Hayley is a Glow Yoga teacher, you can book into her classes here.
What is the best time of the day to practise/exercise?
I’d say, whenever your schedule allows, I can be found on my mat at all sorts of weird times of day. But the most important thing is that we do, even if it’s just for 15 mins!
What do you recommend to eat before your class? after the class?
I do recommend that students don’t eat directly before class, but this means a don’t eat a 3 course meal immediately before stepping on your mat. I’m a grazer and often have to have a little veggie protein based snack prior to class, to keep my energy levels up and my mind off my tummy in Savasana. Post class, water, lots of it, and I love a smoothie with oats, fruit and almond milk.
What do you love about Good Vibes?
The broad spectrum of people that can be found in class; different bodies, different ages, shapes and sizes, levels. It’s so accessible. All moving and breathing (and sweating!) as one.
What do you teach in class?
I teach a good ol’ slow flow, with lots of focus on the integration of the core body, alignment cues and breath work, in order to keep the nervous system in balance, even when we are standing on our hands! I’m also a big fan of therapeutic work and a total prop nut. We get all the toys out in my classes.
How will I feel after your class?
Ahhhhh, well that’s up to you... I know how I’d like you to feel, but I never ever presume how the practice is going to move you on any given day. All that I ask is, in the space and the time we share you find something of your very own, that will inspire you every day.
Tell us something surprising about yourself...
For all my talk of slow, mindful movement, my hobbies seem to be the total opposite! I can often be found throwing myself down snowy mountain slopes with a board strapped to my feet or paddling out in to the ocean ready to be thrown to shore on a surfboard.
Hayley Johns was introduced to yoga as a teen and it’s been a constant in her life since. A committed yoga nerd for well over 15 years, she’s been sharing her passion by teaching, since qualifying (RYT 200) through apprenticeship with Lara Baumann in 2008. She guides students to embody their own inner awareness, and aside from occasional talk about the moon, she is completely down to earth and light hearted. Always encouraging her students to be completely present, at home in their bodies; reclaiming intuition and resilience, increasing our ability for compassion, strength and healing.
4 August 2014