why surya tara yoga?
who are we?
surya tara yoga
We are a small yoga studio with classes running on most days with an emphasis on attending to the needs of the individual. Our classes are usually 5-10 people in size and and are held at the the Hallett Cove Lions Club on Quailo Avenue, the old original Perry Barr Farm. This old restored barn is perfect for yoga, with a great ambiance and plenty of space. We have a range of classes to suit different levels and needs, from classes based on gentle stretching and meditative practices to the more dynamic morning classes. The style of yoga we practise is mostly based on alignment, but we tailor the yoga to suit the needs of our students. The aim of our classes is to quieten the mind, to establish a strong connection between the mind and body, and to find the joy in our hearts. This is yoga.
The studio is owned and run by myself, Ruth Stanton – I teach most of the classes, and I am lucky to have other teachers – Mel Pfueller, Ahilya Horsfall and Shannon Banyer sharing the space with me. We look forward to sharing our experience of yoga with you.
Ruth Stanton has been living in Adelaide for 8 years, having moved from the UK where she trained in Karuna Yoga with Ruth White, of the Iyengar lineage. Ruth Stanton has been teaching yoga since 1999, and although her background is very much of the alignment style, she has since trained with many different teachers and schools of yoga, including Satyananda, where the Yoga Nidra tradition originates from.
Melinda Pfueller has practiced Yoga for 15 years in Australia, Japan and Germany. She has studied to be a yoga teacher with the Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia, and is accredited to teach in Australia, the UK and Europe. Her mentor, Linda Burr, has trained extensively in India and followed the traditional Yoga path. Melinda has a very gentle approach, and can make you work effectively without you even realising!
Shannon Banyer is a “Radiant Child Yoga” certified childrens yoga teacher, and her classes are suited to children aged 3 to 10. The classes run on a Friday afternoon after school at our studio, and it’s a great way to introduce yoga to children in a relaxed, playful environment. Our aim to create a supportive space where kids can be themselves and have fun learning about the importance of taking car of the mind, body and soul.