Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

Yoga is for everyone

GOLD yoga is a low impact fitness class that focuses on breathing and meditation, designed for ages 55+.

Tue, 22 Mar 2022,
posted by City of Sydney

Gold yoga is a popular group fitness class at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre. We went along to a class with our instructor Georgina, and asked her about her teaching style and the benefits of staying active.

Georgina has been teaching yoga at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre for more than two years. She tells us about her own yoga journey and why she loves being an instructor.

I did not start Yoga until my middle age and fell in love with it from the first class! My commitment was immediate and after practicing regularly for about a year, I started training to become an instructor, which then become yoga therapy training mostly in Australia with internships in India. It has become central to my life and I love teaching people who have never tried yoga before no matter what their age - yoga is for everyone.

Yoga class at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

The Gold Yoga class at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre has been running for some time now and I've been teaching it consistently for about 2 years. The group is made-up of people who have practiced different types of yoga over the years through to some who have only just started in their 60’s and 70’s.“

Yoga instructor teaching a class at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

We practice a very mindful, breathing-focused and active vinyasa style of yoga which is modifiable for individuals who have joint and health issues. I love teaching this group they are enthusiastic and committed, and as a Yoga teacher it's a joy to see them deepening their practice each week.

Participants in a yoga class at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

Make sure you try Georgina's Yoga class and check out our new group fitness timetable here.