Building a connection between like-minded individuals is something we’re passionate about at our yoga studio.“Kula” means community in the ancient and sacred language of Sanskrit. Not only do we provide locals from Hawthorn and Camberwell yoga classes, but we also provide them with a yoga studio where people can connect, share and grow. Our students come from all around the Boroondara area to sweat, play, learn and reach their health and fitness goals. Every day at Kula we come across individuals who have inspired us and continue to help shape our community; we wanted to share their stories with you. In this special edition of our Kula Connection series, we’re excited to learn more about a close member of our community, our resident Osteo and dear friend.
Name: Liz (Resident Osteo, Kula yogi & mama-to-be!)
Kula: Favourite style of yoga at Kula?
Liz: My favourite stye of yoga really depends on how I’m feeling on the day. I’m 37 weeks pregnant, so my energy levels vary from day to day. On energetic days, I love a good Vinyasa Flow class. I also love taking it back to basics with a Basics class and of course, the Prenatal Yoga classes have been awesome and very helpful in preparation for labour!!
K: Why do you practice yoga?
L: Because I love it….I always feel like I have come home when I step onto my mat!! Bliss.
K: What do you love about Kula Yoga?
L: The community, the teachers and of course, the herbal tea!
K: Is yoga your main form of exercise, or do you go to the gym, participate in other sports, fitness or activities?
L: At the moment it is, but I do also enjoy going to the gym and walking (running when I’m not pregnant)
K: What is the main health goal you are focusing on at the moment?
L: Being strong, fit and healthy, to hopefully achieve a natural birth with a healthy bub!
K: What has changed in your practice since becoming pregnant?
L: I’m learning to listen to my body more!
K: Apart from Kula, where are your favourite hangouts in the Hawthorn, Camberwell or Boroondara area?
L: I love a good chai, so any cafe that makes a good chai, I’m there!
About Dr Elizabeth Johns – Osteopath – Liz has over 10 years experience in treating people of all ages, including newborns, pregnant women, elite athletes and the elderly. However, she has a special interest in assisting people in trauma recovery, supporting women through their journey of pregnancy and the treatment of babies and children. Liz is about to take the exciting journey into motherhood herself, due in early January, but when she’s treating you can find her in the hub of Kula at Eastern Osteopathy.