You are probably wondering what mm…Yoga! stands for, right?
It’s short for Melbourne Mobile Yoga. We can help you if:
- You don’t have the time to get to yoga class
- You want to make work a healthier place to be
- You need or want a more individualised practice
- You are interested in really affordable yoga
Yoga is a second career for all of us. We all remember the long days at a desk, clutching the phone between ear and shoulder, nursing our aching wrists and sore heads.
We remember too the late nights with our laptops, finishing off urgent reports. And the sleeplessness that invariably followed.
In fact, some of us still do that.
Sound vaguely familiar?
never fear. mm…Yoga! will help you manage your physical pain, anxiety and depression and get you moving, fit and flexible.
Like using the best quality ingredients for a meal, mm…Yoga’s teachers are highly qualified, accredited, insured, enthusiastic, and plain awesome! (Please don’t try to eat your teacher.)
Each teacher has a different style, making it possible to match your teacher to your personality, needs, or corporate culture.
Nadine Fawell founded mm…Yoga! out of a crazy, wild passion for yoga. She is a walking poster girl for all the good things it can do. You name the ailment, she’s probably had it – depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and as many joint issues and injuries as you can poke a stick at. Also, she spends way too much time at her laptop, so she knows about sore necks (and wrists and shoulders). But those ailments? Gone. Thanks yoga. Nadine’s been teaching for a while now. Recently, she took an actual holiday. This is news because for the last ten years, every trip she’s taken has been to go off and study more about yoga. Go on, call her a weirdo. She already knows.
Karen has been doing yoga since she was an Economics student, first as a way of keeping fit, then as a way of managing her stress. One quarter-life reassesment later (do we call them crises when they come so early?) she chucked in her day job in favour of wearing stretchy pants and making people happier, calmer, and more productive. Her classes will get you stretched and strong without losing your breath; you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to face the world again. Karen does a great line in guided relaxations and can sometimes be found looking at funny cat pictures on the internet.
Sophie has been doing yoga since a free DVD came her way as a teenager. Her classes are about slowing down, calming down, and learning how to feel good about yourself. You’ll still work hard — and maybe even work up a sweat — but it will never be about pushing yourself just so you can stand on your head or tie yourself up in a pretzel shape. Those things might happen, but they’re almost beside the point. Instead, you’ll get to know yourself, your strengths and the obstacles you might be facing. The flexibility and strength will come slowly from there.
Suzy is a scientist and a yoga teacher. It works well, the combination. She’s an anatomy geek. Did we mention we love those? Keeps people safe and all that. We also love her earthy humour. She has super skills with explaining what she wants you to do with your muscles and how you should be breathing. If you get lucky, she might bring you some of her ambrosial cooking. She’s been known to show up at class with homemade cookies. She’s also a wine aficionado, which may not be so useful if you are planning to stand one one leg AND drink wine.
Nancy is an old hand at yoga: she’s been practicing for 15 years and teaching since 2008. She’s trained in two forms of yoga which helps her offer a practice that is most suitable and beneficial for each individual. She even teaches chair yoga to elders from time to time. She has traveled extensively both to teach and to study yoga. Her focus is to tune in to our three-fold nature: body, mind and spirit. Her classes are challenging while at the same time nurturing, with an accent on honouring and opening to a personal experience that is right for you.
Janene balances working a day job, being a mum, and teaching her awesome yoga classes. Superwoman? Well, pretty damn close. She’s a night owl and can often be found at the computer into the wee hours. Sometimes you will find her dashing madly to catch the train home too. She knows about the commuter lifestyle in the present tense. But of course, she’s not tense because she has those yoga skills. Skills she will happily share with you.
If you can order in food when you are too busy to cook, why not wellness too?
So, how DO you get your yoga delivered?
If you are interested in organising a group class at work, this is what you need to do:
- Chat to colleagues, send out an email maybe, and get an idea of how many people are interested. 10-15 is a good number. Find out what days and times suit your group best.
- Find a room to use for your class – any largish room with furniture that can be moved will do. Your teacher will show up early to set the room up. If you CAN’T find a room, or your group is very small, we can help you find more bodies from nearby businesses and we also often help find rooms for our yogis. Nothing’s too much trouble, just ask.
- Contact us. Nadine will match a teacher to your needs and arrange for your group to pay directly, so you don’t have to deal with the money.
Need a few more reasons to organise yoga at work? Wondering about the cost? Read this.