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ABOUT TRANQUIL

Free Your Mind, Body and Spirit

We have been a respected Yoga Studio in the Mackay area since 2020.

Despite our studio age, our teachers have many years of extensive knowledge and experience of the mind/body connection, and we aim to use movement and breath as a way to heal and empower the self, giving you added physical and mental strength you never knew you had.

The road of yoga is endless — it all starts with a pose and a thought, expanding into a never-ending path of self discovery and growth.

We value each and every person who joins our Yoga Studio and we look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create a space in which people can relax and unwind from the chaos of everyday life.

Ultimately this tranquillity will give you the tools to face everyday challenges with a healthy mind and body.

We  tend to lead others down the path of discovery that yoga provides.

 

Whether you want to move your body, reach spiritual growth, or be more present, we know you’ll benefit from our unique styles of yoga taught by our very experienced teachers.

 

Since 2020, we at Tranquil Yoga Mackay have been known for our expertise and commitment to each and every student, no matter their needs or skill level.

INSTRUCTORS

A Little Background on our Passionate Leaders

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ASH SUN LLEWELLYN

Yin, Hatha and Restorative Instructor

I have practiced yoga since my early twenties while I was a Dance Teacher in my motherland of Taiwan. My passion for Yoga became overwhelming so I decided to become a Yoga Teacher.
To achieve this I moved to Australia to study Hatha Yoga under Shanti Gowen, 2 years, full time on the Gold Coast. I am blessed to have studied under her as she imparted so many values upon me.

After my study I moved to Mackay to be with my now Husband. Since moving up I have taught various styles of Yoga at various studios over the last five years. I have undertaken so much more training during this time which has steered me towards my love of Yin and Restorative Yoga.

As per Tranquil Yoga’s mission statement, I will continue to study and advance my knowledge and skills under my mentors Jo Phee, Sarah Powers, Leslie Kaminoff and Judith Lasater. This is for the benefit of all involved with our studio.

I truly believe in the healing powers of Yoga for the mind and body. This is why I am creating this community to build happy healthy relationships with my students and also to create a better well-being away from the studio too. 

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SHANNON CLARE

Yin, Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative  + Myofascia Release Instructor

Shannon is an RYT500 Yoga Alliance certified instructor with a focus on finding stillness and peace. Shannon’s teachings are rich in Hatha  foundations with a special interest and certification in Yin,  Restorative, Yoga Nidra,  Ashtanga and Myofascial Release.
Shannon is a qualified relaxation massage therapist as well as a reiki practitioner and foot reflexologist and is committed to assisting others in their mind body connection. Ultimately wanting to help others find peace.  
Riddled with anxiety after the birth of her twins and a workplace bullying incident, Shannon set about finding peace within.
Her teachings and offerings are reflective of her journey and her belief in the  healing power of yoga.

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MARYANN CUTAJAR

Hatha Instructor

Maryann is an RYT200 certified yoga instructor with many years of experience. Maryann makes her classes mindfully fun and teaches from the heart.
She has a passion for connecting with others and brings this into each of her classes.
Her classes are alignment detailed and delivered with love and care.

YOGA CLASS STYLE GUIDE

Restorative

Difficulty: ​All Levels

Each pose stays for 8-15 mins, fully supported by the props; restorative yoga aims to open up the body, suits for the students suffer from past injuries, insomnia, emotional release, exhaustion, anxiety or you live a hectically paced life. This practice will nourish deeply of your body  and calm the nervous and parasympathetic systems down.

Yin & Yang

Difficulty: ​All Levels

The class starts in either Yang poses (standing poses - sun salute, balance or core work) to stimulate blood flow, detoxify and get rid of excess heat in the body. Finishing with Yin poses to calm the nervous system down.

This can be the opposite with Yin first then Yang depending on the lesson/teacher that day.

It is such a good way to build up physical body strength. It's fun but you also get the benefit of stretching out any muscle tightness. It's also calming for the mind.


Please Note - This is a traditional practice which means where possible there will be no air conditioning.

Golden Age Yoga Soft Stretch + Strength

Difficulty: ​All Levels

Yoga practices are not limited by age. In fact, a yoga practice is one of the few physical exercises you can continue as you age. This Golden Age yoga class welcomes all yogis to the mat for a soft stretch and strength session incorporating elements of Hatha. This class may also include yoga Nidra and breathwork. This class will follow the same weekly theme as the Hatha classes.

Ashtanga Xpress/Vibes

​Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Ashtanga is a very dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up of six series or levels, with a fixed order of postures. In our Ashtanga Xpress + Vibes classes we will focus on sequences within the primary series exploring creative license, allowing the teachers to sprinkle their own vibe into the offering. This practise is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on energy and breath. While it is a very physical practice, it also promotes mental clarity and inner peace. Suitable for intermediate to advanced practitioner.

Barre With Ash

​Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

Barre is a toning, body-weight-lifting workout. It engages muscles you wouldn't normally target—ones deep inside your body, the ones squats, lunges and sit-ups don't reach. With high-reps and low-impact movements, barre challenges anyone looking to fine-tune their muscles—no ballet experience required. And IT IS FUN ! 

Yin

Difficulty: All Levels

Through slow pace and passive stretch to stimulate, ease the knots in the deep  tissue, muscle, and fascia.

The class will have different themes to  focus on; Chinese Meridian (Ash's passion), hips opening, shoulders release etc, to cultivate our stillness at the poses by holding for 3 to 6 minutes.

All the practices are adopted and taught by Jo Phee and Paul Grilley (Sending the gratitude to my mentors).

Hatha

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Hatha - Sun and Moon

Alignment and breathing practice base by using props to support and open up and body. Hatha in Sanskrit means- Sun(HA) Moon(THA); the yang (masculine) and yin (feminine) energies, through asanas practice with different breathing techniques balancing and  finding the harmony for the body and mind; each week we have different themes to focus on so that the students will works on each part of body.

  • Week 1 - Breath and core.

  • Week 2 - Sun salutation and warriors.

  • Week 3 - Balance.

  • Week4 - Lateral.

  • Week 5 - Twist.

  • Week 6 - Backbend.

  • Week 7 - Hips opening and fold forward.

Hatha Nidra

Difficulty: ​All Levels

This session is practiced in a comfortable position. Can be seated or laying down, allowing the physical body to relax. The Yoga Practitioner remains in a state of senses withdrawal ( Pratyahara), which sets the intention in the beginning of the class. Through visualization guidance, the body and mind relaxes, lets go of emotional burden, trauma and chronic disease suffering. he purpose of this style is to pause fluctuation of the mind and arrive in stillness.

Restorative Yin

Difficulty: All Levels

This Restorative Yin class commences with Yin poses to open and stretch the physical body. This cultivates the sensations of the body and draws the awareness inward.  

The Restorative aspect of this practise uses props to support and open the physical body without judgement, simply focusing on the breath to active the parasympathetic nervous system. A Beautiful meditative journey to seal the practice.

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