My intention is to bring awareness of the sacred into my everyday life, connecting to spirit through dance, yoga and massage in my own practices and in the work I do with others.
My path has been one of listening to the profound teachings of nature and of reclaiming my intuition and body connection.
When I discovered the 5Rhythms Dance of Gabrielle Roth in 2000, I instantly fell in love with the freedom I felt as well as the potential of this practice to guide me through my life.
Neal has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching since 2003. He sees yoga as a guide to restoring our place and understanding of who we are and how we can live peacefully, happily and completely fulfilled.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
“My aim in teaching is to create a safe and inviting space in which to learn and discover Yoga as a balance between effort and effortlessness, structural alignment and organic fluidity, mindfulness and spontaneity.
“Ultimately, the practice of yoga leads us to a place where we may respond to life’s challenges with ease in our breath and body, with wise choices, and with kindness and an open heart.”
He has taught on teacher training programs in Australia and New Zealand, has been senior faculty on Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, and is a founder member of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training program, based out of Auckland.
Neal is also an experienced Holistic and Thai massage therapist, an accomplished musician and kirtan chant leader.
Neal and Sacha have such a beautiful, calm presence about them and doing an amazing job of slowly encouraging the body to move and the mind to explore. Such a joyous experience – thank you!
For relaxing, for nurture, for soul Mana is the place to go. The sanctuary is such a beautiful space and setting for meditation.
Sacha and Neal make a beautiful team and the love and kindness between them resonates out into the group. Loving-kindness throughout the weekend with permission and encouragement to allow yourself to be yourself, and find the joy of being alive in your body, in this place, now. Beautiful.
I am very grateful for the experience and leave feeling more loving towards myself.
Coming to this retreat has brought me so much closer to who I am.
Thank you so much Sacha and Neal – I loved it and really felt deeply the softening of my doing and connecting with my being.
What a gift to be invited to listen carefully and to be led in different ways to find the connection to my own sensing. For me it was a very softening tender experience of love.
The retreat helped allow myself to tap into the wisdom held inside my cells. It allowed me to move my body with wisdom and flow.
Admiration and gratitude to Neal and Sacha for offering their skill and wisdom. A treat of a retreat.