We’re spending some time getting to know our wonderful teachers at Wild Heart Yoga Tribe.
Meet Felice Wong
1. How long have you been practising yoga?
I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years, I have my ups and downs, but showing up is the most important step. I know I will feel way better afterward. And honestly, that’s my biggest achievement. Nothing else in my life besides my family and my best friend has ever lasted that long. It will be a lifelong journey.
2. What is your favourite yoga pose?
Dancer pose/ Natarajasana
Depending on where I am in life, my favorite pose would shift every now and then. However I love to witness my strengths, weaknesses, and personal growth through Dancer pose, a great energising pose with heart opening and back strengthening.
This balancing pose requires strength, flexibility. It’s strong, fierce, powerful as well as graceful, like a asana jackpot. Backbend has never been my strength, but I work on it with lot of warm up.
Yoga is not about how I look in a pose, it’s about how I feel in a pose, the sensations in my body as well as the emotions in my mind. I feel concentrated, determined as I move toward dancer, also learn to quiet the ego. Then I breathe, I engage with a clearer focus. If I fall out, get back in! Have fun with it.
3. As well as yoga, what is your go-to method for relaxing and being more mindful?
Massage definitely my go-to for relaxing. Being mindful of my energy level and mood, honour it without pushing.
As a massage therapist, I strongly believe in power of touch. A good massage is like a rhythmic meditation, both body and mind can heal. Caring for our body, mind, and spirit is our responsibility. It’s about being mindful, actively listen to the needs of our soul and then honoring them.
In our daily life we naturally giving so much to others, its important and necessary to receive. As long as we making sure to fill up other people’s buckets, as well as our own, we are in balance.
4. Tell us a bit about yourslef and your background
I’m orginally from Hong Kong and have been in Australia for 6 years. I used to work in the marketing industry, living a typical busy and overworked lifestyle, always being on the go.
Now I am in love with Cairns, working in the healthcare industry and doing my own mobile massage businss NeedMassage in Cairns.
You can always find me at the beach, in the rainforest or on my mat.
I teach funky strong vinyasa flow on Sunday 7.30am at Wild Heart. The class will definitely be challenging both physically and mentally, but remember Attitude Is Everything! A lot of resistance is coming from our mind, try to approach every practice with curiosity and compassion. I promise it will be fun.
Meet Aurora Packer
I found my first yoga class in London, it was like a time just stopped. I knew I had stumbled onto something that would change the course of my life. I believed in the transformative and healing power of this practice. Not having an understanding of what this practise was I knew I wanted more, so I took myself to India to immerse in my first Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training.
Yoga awakens our physical, mental & emotional potential. For me it’s a sacred practice of coming home.
My intention is to provide a safe space to guide you through this practice, so you can give your body and mind some time and space. Been able to teach and practice at Wild Heart is like having an extended family.’
MEET CAMPBELL WILL
Wim Hof Method Instructor
I am a level 2 Wim Hof Method Instructor, with a solid knowledge base of biomechanics and biochemistry, ensuring participants have a thorough understanding of the principles and mechanisms of action. I pride myself in developing trust and connection with participants, providing a safe space to work through what may arise.
I have a unique systems-based approach to health, understanding that nothing in the body works independently. Focusing on the root cause of pain or dysfunction in place of the symptoms allows for lasting change.
Heart Math Certified
Did you know that the heart sends more signals to the brain than the brain sends to the heart? These heart signals have a significant effect on brain function – influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory, and problem-solving. HeartMath techniques provide scientifically validated tools for managing stress and anxiety. I can help you tap into your heart’s intuitive directions for the best choices.
I will help you to develop a better relationship with the breath and body. Developing an understanding of the respiratory system is a stepping stone to controlling energy, emotional well-being, reactivity, and productivity. The breath is the remote control of the nervous system, and the nervous system is the operating system of the body. Awareness of breath is awareness of self, and learning how to connect mind and body is paramount for health and well-being.