HELLO

NAMASTE,  Welcome to my web site. My name is Libby. I hope you are OK today.

I’ve been teaching Hatha Yoga in HEALesville since 1999, in fact I’ve taught over 7000 classes in the Yarra Valley Since 1999. Before that I taught regular classes in Fitzroy.

 The greatest gift I can give to  you  is to teach you how to meditate and probably more important is  how to enjoy it.

MY MISSION STATEMENT~~~MY  Intention  is to be of use to you, to  build you up, to make you realize that you are amazing and that  you  can  heal your own body. The only thing that is missing is information.  Once the body becomes more alkali than acidic we begin to think differently, we become smarter ! or a better way to say that is~ when we r alkali, we are simply the best version of ourselves.

MEDITATION <> UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1/BREATHE Breathwork-pranayam-withdraw the senses /quiets the mind /balances the ph of the bloodgas

2/ LISTEN Listening aka  Suni-ai – to with draw the senses  from the  outer world and to focus only on the tiniest of  sounds or to prayer/mantra . .This will lead to a quiet mind.

3/ FEEL Feeling-pratyahara-to withdraw  the senses from the outer world.  Focus on the smallest of physical sensations  like the temperature of the air as it enters and then leave the nostrils. This too will quiet the mind.

4/COUNT

Use counting to break the habit of  ordinary thinking. Try this > count to 108. If you find it difficult to get to 108  keep trying.

Regardless of your success notice what happens to your heart rate. I count when I breathe. Mala beads  have 108 beads. Counting to 108 or repeating anything 108 times is potent work .

5/CREATE  creative visualization- Use your imagination to break  the  addiction to ordinary thought.

 6/ SING      sing anything

7/  PRAY  my prayer rituals have nought to do with any religion nor  church.  Prayer connects us the other side of the veil.

If you want to know more about me, including my CV  spanning 25 yrs , click on the ‘ABOUT ME ‘page.

PRIVATE CLASSES

 I’m no longer doing drop in classes, however If you need yoga, pilates  and or meditation regularly or just a ‘one of ‘ I’m  taking private  classes.

A private  class is  ideal for one to 6 people.

The difference  between a drop in yoga class and a private is we arrange a time  that suits us all really well .We lock in that time and every one pays in advance…We run this for 4 weeks at a time …We can re consider  everything every 4 weeks.

The reason I altered my classes from open drop in classes to private classes  was I often found  the students that needed yoga the most weren’t disciplined enough to see a marked shift in their health.

So I decided to give 4 week  blocks ago.

 

The cost is  $20 per head unless you are  on an older age pension.

I have students all the way up to 83…  they are amazing .

 

My yoga  room and far infra red sauna . see private class menu below

 

The investment for a private class  is

group class 4-6 $20 per head

one or 2 people $25 per head

old age pensioners $10

classes last for  two  hrs

PRIVATE CLASS MENU

 Far infrared SAUNA:

 The sauna is included in the cost. The Far Infra Red Sauna  lives in the yoga room – see pic. Its a 2 seater. The science suggests this kind of sauna is a rapid alkalizer, in other words it’s really good medicine as no dis-EASE can exits in AN ALKALI ENVIRONMENT.

EASY PILATES : specializing in  THERAPEUTIC > PELVIC/ SPINAL ALIGNMENT. I  teach simple easy pilates  moves and stretches , at the same time the student gives me feed back about how that feels. This gives me important information as the body is highly intelligent. Working this way slowly helps eliminate old soft tissue pain . When your pain and inflammation  subside  you can move on to more challenging body sculpt pilates.  Reducing pain and inflammation is easy but it is a life time commitment and  is mostly dependent on the kind of food you eat daily and the kind of thoughts you allow daily .

GENERAL PILATES :   BUILD CORE STRENGTH >PELVIC FLOOR >pilates combines yoga stretches and pretty triky moves that Joseph Pilates invented.  It was the early  1900’s he was a dancer a boxer a yogi and a trapaese artist ,  war broke out, he found himself imprisoned  but  as well he had  an injured spine and no one to help so he decide to heal himself whilst on his bunk – he adapted all kinds of found objects to aide his healing.   …genius   I love it. You will too . i think its the quickest way to get results…but we do need to practice at home.. ill give u a few exercises to practice each week. I was never a fan of home work but when it comes to our bodies …home work is essential.  id like daily exercise to become everyone’s habit.

