Hayley Scott

I am very passionate about Holistic Health and wellbeing, plant based diet, spending time in nature and personal development. I started Yoga in 2008 and became serious about teaching and studying yoga in 2011. I have a total of 700 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. 200 hours Level 1; Byron Purna Yoga Centre and 500 hours 2 year Yoga Teaching Diploma; Vankatesa Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia (I.Y.A.A.) I love teaching beginner, general and intermediate level classes whether in a group setting or private one on one sessions. Correct alignment, safety, sharing stress management techniques and incorporating philosophy and knowledge into the teachings is what I’m all about.

Hatha Yoga:

Hatha yoga is the original authentic yoga which all other styles of yoga have stemmed from. Hatha Yoga is based on a 5000 year old science of man, the 8 limbs of yoga (see below) and the Yoga Sutras that were compiled and written by Patanjali approximately over 3000 years ago. Whilst moving through the poses using and connecting with the breath, in time we therefore learn to be a master of our minds. The speed of the thoughts going on in the mind is directly connected to the pace of the breath. Yoga provides basic moral guidelines and discipline regardless of individual beliefs, keeps the body subtle and in good health, in control of our breath, the mind in check and therefore deepens ones awareness of inner intuition and connection to the soul.

The eight limbs of yoga:

  1. Yama: ETHICAL RESTRAINTS
    1. Ahimsa: Non-violence
    2. Satya: Non-lying
    3. Asteya: Non-stealing
    4. Aparigraha: Non-greed
    5. Brahmacharya: Chastity
  2. Niyama: MORAL OBSERVANCES
    1. Shaucha: Cleanliness
    2. Santosha: Contentment
    3. Tapas: Balanced Control
    4. Swadhyaya: Self Study
    5. Ishwara- Pranidha: Attentiveness To The Divine Spirit
  3. Asana: Seat or Posture
  4. Pranayama: Control of Life Force Energies
  5. Pratyahara: Introversion of Attention Understanding What the Senses Are Saying
  6. Dharana: Focus of Attention or Concentration
  7. Dhyana: Meditation
  8. Samadhi: Enlightened Understanding or illumination