Try a dynamic class that incorporates core functional exercise with vinyasa flow worked at a pace that stimulates your body and calms your mind. Each practice is infused with a combination of mindfulness, breathing and loving kindness techniques.
As a specialist yoga practitioner I develop programs aimed at healing the body and mind from trauma, injury and illness. I work in all forms of rehabilitation to aid clients to find balance and strength in themselves to deal with their life circumstances.
I have lectured on all major topics of yoga from Patanjali, to Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipka and history. I present talks with lightness and humour in a narrative that is grounded in modern psychology and relevant to the issues that we find ourselves in daily life.
I was first introduced to yoga in 1989 and started attending classes regularly in Newcastle at the Satyananda school. Nearly 30 years later I’m still going and just as passionate about the practice as ever.
My greatest teaching inspiration has been my students, some of whom I have been with for nearly two decades, as our bodies have changed, so has the practice. I studied with Dena Kingsberg for eight years, where I was fortunate enough to spend five of those as an apprentice. This gave me a depth of practice that I will always be grateful for.
As a specialist practitioner I worked for 15 years in yoga therapy at The Sanctuary Byron Bay a one to one therapeutic retreat that I co founded in 2004. Here, surrounded by a team of integrated professionals, I specialised in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction and other mental health issues. After thousands of clinic hours I have developed a wealth of knowledge working with a wide range of conditions such as people recovering from anxiety and depression to chronic pain.
For more than a decade I have nourished and deepened my practice further by participating in regular annual insight meditation retreats and immersing myself in the teachings of the Dharma.
Whether working in a class studio setting or a one to one environment I have learnt over the many years of teaching how to read individuals so as to work them at a pace that feels stimulating and at the same time comfortable.
My aim is to create a flow of movement and breath that circulates energy in a harmonious manner. Ultimately the exercises we perform in a session are about tonifying the nervous system that leaves the mind calm and settled. I create an environment that gives up striving to achieve something that is always beyond us but is life affirming and accepting of change in a compassionate and open way.
If you choose to work with me you will meet my not just the accumulated knowledge I have gathered over years of personal and professional practice but my honesty, compassion and humour.
I love my yoga classes with Consta because they help me to feel great within my body. The classes feel always relaxed, open and friendly.
There is a lovely flow from one posture to the other with regular relaxation built in. They are strengthening, help with my balance and increase the functionality of my body.
Consta makes everyone feel comfortable and flexible to move at their own pace.
In a fast-lane modern day world, Consta facilitates and exudes a calm vibration that brings an obvious unwinding to the entire nervous system, the peace we all desire.
In the spacious environment Consta creates, I experience quiet and clarity. I am encouraged to adjust the teaching and instructions to be relevant to my physical condition on that particular day and to practice at the pace that's right for me.
There is a graceful flow during the lesson and a good balance and integration between effort and ease, activity and contemplation.
I feel that Consta's Yoga classes have been important and valuable in my life, supporting my well being and strength, enhancing my health and everything else that I do.
Consta's deep knowledge of yoga principles, friendly engaging demeanour, coupled with a constant thirst for knowledge makes each class a nurturing experience for body, mind and spirit.
On a personal level, I feel Consta has contributed to my well being on a physical and emotional level through his enlightened approach to body awareness, compassion and an ability to speak words of wisdom and humour with those fortunate enough to attend his classes.
Constas' class is the best in the shire..his teaching style is so refreshing, every class is different & over time I've noticed it's constantly evolving!
Consta is a rarity in the yoga world these days, he's humble, natural & funny..I've never felt self-conscience or intimidated in one of his classes, he holds a beautiful space where everyone feels welcome & catered for.
I have really come to understand what yoga is all about experientially through coming to Constas' class..before I'd only experienced the physical benefits now I feel it on every level..it's a big highlight in my week & something I'll enjoy for many years to come!
My experience with Yoga started not that long ago and Consta's class was the first one that I really committed to.
There was something about the person that he is, the flow of the class and the perception on Yoga that he developed all those years offering a real moment of openness, trueness and serenity.
Well, practising with Consta always brought me back to centre with a deep feeling of clarity and calm, that I would carry out with me into my day and even my week!
If you're looking for a practice that is authentic, effective physically and mentally, without the need to deal with any ego, here is your chance...