What people say about Audra
In November 2021 I received a back injury at work, resulting in a persistent ache that increased during activities. After months of specialist appointments, physio and a rehabilitation program, unfortunately my ache was still there. Surgery was not recommended, but an epidural cortisone could give temporary relief. I was told by one specialist surgeon that yoga would help to strengthen the area and then to live with it and adjust my life accordingly. I was not keen on the epidural injections, so yoga was the way to go.
Audra has been my saviour and anyone with an injury should definitely look at the therapy programs she offers, do it sooner rather than later as it could speed up your recovery process. Audra is an inspiration and has helped me understand the Fascial System and how it has been affected by my injury. She has tailored individual programs for me, including photographs of my poses, together with her voice recorded program. All I do is hit the play button on my laptop. She has told me what activities to avoid whilst my body is trying to heal together with nutritional advice.
She has helped me with relaxing and breathing exercises to assist with the stress and upset that goes together with my injury. I am also having therapeutic massage sessions to help release the tension in the fascial system. I would definitely recommend this approach to release the holding patterns in the body. Since commencing my therapy program, I have noticed a difference in my ache, and although I am still on my journey, I’m glad I’m travelling with Audra by my side. Thank you Audra.
Jackie. January 2023
" Audra is a 5 star yoga therapist who uses yoga-informed, holistic, and non-invasive treatments that work! In December 2022 I had a painful injury to my neck involving a disc bulge and accompanying shoulder strain.
Audra was absolutely amazing in providing a yoga therapy session, with an easy-to-use program, that assisted greatly in my recovery.
Audra also provided useful nutritional advice to help with my condition. As a result, I have been able to avoid invasive injections and surgery to my neck.
I have been able to resume work and exercise again. I would certainly recommend Audra's yoga therapy sessions to anyone with a spinal or muscular injury. It is more than worth it!"
Bliss Teacher Trainee Testimonial - The most amazing experience, delivered with kindness and compassion. I highly recommend every yoga teacher take this course to find and experience the Bliss side of Yoga. AA.
What an amazing retreat! Everything was so well and thoughtfully organized, lots of great yoga, plenty of free time plus some lovely extra delights like the drinks at sunset, fish dinner at the park and yoga at the beach. I am so grateful of having had the opportunity to be part of this retreat and hope that will be able to join you in any future retreats.
Thank you again for all the hard work.
I met Audra about 3 years ago as my wife's Yoga Therapist.
At the time I was between 140 & 150 kgs in weight and really struggling with my body.
My wife was the "yoga person" & I was into the more dynamic martial arts of my youth, that's if I did anything.
Over the first year of weekly appointments with my Wife, I canvased Audra to see if yoga could really help someone like me and I loved her down
to earth approach, "we can just try".
In reality, I think I was more interested in the massage and not the hard work.
As we started out I was not ready for the changes that were just around the corner.
For starters, I knew my flexibility was not good since childhood but I had buried that deep down along with all my stiff attitudes.
For the last 2 years years I have been on a roller coaster of change and a kind of enlightenment. The physical changes have been startling and confronting and I have added dieting to the regular yoga practice.
Dieting has been like the mortar and Yoga like the trowel and I have lost over 70 kgs and can now do postures that I never thought were possible.
What I like most about Audra is her ability to work with me from any level, and for her to follow her intuitive roadmap that she has developed over many years of her practice. Her intuition at times boarders on the brink of magical. She could see I had the capacity for change and always has my safety in mind.
I would honestly recommend Audra to anyone, young or old, skinny or large, confident or otherwise, for anything from the vast array of tools that she has in her magical toolbox. If I have one regret it is that I didn't start earlier.
Audra has been a dear friend, a teacher and a life saver ever since I started Yoga back in 2006.
I love her wit, passion and honesty, but most recently, her move into Yoga Therapy has helped me.
Through a series of appointments, she assessed how my body moved and asked questions about my behavioural and daily routines. Audra worked with me to come up with a yoga program that I did with her privately, then at home. These moves have relieved my pain and allowed me to sleep better at night. It is still a work in progress but I feel it has made a big impact on my life.
Many thanks X Helen Rodgers
After living only in my head for decades, thanks to Audra's knowledge and compassionate care, I slowly move into my body again.
An amazing feeling. In a matter of weeks I have achieved what no therapy could do before.
Any one of Audra's classes leaves me in a better state of mind & body.
