~ Cara Ferguson ~
Training Certificates or Qualifications: I completed a three year teaching apprenticeship in Sydney 2004 with my first teacher, Frances Liotta.
Yoga Influences: Ashtanga, Hatha, rehab based Pilates and a touch of Iyengar.
Inspirational Teachers: Frances Liotta, Andre Moffatt, Peter Sanson, Suzi Carson and Matt Sweeney
Background: I attended my first yoga class as a teenager in Christchurch where I was the youngest in the class by about thirty years. I was so comforted by the collective intention and uplifted by the unity of movement, it felt really natural to me. I moved to Sydney in 1995, where I knew no one except the man I had followed there! I was drawn to a local yoga school in Bondi Junction and in hindsight it was largely the community of likeminded people that attracted me as much as the yoga. It was here that I met my inspirational teacher, Frances and my daily practice began to evolve. Although I was persuaded to teach some community classes over the following six years, I had the privilege of starting my apprenticeship in 2001 and here I am.
Why I practice: My practice has transformed over the years reflective of my life, family and priorities. Most recently I have been liberated by truly realising that my individual practise is my own and I can have fun with it. Whether it’s two hours or ten minutes I practice to transport myself back to my roots, to that elevated, nurturing safe place . I am able to embed composure into my daily life and the physical benefits of daily practice are infinite.
Why I teach: My passion in teaching lies in a desire to encourage students to gently explore their practice safely and at their own individual pace. I aim to inspire students to cultivate a practice that will take them through their lives with compassion. My intention is always that my classes are safe, dynamic and taught with integrity. I want to communicate the message that anyone can create a yoga practice at any stage of life. No rules or limitations!
Favourite Quotes: “I will face my fear, I will permit it to pass over me and through me and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert. Dune
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you………. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness. For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he also loves the bow that is stable. “ – Kahlil Gibran
“Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” - Maurice Sendak