Peninsula Yoga with John Wilson is now part of the “Gnostic” group. The Peninsula Yoga Centre is located on the “Gnostic” corner, right in the hub of the spiritual heart of the Woy Woy Peninsula.
As the only traditional Yoga Studio in Woy Woy we offer Yoga practices in a dedicated room that is air conditioned, carpeted and fully equipped. Parking is easily available on the street and in the Council car park across the road, bicycle racks have been installed and we’re very close to public transport.
Yoga classes are developed to match the individual needs of each person. Programmes are offered to cater for people of all levels of health and wellness from the beginner to more advance practitioners.
Yoga movement can be modified for people of all levels of fitness, strength and flexibility. As a beginner you will be given instruction on how to move and place your body into the various positions based on an assessment of your body type, your medical history or any special need that you may have. Yoga is accessible and beneficial to any person interested in their own health and well being. You do not need to come to yoga class with a particular body type or having previously practiced. All you need is an open mind, a desire to be healthy and a positive attitude. . If you can move, breath and feel you can practise and benefit from Yoga”. There is no special yoga clothing and shoes are not required. Yoga is not a religion but an ancient philosophy of wellness that outlines a blueprint for life. At Peninsula Yoga the yoga practice model is very simple, move, breath, focus, relax. Your body is moved through a series of exercise in tune with your breath which creates mind focus and overall relaxation.
In addition to our group classes we also offer specialised programmes including, private classes, corporate, rehabilitation and special needs Yoga.
John Wilson is the founder and principle teacher at Peninsula Yoga. John is a true local, having been a resident of the Woy Woy Peninsula for 30 years and has offered Yoga classes for the past 10 years.
John was introduced to Yoga on advise from a Chiropractor after suffering a serious spinal injury. The therapeutic and meditative benefits of yoga were soon realised. The gentle mobilising and stretching of this first practice not only relieved chronic pain but also led to a positive life changing experience. An unexpected opportunity to teach was the catalyst for John to pursue yoga as not only a life style but also a career. He graduated from the distinguished “Yoga Teaching Diploma” at Nature Care College in Sydney and was accepted as a member of the Yoga Australia. He began teaching in community halls and gymnasiums and soon became a highly regarded team fitness leader. In March 2006, a dream was realised when John opened the Peninsula Yoga Centre.
John has delivered yoga packages to seniors, children with special needs, and people with injuries in the form of rehabilitation, beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels.
His philosophy to yoga teaching is that: Yoga is available to every person regardless of age, physical or mental condition. A practice is available to anyone who is willing to improve his or her own health and well being.