Sunshine Coast Yoga Day at Buderim Street, Currimundi.
Sunshine Coast Yoga Day at Buderim Street, Currimundi. Patrick Woods

Yoga Day a big success on Coast

FOR many, yoga seems like a daunting experience but for more then 100 eager yogis who turned out for the Sunshine Coast Yoga Day, their thoughts were quite the opposite.

In its sixth year, the yoga day set out to break the perception and prove that yoga really has something for everyone.

Yoga Day founder Jonathon Murphy said the day allowed attendees to enjoy a variety of workshops taught by some of the most experienced teachers in the region.

"It's a whole day of eight yoga workshops,” he said

"The classes all range in different styles with different teachers.

"It's designed to give students a different taste of different styles and different teachers.”

Mr Murphy said classes were designed with something for everyone and attendees could participate as much or as little as they liked.

"We make a point of teachers having classes that are accessible to everybody,” he said.

Aubri Hendrick offered a class called "heart shine embodying self love”.

"When I teach classes, I find at this point in my life bringing people into an experience where they feel safe and can be themselves is most important,” she said.

"I have clients who have arthritis and are 75 to people who are 15-year-old flexible teenagers.

"They all feel like they can just be who they are in the class.”

Aubri said her style of class allowed each and every participant to walk away feeling like they were "shining a bit brighter”.

"I have one lady who has been coming for a year, she had arthritis and little flexion,” she said.

"Now she can do all these and now her perspective on life is just amazing.

"She just takes it beyond what she does in that class each week.”

For more information about the day, visit www.yogafest.com.