Welcome to our yoga studio in Toowoomba
Within the walls of our optimally air conditioned and carpeted Toowoomba yoga studio exists the ideal environment for us to assist all clients and practitioners of yoga in their pursuit of spiritual and physical wellbeing.
You are always welcome to make use of our clean, expertly crafted yoga studio in which we have already stored fresh blanket matts for your use, leaving nothing for you to worry about except getting here, which is easy enough as we are conveniently located close to the city centre with ample parking available nearby.
Hatha Yoga is the correct term for the most commonly referred to form of practiced Yoga. Here at Lesleigh's Yoga Classes we take no shortcuts in communicating the best applications of Hatha Yoga and will stop at nothing to see our committed clientele reap the rewards of this beautiful art form.
Hatha is one word made from the combination of two separate ones, Ha meaning positive and Tha meaning negative. Hatha is the balancing of positive and negative energies through specific relaxation and meditation exercises.
Guidelines for our Toowoomba yoga studio
To ensure the harmonic balance of our Toowoomba yoga studio we have implemented a set of friendly guidelines that we encourage our customers to abide by.
We ask that all customers please:
Wear comfortable clothing
Don’t eat a large meal within 1-2 hours of attending class
No comparing yourself to anyone else as yoga is non-competitive. Simply be aware of your own abilities
Do your best and leave the rest
No forcing, over extending or bouncing
Be aware of your breath at all times
Enjoy...YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY
Lesleigh is the Principal of this highly recommended Yoga Centre which provides the community with traditional Yoga teachings and skills for living a full and healthy life. The Yoga School has been established for over forty years and is known throughout the Yoga community of Queensland. Lesleigh is a full teaching member of the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA) – Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTAA) – Swami Saraswati – accredited teaching member of Swami Gitananda – and studies of Swami Anandakapila Mind Magic. Lesleigh is also recognised for her many years of committee involvement in the South Queensland Branch of the IYTA.
Lesleigh and her team of teachers are continually updating their knowledge by attending
Study with Donna Farhi and Judith Lasater
Yoga is a holistic approach, seeking to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit, perfecting the, mental and emotional aspects of health, bringing self-development and self-awareness. Yoga is an ancient philosophy, thought to pre-date 3000BCE and believed to have originated around the Indus Valley in Northern India. The word “Yoga” literally means union or joining – the joining of the self with pure consciousness however one may perceive it. Yoga is a science of life aiming to bring balance between the physical body, the mind and the spirit: between action, intelligence and the higher self, bringing physical health and peace of mind through movement, breath awareness, relaxation and meditation techniques. Yoga follows many different paths from the purely physical path to the path of meditation and devotion. The IYTA seeks truths from all these paths. Yoga is a state of mind and the practice of yoga will help bring calmness to the body, mind and emotions.
Benefits of Yoga
A greater zest for life; increased strength and flexibility; better digestion and circulation; improved concentration and increased awareness; increased ability to manage stress through relaxation; improved breathing and good health; brings balance to the mind, the body and the soul.
Yoga and Stress
The practice of yoga is excellent in helping to overcome stress and a hectic pace of life. Stretching and asanas help to burn off excess adrenalin which may cause anxiety. Yoga helps release tension in the muscles and allows the blood to flow freely through the body.
Breathing practices help to overcome anxiety and panic attacks. Increased oxygen from the breath helps the brain to function well. Meditation and mindfulness practices help the mind overcome destructive thought patterns.