have practiced Yoga for over 15 years and recently completed Yoga
Teacher Training. Despite all my efforts to heal my body and my exposure
to different yoga teachers and allied health professionals – I still
had some unresolved physical complaints, including: numbness in my left
buttock, scoliosis and instability in my hips. I attended one of Ben's
Friday evening classes almost by accident, because I was too late for my
intended class. I had significant relief immediately and regained
feeling in my left buttock from decreasing pressure on my sciatic nerve.
Ben's knowledge and understanding of human anatomy from his
Physiotherapy background enables him to create a style of Yoga which is
safe and therapeutic for the body. He is not afraid to challenge some of
the wonderfully elegant but seriously unsafe practices of Yoga.
focus is not on creating beautiful symmetrical and dance like poses of
Yoga which are often referred to as "correct alignment". Instead his
focus is on ensuring that every pose enhances the body. He will not skip
over the detail to keep the 'flow' of the class going, he will make
sure that every person understands how to do the pose safely, as doing
poses incorrectly will not benefit the body - this is more important
than the ethereal idea of a 'flowing' class.
recently flew all the way from Mackay to attend Ben's Anatomy Workshop
and I was not disappointed. A great reality check for Yogis everywhere.