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Lydia Schoenhals

Lydia Schoenhals

Yoga is my source of energy, peace of mind and concept of freedom. Over the last 10 years, I have been lucky enough to meet a great variety of inspiring teachers and have gained many memorable experiences which inform my teaching. I have completed a 200 hour Hatha yoga TTC at Om Shanti Community in Mezico and a 300 hour TTC in India in Mysore at Atmavikasa Yoga Kutira.

My teaching style is a mix of all the teachers that have inspired me and is naturally based on my own practice and experience. I am originally from Germany, and have lived in many different countries over the last 10 years.
During and after my studies of cultural and social anthropology in Vienna, Austria, I tuned into existential self – inquiry and have taken classes and completed training in Yoga, Meditation, Thai Yoga Bodywork (NUAD), Massage, Shiatsu, Trance Dance and Acro Yoga.

My passion for movement, health and nutrition motivate me to share my knowledge with enthusiasm. It’s a gift for me to guide my students on their journey towards positive body awareness. I’m a movement facilitator, body worker and motivational up-lifter. Having danced from a small age, I have explored various styles like Ballet, Hip Hop, Capoeira, Belly dance,
dance with fire Pois, African, electronic and improvisational free flow. I have expanded my knowledge of the correlation between body and mind over the last 10 years through a regular yoga and meditation practice and teaching. My Home Studio is Yoga East in Bairnsdale East Gippsland where I teach Kids Yoga and Hatha flow.

Lydia will also be offering Nuad at the festival!


Nuad is an ancient form of bodywork with deep roots in Ayurveda and Buddhism. Also known as Thai Massage or Passive Yoga, it addresses the whole person – touching and balancing the physical as well as the subtle body. Thai bodywork is like doing Yoga without any effort, as the therapist puts your body into various positions and stretches without any work on your part.

A full-body treatment starts at the feet and progresses up to the head. The therapist creates flowing rhythmic compression using palms, knees, feet, elbows and fingers blended with stretching positions to effectively produce a harmonious integration of your body’s vital systems. This unique type of bodywork restores the flow of energy throughout the body, resulting in a deep meditative state, allowing the receiver’s body to free up and restore.

The session is done on a futon-like mat on the floor, allowing better access to certain muscles and facilitating the passive stretching and the mobilization of joints in a variety of positions. For your session, please wear comfortable exercise-type clothing and avoid eating immediately before the session

Skills

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February 18, 2019

Skills

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February 18, 2019