Bridget Muir
Bridget Leigh Yoga
Woollahra, NSW, Australia
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Bridget Leigh Yoga
Woollahra, NSW, Australia
Qualification and identity verified

About

Bridget is a yoga teacher who helps LGBTQIA+ parents find rest. The LGBTQIA+ community experiences very high rates of mental health outcomes, trauma and suicide compared to cisgender straight/heterosexual (non LGBTQIA+) people. These experiences are related to stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of being LGBTQIA+. Bridget identifies as queer person, and uses they/she pronouns. As a parent and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Bridget knows the power of yoga to support healing... Bridget is a yoga teacher who helps LGBTQIA+ parents find rest. The LGBTQIA+ community experiences very high rates of mental health outcomes, trauma and suicide compared to cisgender straight/heterosexual (non LGBTQIA+) people. These experiences are related to stigma, prejudice, discrimination and abuse on the basis of being LGBTQIA+. Bridget identifies as queer person, and uses they/she pronouns. As a parent and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Bridget knows the power of yoga to support healing and processing of trauma and other experiences. With a passion for inclusive, accessible and empowering yoga for all, Bridget teaches yoga that is gentle and restorative to LGBTQIA+ parents. Like many people, Bridget initially saw yoga as ‘a good stretch’ after other exercise. They became more interested in it after taking up a regular yoga practice and seeing a noticeable difference in being able to fall asleep quicker, experiencing a deeper sleep, and reducing the chatter in their mind. As a parent, Bridget also loved the impact that yoga had on the increased awareness of their body and breath, assisting them in becoming more patient and less reactive in day-to-day parenting. They completed their 200 hour yoga teacher training at Sukha Mukha and they are also trained in Accessible Yoga Training, Cosmic Kids, and Yoga for All. Bridget’s background includes youth work, working with LGBTQIA+ parents and community development projects. They are an accredited breastfeeding/chestfeeding volunteer counsellor with La Leche League Australia and have been a volunteer with Rainbow Families NSW since 2017. Bridget is the current project lead and representative for a partnership lactation project with the Australian Breastfeeding Association specifically for LGBTQIA+ parents. Bridget is creating LGBTQIA+ awareness for yoga teachers across Australia and is building an online yoga community hub for LGBTQIA+ parents to provide a safer, braver place to connect, learn and share yoga. When LGBTQIA+ people come to yoga and are introduced to the tools that yoga offers, it can offer a pathway towards autonomy, empowerment, compassion and living their truth. Bridget looks forward to welcoming you. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Education and training

Certified Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Certification 200hrs (Sukha Mukha Yoga with Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Rose, 2020) Certified Yoga For All Teacher 35hrs (Yoga For All, 2020) Restorative Yoga Training 15hrs (Sukha Mukha Yoga, 2020) Certified Accessible Yoga Teacher 30hrs (Accessible Yoga Association, 2020) Chair Yoga Teacher Certification 32hrs (Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, 2021) Accessible Yoga Association Ambassador, July 2020 - current member

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

Working hours (GMT+11:00) Sydney

Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about... A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online
This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Restorative Yoga for All

Open your heart, step forward, be curious. This 30 minute online class includes restorative... Open your heart, step forward, be curious. This 30 minute online class includes restorative asana, pranayama and meditation. It is a gentle class for anyone (LGBTQIA+ friendly and Ally friendly), which focuses on REST. Classes are themed around agency, empowerment, curiosity and self inquiry. Bridget encourages the use and normalisation of props, including items that we can often find in our own homes, to help support the practice and access asana in various ways. These classes are for anyone looking for a gentle, subtle practice, or perhaps are new to yoga and curious what it is all about. Designed with accessibility in mind, these classes are held online. Alternatively, you can access the recording. Read more

15 Max participants
Online

30 min

10 AUD

Restorative Yoga for LGBTQIA+ Parents - Afternoon Class

Open your heart, step forward, be curious. This 30 minute online class includes restorative... Open your heart, step forward, be curious. This 30 minute online class includes restorative asana, pranayama and meditation. It is a gentle class for LGBTQIA+ Parents and Parents of LGBTQIA+ kids/teens, which focuses on REST. Classes are themed around agency, empowerment, curiosity and self inquiry. Bridget encourages the use and normalisation of props, including items that we can often find in our own homes, to help support the practice and access asana in various ways. These classes are for anyone looking for a gentle, subtle practice, or perhaps are new to yoga and curious what it is all about. Designed with accessibility in mind, these classes are held online. Alternatively, you can access the recording Read more

15 Max participants
Online

30 min

10 AUD

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