Regardless of how wonderful Pilates is like all things if done incorrectly can easily injure us. So when practicing it we must put our ego away and go slow .  until the core strength is such that u cannot injure ur spine… then its a free for all 😉

BODY SCULPT PILATES :  HI CARDIO>

WARNING   we can only do body sculpt  pilates  if  your spine and  pelvis are %100 .  You MUST NOT  HAVE SCIATICA  . Siatica is one of the first signs of an impinged nerve in the lower lumber.

Body sculpt Pilates is a blast.  I used to teach it with loud music to about 20 young women . It didn’t take long for us to be  dripping wet .  Its pretty much like being in a gym.          I give you challenging  work to complete . You breath thru it.. and get super  fit, however like all things injuries can occur…I cant feel what the student feels.. so I ask my students to stop immediately  if pain begins… the old no pain no gain is bs… fact is pain is a warning system .

EASY  HATHA YIN YOGA :  THERAPEUTIC > MERIDIAN YOGA     very gentle, easy stretches mostly  seated or laying down with a focus on gentle controlled breath work.

 STRONG IYENGAR YOGA : DIFFICULT YOGA > when you are   fit and strong I’m happy to go there, but until the hips knees back are strong I wont risk injuring you.           In the 80’s when I was 20, Iyengar yoga was  fashionable.  It became  my  first love in the yoga realms. Unfortunately I’ts very patriarchal in nature, push push – ignore all pain !  Eventually it caused  much un wanted stress on my some what broken ballet body so I  let go of the mind set and approached the same postures with a yin-soft- mind.

PRANAYAMA : BEGINNERS BREATHWORK  >  MAXIMIZE OXYGEN IN BLOOD  > SOOTH VEGUS NERVE  >  BALANCE BRAIN CHEMISTRY Breathing isn’t rocket science, we’ve all been doing it day and night for our entire lives . I use a simple de stress breath in for 3 out for 3…  and hold…always Via the  nostrils.

If your nose is blocked you  may have may issues with your  diet.

NUTRITIONAL ADVICE : .SOME FOOD IS MEDICINE  > SOME WILL KILL US SLOWLY >  I studied natural medicine in USA in the 80s. Since 2001  ive grown herbs for  heart disease ….all bacterial issues… insomnia..low blood pressure … skin cancer  etc  etc … the majority of my work is based on herbalism and alkalizing the body with good food.  I’ve also studied permaculture aka sustainable organic farming , and learned a lot about the nutritional value of the weeds that grow naturally among us in our back yards . Providing we have never sprayed the area  with weed killer these weeds  really are super foods with the  best nutrition ever.

MEDITATION :  ”GO WITHIN OR GO WITH OUT” >   THE GOOD NEWS IS IF U DO THE BREATH WORK  FOR LONG ENOUGH YOU WILL MEDITATE.       Over the past 23 yrs I have  fine tuned 7 scientifically  very easy meditation techniques…..They are not new, I did not invent them, I make no claim to them as many healers do . But I have studied  and practiced them thoroughly. Ive  taught them in over 700o classes thus have  proof they work

the yoga room set up for private sessions

A gentle YIN YOGA stretch with head supported on wall. This posture is one of my favorites.

Iyengar Yoga posture. supported handstand.

 

Iyengar yoga. Headstand. I was leaning against the tree.

Heart chakra~ANAHATA~ Acrylic on board 2019

All private classes include a far infrared sauna if you wish. clothes on with door open ..clothes off with a towel …You choose… .Can u see chloe in the sauna ?

 If you wish to check out my style of teaching  you can  find my u tube channel  by clicking  on the tiny little grey utube icon top right hand corner of this page. Alternately email >libbymitchell108@gmail.com

If you want to know more about me, including my CV  spanning 25 yrs , click on the ‘ABOUT ME ‘page.

Maroondah Dam 2017. I Meditate with this very old giant Sequoia~Cali Red Wood regularly.

Stretching aka Hatha Yoga @ Maroondah Dam Wall  winter ‘YOGA AT HE DAM’

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my web site .

♥ LOVE AND LIGHT ♥

OM SHANTI OM

PEACE LIB