Shane Turner Yoga
Shane Turner Yoga
Shane resides on two acres South of Billinudgel with his darling and their blended family of 5 children and a meandering border collie named Ziggy. Shane's yoga is a strong, relaxed and open teaching that focuses on increasing vitality, empowerment and calm. It’s suitable for all levels and all walks of life. If you’re a bloke and never felt comfortable going to yoga before but always wanted to then this is the space for you. If you’re a yogi from way back, then Shane's classes provide a place to come and offer your strength, energy and inspiration. Shane also runs a landscaping business focused on native vegetation and is in love with surfing almost as much as he loves his darlin.
1. How did you discover Yoga and why did you decide to become an instructor?
I was introduced to yoga by a canadian backpacker in Kathmandu in Nepal in 1998. He was a cool cat and had been practicing quite seriously during his time in Nepal and insisted I try. I dabbled upon return to Oz but it wasn't until a few years later when my body began to suffer from years of landscaping that I took it up as a more regular therapeutic practice. I felt so connected to yoga and soon realised that I would love to teach one day and make it part of my lifestyle. I also looked forward to becoming a doorway for many of my mates who wouldn't normally attend a class but would feel comfortable with me at the wheel!
2. Do you follow a particular school of Yoga?
I've attended most yoga styles/schools but Hatha yoga is my core practice. I do draw from all of my experience though and incorporate anything that I feel would be beneficial or relevant.
3. What practices/techniques do you incorporate into your classes, and why?
I'm at the very early stages of my teaching career and attract mainly beginner students, so the main focus is firstly on the breath, then correct alignment/integrity to ensure a safe practice and promote a solid foundation right from the get go
4. Where are your classes held?
I teach at Ocean Shores Community centre each Saturday morning and Burleigh Heads Uniting Church on a Monday afternoon.
5. Who would benefit from yoga classes?
Anybody who made the effort to go. Even someone who came and simply sat there and watched, would walk away in a better space!
6. What is your greatest achievement?
Raising healthy, aware ,spirited children.
7. How do you maintain peace in your own life?
Breathing deep, slow breaths, finding some positive in all situations and constantly letting go by having as little attachment as possible to specific outcomes.