Mabel's classes are some of our most popular at Stretch! With a focus on anatomy underpinned with philosophy she manages to create a 'whole' practice for her students. Her practice is beautiful and refined, and her kindness and compassion for her students are immediately evident. She has called Brisbane home for the last 4 years after living in numerous countries - a truly international yogini!. Mabel has a cat named Tobi and a love for travel, family and the beach.
We recently did an interview with her about how she came to be a teacher here at Stretch and this is what she had to say...
by Leanne Gerich
Want to get the most out of your time on the mat? New to yoga and not entirely sure where to start? We decided to share our 6 secret yoga success tips!
(You may already know some, so maybe not so secret, but everyone needs a little reminder, right?)
Before I started practicing yoga regularly at any studio I may have dabbled in the occasional mat Pilates and ‘yoga’ class at my local gym. To be honest I had no idea what I was doing 95% of the time and I felt they were both interchangeable with an occasional spin class! I also had no idea that the weights being dropped to my left and the thudding pop music in the background was hindering me finding any kind of zen.
While that was over a decade ago now, I still remember the days when I couldn’t have told you what made Pilates any different from yoga. It’s a question that I am still asked on a regular basis today by those who know they want to start SOMETHING that stretches their body and strengthens their core (or maybe just helps them to chill out!) With many gyms and fitness centres offering both it’s easy to get confused! So, here’s our Stretch-style simple guide to the differences between the practices:
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