Vivienne Dias, founder, Yogavibe
My healing is your healing, your healing is my healing, and together, our healing is the world’s healing.
Vivienne Dias, Founder, YOGAVIBE
Creating a space that is safe for people to dive into the depths of who they truly are without any judgment. Teaching yoga means meeting students where they are at and guiding them to find out what it is they need, teaching acceptance of who they are, and providing them the space to let go of the things that are not serving them well in their life. Helping people realise the greatest power they will ever process is the one of choice and when we acknowledge that power we become empowered.
Teaching yoga means for some styles teaching asanas and in the west there is a huge emphasis on asana practice. I do value this practice (it is one of the 8 limbs of yoga) for me it was the gateway into myself and so it is for many other people. So teaching people to move, to feel and connect deeply with their physical body is raising their level of awareness of themselves. Also by teaching students asana is an opportunity for them to play their edge and expand their potential physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
This is what it’s all about right! Connection!!! Teaching yoga is that, connecting students with their body, mind and heart. Teaching them connection to their breath, the life force that flows within, connection to the present moment (the only thing that matters), connection to each other and the world we live in. Teaching yoga is guiding one on a journey into their hearts and awakening to who they truly are and who we all are.
Through the practice of yoga and its teachings my life has been transformed, a life I once lived now feels like a fading dream. For me this is why I become a yoga teacher, to share this practice with others so they too can have the opportunity to transform their lives.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Before I met Vivienne at YOGAVIBE, I had only briefly flirted with yoga. It was a hot, sweaty, sport, that gave me a “runner’s high,” minus the running. Seven years on, yoga is part of my life – part of my very being. My yoga practice has stretched me spiritually, emotionally, and mentally – in ways that my previously limited self, could not possibly imagine. I credit my personal growth and transformation to Vivienne’s coaching and the community at YOGAVIBE, I no longer live near the studio, but like so many other students, I continue to travel more than an hour to get to class. It’s truly a studio like no-other. If you’re coming to the combat class, I suggest you bring a towel. Trust me, you’ll need it.
I have been doing yoga with Vivienne and YOGAVIBE for a little over two years now. Vivienne is easily the very best teacher that I have come across.No class is the same but at the same time, every class is directed to develop some aspect of the class’s yoga practice. There is always appropriate and gentle direct guidance so that you are encouraged to improve but do not develop bad habits or incorrect technique. Vivienne has very high standards and is also very committed to seeing improvement in others and so gives great support where it is obvious that someone is keen and putting in the effort needed to improve.Since starting yoga, I feel that I have been at least partially transformed both physically and mentally and would recommend yoga and especially YOGAVIBE to anyone.
YOGAVIBE is my body & mind place to go to! Vivienne has guided me through yoga for a little over five years now, and every time I step on my mat..I am made to feel in the moment & very special! Highly recommended.
YOGAVIBE is an amazing studio. For me it has been a beautiful gift from the Great Spirit, it magically appeared in my life at the time that I most needed a place to go and breakdown and rebuild myself. Vivienne's love, wisdom and style of teaching is like no other; her beautiful voice and her attention to detail with the breath and postures shifts any blocks on the mat. It has truly been an honour to share the space and develop a sisterhood bond with her. I highly recommend anyone to come and try, once you have tried a class you will not want to go elsewhere 🙂
YOGAVIBE was my first experience with a yoga studio and wow, it's set the bar pretty high. Vivienne is an awesome teacher and has taught me so much that has helped me both on and off my mat. Vivienne does a great job at allowing YOGAVIBE to stay true to the yogic traditions while still providing a challenging workout. In the few months that I have been practicing at YOGAVIBE it's really become home for me and provides me with a beautiful and open space which allows me to unwind, meditate and discover my self through my practice. I have gained quite a lot through my practice here and it has lead to me developing a stronger Mind, Body & Spirit. I highly recommend YOGAVIBE to anybody wantng to become stronger mentally, physically & spiritually.