About Flow Yoga
Flow yoga is a style of yoga that combines movement with breath, in fluid sequences. Based on the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga and the teachings of Krishnamacharya (Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar), it is like a dance at times, helping us to direct energy (prana) to specific areas of the mind and body.
The yoga that we teach is healing, non-judgemental and inclusive of all ages and fitness levels. It allows you to be completely yourself, helping you to re-discover the ways to move through life.
Dynamic flow classes involve a series of energising sequences that combine basic and advanced postures (asanas). Classes focus on stretching, breathing and strengthening muscles, to allow us to feel strong and radiant.
Slow flow classes include a series of gentle sequences and asanas that are held for greater lengths of time. These help calm our nervous systems, working deep into our skeletal structure to release stress, making us feel lighter and more relaxed.
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Odona Farska is a certified yoga teacher, and the founder of Flow Yoga Canberra and Flow Yoga Dubai. Odona discovered yoga in Sydney in 2000 and fell in love with the daily practice of yoga and its benefits. Since then, Odona has travelled extensively and has practiced different styles of yoga in numerous locations worldwide – from Australia to the Czech Republic, and from the Maldives to Bali. She is RYT 500 certified, with over 10 years of teaching experience, having completed 5 global yoga teacher training courses.
Odona has completed Purna yoga teacher training in Goa; pre-natal teacher training in Koh Samui: advanced Purna yoga teacher training in Pondicherry: Mother and Baby yoga teacher training with Birthlight in London: Rainbow Kids Yoga training and Viniyoga Yoga Therapy teacher training in Australia.
Odona’s gentle and compassionate personality allows her to create a friendly atmosphere in her classes, where everyone feels welcome and all standards are accepted. Despite her extensive knowledge and experience, Odona keeps a light-hearted approach to yoga, rather than taking things too seriously. Her classes are open to people of all ages, fitness levels and health conditions.
Odona teaches large and small classes, as well as yoga retreats in Australia and Asia, private sessions and corporate courses. Her clients come from all walks of life, including children, students, professionals, artists and teachers. Odona’s clients include companies like Ernst and Young, the Australian Department of Communication and the Arts, Austrade and Arena. She has volunteered her time to teach complimentary weekly classes to primary school children, organised fundraisers and invited numerous world famous yoga teachers to teach at her studio. Odona has also taught at numerous yoga and art festivals around the world.
Having run the Flow Yoga studio at New Acton in Canberra over the last 7 years, Odona has collaborated with Molonglo Group and opened new Flow Yoga studio at Dairy Road in February 2021.
Odona’s special interests include the therapeutic effects of yoga, yoga nidra and aromatherapy.
You can contact Odona on 0412 828 098 or by email at [email protected]
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