky has been practising Yoga for 16 years and teaching Yoga for the past 8 years. She is an qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher, with classes incorporating Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), and Meditation.


Natalia Betts

Natalia is a passionate and dedicated yoga teacher who has been devoted to the wisdom and the practice of the path of yoga for over 15 years. She is committed to teaching and inspiring people to obtain holistic wellbeing through the ancient philosophy of yoga.



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