Situated in the beautiful Hidden Valley of Eatons Hill on the northside of Brisbane, is the Hidden Valley Yoga and Healing Centre
Dana Clark of Hidden Valley Yoga and Healing Centre specialises in small group classes, workshops, personal yoga and Embodyment® Yoga Therapy, with the intention of using yoga as a tool for transformation and illumination.
All of Dana’s classes at Hidden Valley Yoga and Healing Centre include asana, pranayama (breathing), some chanting, meditation and relaxation.
Dana offers Svaroopa® Yoga which is a form of Hatha yoga. It is a technique for opening your body (roopa), to find your self (sva). It uses a radically different approach than most modern styles of yoga and can give you a new way to think about asana, (postures) practice.
Svaroopa® Yoga is an approach which holds postures longer, draws attention inward and creates a truly meditative experience. Its ultimate aim is to create core opening by releasing tension in the deepest layers of the body. This release deliberately begins at the tailbone and is carried up the spine, through the sacrum, waist, ribcage, and beyond. As this release is continually reinforced, the whole body begins to realign itself from the inside outward.
The Svaroopa® Yoga repertoire includes standing poses, classical poses, and vinyasa in addition to floor and chair postures. This style of yoga is based on the sutra of "support equals release" This is seen at all levels of practice where students develop an internal sense of support. The core opening cultivated when practicing foundational poses carries forward into standing and moving, and students are able to find a sense of ease and deep release. Benefits of this style of yoga include: