Happy Mountain Slow (Yin)

Happy Mountain Slow: (yin)
A completely meditative, slow and still practice (incorporating principles of Traditional
Chinese Medicine) to nurture body, mind, and soul through passive poses held for up to
5mins to target the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues).
An intimate practice requiring students to be intimate with the self, with feelings,
sensations and emotions. We use props to stay supported and can improvise with pillows,
books, blankets, or you may have your own blocks and bolsters.

Classes are suitable for all levels of fitness including beginners, however a health
questionnaire must be completed before participating. For any enquiries please contact
Geraldine at loongmeiling@gmail.com or call 0431 187 387

Come in 15 mins early if you like and lie down 🙂

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Tuesday 6:00 pm 7:15 pm Geraldine
Thursday 9:30 am 10:45 am Geraldine
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Geraldine - at
9:30 am - 10:45 am - Geraldine - at

Charlotte Brown: Started her yoga journey almost two decades ago. In that time she has practiced a variety of yoga styles and attended numerous retreats to immerse herself in the practice of yoga. In her mid thirties her eyes were opened to the 8 limbs of yoga and how the asana (physical poses) practice is only one small part of a much larger ancient yogic practice. This practice includes dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) pranayama (breath control), yamas (how we behave in the world), Niyamas (how we treat ourselves), pratyahara (withdrawl of senses) and Samadhi (integration). She also has a strong meditation practice guided by the teachings learnt through Vipasana and insight retreats. Three years ago she decided that she was ready to train as a yoga teacher, she attended a teacher training in Indonesia run by her teachers gurus. This practice enhanced her understanding of the 8 limbs of yoga and how to use them in her daily life. She decided to share her knowledge and worked as a yoga teacher in rehabilitation centre in Thailand. She worked with groups teaching flow and yin and individually with those seeking deeper support with yoga therapy. Supporting people to reconnect to their bodies, release emotion and quiet the mind. She wanted to enhance her ability to support people through difficult times in their life so moved to the Northern Rivers to study for a degree in Psychotherapy and counselling. She is currently in her third year of study and will be qualified by November 2020. She is particularly interested in how the body stores trauma and how being in nature supports our wellbeing. She is passionate about the benefits of Yin, Flow and breathing. If you would like to know more or you are interested in having a private session with Charlotte please email her at groundedwiththerapy@gmail.com or message her on 0468544065.

Geraldine has instructed body/mind exercise classes for adults and children, and has managed the Happy Mountain Yoga Studio in Alstonville, for 20 years. After working in corporate fitness and various fitness centres, a desire to bring the community together through music, movement and mindfulness for the wellbeing of the whole self, led her to create such a space. Geraldine has written songs and produced Cd’s for children, teens and adults including positive affirmations, music for relaxation and songs for a more positive and peaceful world. In 2014 Geraldine worked with psychologist Claudia Valenzuela, creating Therapeutic Cd’s for children and adults with PTSD..the Cd’s were based on affirmations specific to the client, who usually took part in the production of the song, along with their carers. An interest in mindfulness, creativity and connecting more deeply with herself and others has contributed to a passion for painting portraits. She holds an Associate Diploma in Health Science (Sport & Exercise) and Advanced Diploma in Arts (Mandarin). Other trainings: Bodybalance (Les Mills) 2000, Stage 1 of The Four Pillars of Health Program (Tai Chi Chuan) Patricia Tan 2014, Teen Yoga Teacher Training (Creative Yogis, Brunswick Heads) 2016, Reiki 1 (Yemaya Centre, Lismore) 2016, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training Workshop (Shirley Hicks & Annabel McLisky) 2018, Mindful Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Jennifer Raye) 2019, Currently doing 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Estimated completion: August 2020.