About Lyndal Thomas

Lyndal Thomas is a Yoga Teacher who teaches general classes and one-on-one yoga. Lyndal and her husband Brett both have a passion for natural therapies. They share their lives with their beloved Scottish Terrier HoneyBea.

Lyndal became qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 1999 and has been leading Yoga Classes in northside Brisbane since 2000. She originally learned a style called Yoga Chi Gung. This technique was developed by Grant Woolven and is a combination of Yoga and Chi Gung. Lyndal runs her yoga classes in the northern Brisbane suburbs and has taught in a number of gyms over the years. 

Lyndal continues on her yoga journey and attends regular yoga weekends and seminars. This ensures that she is continually adding to her knowledge base. In addition to yoga, she has studied ayurveda. This is an ancient form of Indian healing. It helps the student to acquire knowledge about healing the body holistically. She has also studied Bowen Therapy, another holistic therapy. As well as traditional and non-traditional yoga postures she has been influenced by the teachings and writings of Moeshe Feldenkrais, Thomas Hanna (Somatics) and Frederick Matthias Alexander (the Alexander Technique).  She has done workshops with Donna Farhi, a world-renowned Yoga Teacher who emphasises the safety of various postures for each individual. She has a Second Level Remedial Yoga Certificate with Yoga for Health Australia. This has given her further knowledge on working one-on-one with people and working with their own needs and requirements. Lyndal also has a qualification in Seniors Chair Yoga through IYTA.

She has a particular interest in gentle yoga for people who need such a thing.

Lyndal is a member of Yoga Australia, the national association for yoga teaching members from all traditions and styles.   She is a Level 3 Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia, the highest level of teacher. She has over 5000 hours of teaching and over 1000 hours of training (minimum amount of training to be a fully qualified teacher with Yoga Australia is 350 hours).

 

What to expect in a class

Each session is 75 minutes long. This includes warm-ups and meditation. Meditation helps you to become more present and aware of when you are holding on to tension. Once recognised, you can then allow it to be released. Yoga and meditation complement each other and help you to learn to tune into your body. You will, over time, gradually enable a lessening of tension. There are huge benefits associated with reduced tension. These include:

  • a calmer mind,
  • additional energy
  • less aches and pains.

When you arrive at one of her classes, you are welcome to ask questions. Lyndal oversees each student and observes their bodies, noting movement and familiarising herself with individual limitations, making suggestions for alternatives. With her suggestions and encouragement you will develop greater body awareness and a body that is less likely to be plagued with back and neck problems. There are a variety of conditions in today’s society that cause our bodies to be out of kilter. Conditions such as anxiety, stress, or depression. Taking these classes will result in greater self-knowledge allowing you to take a huge step toward peace and joy in your life.

Lyndal creates classes where there is no competitiveness. She fosters a class in which students can rest as they need to, do gentler versions of a posture and generally make the class all about them. What they need from week to week may change according to their lives and circumstances.

During her classes, she regularly checks student postures and makes suggestions for improvements. You are encouraged to always work within your body’s limits and discouraged from any straining or painful movements.

The classes are general yoga classes on Northside Brisbane. They are appropriate for beginners and other levels but allow for those who may have been doing yoga for longer to choose to hold postures for a longer period. They can make appropriate adaptations or go deeper into postures.

Students come to Lyndal’s classes from the surrounding suburbs of:

  • Keperra
  • Arana Hills
  • Ferny Hills
  • Ferny Grove
  • Upper Kedron
  • Bunya
  • Everton Park
  • Everton Hills
  • McDowall
  • Albany Creek
  • Bridgeman Downs
  • Stafford
  • Stafford Heights
  • Mitchelton
  • Enoggera
  • Gaythorne
  • Newmarket
  • Grange
  • Alderley
  • Ashgrove
  • Paddington
  • Bardon
  • The Gap
  • Samford. 

All are welcome!