Very often I go to class quite scattered and lost. Something happens in those hours that leaves me calm, centered and able to go on with life again. It is something so hard to describe that it is best to experience it for oneself.
Maybe Audra's gentle, intuitive way to teach yoga is the missing link for the treatment of Body image/Eating disorders. Ever so slowly I learn to make friends with my body, and sometimes even to listen to it. No psychotherapy can teach you how things feel, get accustomed with the Mind/Body connection. Instead of being stuck in my head, I now go out and experience life. SB.
I have been a yoga student in classes run by Audra for nearly 18 months. I can say without doubt that this has helped reduce chronic pain from ongoing spinal issues while improving my overall wellbeing. For that I'm truly grateful -- Thanks Audra! JL
So blissed to find you again Audra and with your own business that you so deserve. Your yoga class really nurtured my mind and body today. You have an incredible gift that is so special and thank you for sharing it. I will be back and will bring my daughter - it will be good for her too.
Namaste Judy x
“WOW Audra I had an amazing time on pumpkin island. It was invigorating and rejuvenating, will definitely go again....thank you for the experience”...
I have been lucky enough to have been following Audra around like a little groupie for 13 years now.
It all began with a recommendation from a friend when I told her I was interested in starting yoga.
From the very first class I knew I was where I needed to be.
Audra's knowledge, passion & understanding was evident & her calming voice took me to a Zen like state.
My healthy addiction to yoga began immediately. In a very short time I could feel the benefits, as my body began to re-align, recharge & repair. I had been wearing a knee brace for years from a previous injury which I have not put back on since!
That was my first light bulb moment & there have been a steady stream of so many more over the years thanks to Audra & her expert instructing.
I was lucky enough to begin my first experience of Yoga Retreats with Audra too, which are just heaven on earth & are still something I attend regularly, along with the beautiful friends & community that have also come from meeting Audra.
It truly is a mind, body, spirit journey that is constantly evolving. You learn to just breathe & be in the moment & centre, which helps me every day, I have always said everybody needs yoga in their life. It just helps you face everything in the right mindset.
I am so lucky & grateful to now call Audra a dear friend 13 years on.
Audra's knowledge & teaching has deepened over the years, she is an amazing instructor, who truly loves what she does. I cannot speak highly enough of Audra's yoga & the benefits from it.
NAMASTE Melanie Cassidy
Audra is a great yoga teacher. Her lessons are personal, varied and she challenges me every week. I can not say enough good things about Audra.
I just wanted to say the biggest heartfelt thanks to you, you beautiful soul for all your time and energy organising the most relaxing, exciting and inspiring retreat ever! The yoga was amazing, the massages were so relaxing and the entertainment was exhilarating and so much fun!! Beach challenges, trivia night, treasure hunt and celebrity heads were the absolute best! Thanks so much to Phil and the team!
Another big thank you to Inez and her team of foodies for creating the most delicious meals and all dietary requirements taken care of, fantastic effort!
I literally cannot wait for the next retreat, no matter where it is, as long as it has your beautiful soul and energy, it too will be life changing for all who attend.
Much love and gratitude,
I have been enjoying Audra's yoga classes for many years now. From my very first class I was hooked. I was so impressed with her style of teaching and how well her choice of poses flow throughout her sessions. I have also been lucky enough to experience two of Audra's Yoga Retreats. I can not wait until the next one!! xxoo Many Galbraith.
I was so pleased with my hour long one on one Yoga session with Audra in helping me feel confident and become conscious of my alignment in Bakasana - crow pose and Chaturanga. Even though I have been practicing Yoga for 9 years, and training as a Yoga Teacher, these asana are still very difficult for me, so I decided to see Audra to help me with the correct positioning of my body to avoid any long term strain on my already weak shoulders. Audra gave me movements that prepared me for the peak poses in which I wanted to focus on. As you can imagine, by the end of my session, I was super excited to have achieved a Crow Pose not once, but a few times. Thank you so much Audra for your patience, your knowledge in helping me achieve my concerns and for giving me information that will only enhance my future Yoga Practice.
Forever grateful, Namaste. Kim
I have been attending Audra's yoga classes for more than 10 years. She is an amazing teacher who can really guide you to connect your body with your mind, It's not just an exercise class. Audra helps you to stay focussed and connect the movements with the breath whilst keeping you aware of every tiny piece of muscle in your body. The movements and postures during the class then all lead you to drift into Savasana. The result at the end of the session is the feeling of rejuvenation. Thank you Audra!
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