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Pippa Matthews – Yoga Synergy Yoga Teacher

Pippa Matthews - Yoga Synergy Yoga Teacher


Pippa Matthews’ perspective in life and interests

A settler from Sydney, Pippa’s love of nature lured her to Canberra where the Namadji National Park provides a wonderful playground for her cycling and hiking pursuits. Apart from the sheer physical fun and exhilaration of being in the outdoors, spending time close to nature helps her to reconnect with herself and reminds her of the inter-connectedness of all things and beings.

Training and major influences

She began her yoga journey 17 years ago as a student of Yoga Synergy in Sydney, inspired by the constantly evolving teachings of Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. With time she has experienced the benefits of a daily yoga practice and how they translate to a deeper relationship with herself and others on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

She has attained advanced teacher training in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, Core Yoga, and Pranayama and Meditation. She has also completed a training intensive at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai/India with T.K.V Desikachar, and various workshops and retreats with Simon Borg-Olivier and Clive Sheridan.

Pippa also works as a psychotherapist, this has helped her to cultivate a sound understanding of how the disciplines of yoga and western psychology inform each other about the development of self and the maintenance of health in body, mind and spirit.

Pippa Matthews’ style of teaching

Pippa teaches a style of yoga in which postures are linked by flowing sequences, with the breath being harnessed to energise the body and focus the mind throughout. She endeavours to provide a safe space in which students can use their physical body as a vehicle to be in the present moment. Her students can choose from various levels of intensity with which to practice a pose or sequence in any given class, depending on their changing needs.

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"I have attended several other yoga schools but always felt uncomfortable due to being a beginner and the other yogis able to do more than me. When I found Canberra yoga space I was going through a very difficult time in my life, and beginners yoga course supported me and my emotional state at this time. I love my yoga practice and have signed up again for the beginners course. I really look forward to continuing yoga practice and personal growth. Thank you Monica and the great team at Canberra yoga space." - Rebecca – October 2016