Brigid Macalister

Brigid was introduced to yoga as a child in the 70’s in a small rural community when she attended an evening class with her mum once a week at the local school. Yoga became a part of her life and later as an Occupational Therapist she found herself drawing on her yoga skills not only for managing herself, but also when teaching mindful movement, breathing and deep relaxation. She practiced for many years before studying yoga teacher training with John and Lucy Scott (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and Ashram Yoga in Auckland (based on Paramahamsa Satyananda’s system) .

Brigid believes in keeping yoga simple and natural enough to incorporate into daily life. She chooses to teach at TYC because she likes the feel of it. “It’s practical down to earth, has good quality teaching and a clear community ethic. I love that TYC has a strong philosophy of non-aligned yoga. It allows me to teach a style of yoga that is authentic to me.”

Favourite quote: Smile, breathe and go slowly ~ Thích NhấHạnh