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Gen Braund
Teaching Crew


My teaching Style
My style of teaching is encouraging and focused on alignment – I love to see the ‘ah-ha’ moment when people settle into the version of the asana that works best for their bodies. I like to provide tips and tricks for finding depth in a posture from Yin, Ashtanga and Iyengar methods and  because backbends and hip openers are my personal favourites, expect to get bendy in my classes! I especially love to bring yoga to those who perhaps wouldn’t normally be exposed to it – complete beginners, school children, footballers, office workers… the list goes on.

Each of our teachers take inspiration from their lineage of yoga and personal practice when designing their classes, so this is a little bit more about how I uniquely deliver each style of class:

Mellow Hum: Beginning with meditation and pranayama, we move through a sequence of Yin-style postures.
 
Unified Hum: A refined flow focusing on energetic alignment and honing a variety of asanas. No matter how experienced we are there is always something new to learn.
 
Dynamic Hum: A faster flow focusing on building heat and opening the body to build to peak postures – find yourself practicing new shapes and experiencing new levels of flexibility and strength.  

About Me
After high school I completed a Bachelors of Education, and pretty soon into it I realised that while I loved teaching, working in schools wasn’t for me. It took a couple more years after that for the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place. However; once I applied for and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India, it was clear to me that using my passion for teaching in yoga was what I really wanted to do.

I love yoga because it helps me become the best version of myself. With learning, mindfulness and some hard work I am happier, kinder and am in the process of becoming who I was meant to be. I teach yoga because I love watching people undergo the same process of transformation and the same journey that I did – from uncertainty about the practice, to all-consuming yoga obsession and finally settling into peace.

Most memorable yoga experience
Every time I teach a kids yoga class and send them into meditation. Adults will shift, shuffle, open their eyes and look at watches, but even the most bouncy and energetic of kids will immediately come into complete, blissful stillness.

Favourite Destination
I love India. I’ve been there five times so far, and while I would love to see more parts of the world I can’t seem to stop going back. Each time I go there I learn more about myself and about others in its beautiful balanced chaos than I would back home.

Guilty Pleasure 
Lying in bed for the entire day. This happens more often than I’m willing to admit. But hey, Yin yoga in bed still counts as yoga practice, right?