Chelsea Evans

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I started practice yoga while I was at Arts School training as an actor. I had done a lot of movement training previously - Ballet, Butoh, Viewpoints, Alexander Technique, Suzuki and more.... but Yoga felt different. I wasn’t practiceing to prepare my body for performance I was practing was for me. I was practicing to connect with myself.

In regards to my teaching practice it is important to me that all students feel safe, comfortable and supported in my yoga classes. I weave Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings into my classes making for a holistic Yoga practice. My sequencing is creative but still very much grounded in traditional asana sequencing which works with the subtle energies of the body. I guide my students to make intuitive choices within their practice based on felt sensation. I encourage my students to make the practice their own - moving, exploring and adjusting the postures to fit them. I probably spend way too much time on my playlists, but yolo.

Teaching & Certification

  • Australian Yoga Academy
  • Embodied Flow Training

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: Yes absolutely! But I am trauma sensitive and always ask for consent.

  • Theming: I actually have written an eBook about theming classes based on The Seasons and Ayurveda, @theyogateachinghandbook. I theme and sequence my classes from Ayurvedic knowledge working with the seasonal Doshas.

  • Sequencing: My sequencing is creative but also grounded in traditional Asana sequencing which effects our subtle energetic body.

  • Music: In the yoga room I live out my secret desire to be a DJ. You will hear anything from Nils Frahm to Samoa The Great.

On & Off the Mat With: Chelsea Evans

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

My students and getting people to feel into their bodies.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

Although I teach from my own experience, I see my practice and my teaching as seperate. I practice for me. I teach for my students.

Do you have any yoga teachers that you admire and/or look up to? Who are they?

Erich Shiffmann and Mathew Sanford.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

A practice where you will be given the space for deep inner listening.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

A slow, meditative practice. Why? Because it’s the best!

I weave Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings into my classes making for a holistic Yoga practice.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

I’ve done all kinds of movement in the past, but yoga is my wifey.

What's your go-to spot in Melbourne to get inspired?

Mmm so many! But my go to is Power Living Asana Addicts.

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

Oprah, David Bowie and Ganesh. I think there would be some very enlightening and creative conversations over too much wine.

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

Laughing.

And lastly because it's fun, what animal do you identify with?

That cute video of a baby monkey online being petted.

All images by Good Vibes Yoga

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