Belmont Community Yoga
(Monday's at 7.30pm for 1 hour, $15 at the door)
Julia Mak started exploring different yoga styles in her late teens but it was after relocating to New Zealand in 2006 when she started practising vinyasa flow yoga and she got hooked forever.
Amazed at how yoga has helped her to tackle the difficulties her new life has brought, she decided to do more studying on the subject and in winter 2012 she received her 200 RYT from Byron Yoga Centre Australia studying with John Ogilvie.
"Yoga means finding 'home' within your own heart no matter where you are in the world. It helps finding peace, harmony and flexibility within body and mind and create a bridge between those two. Through our learning on the mat we also gain indispensable tools on how to meet life's challenges fearlessly."
Julia practised yoga through her pregnancies and continues to draw on the strengths her yoga practice provides in her daily life as a mum of two young kids.
Her classes are stimulating, cheerful and nurturing and she encourages everyone to give yoga a chance as: "No matter why you choose to come to the mat: to have a break from the busy world and quieten your mind, or to get in a better shape and achieve a healthier, stronger body: you will actually win both!"