Verity GillSee Verity’s Classes
Outside of yoga, Verity runs a successful graphic design business. She has a passion for generating creative, ethical and sustainable design.
Verity attended Byron Yoga’s Intensive Teacher Training Course with John Ogilvy, and has completed Yoga Synergy’s Teacher Training Apprenticeship and Yoga Synergy’s Anatomy & Physiology Course. She has attended workshops with Clive Sheridan, David Swenson, Kathryn Budig and Phil Lemke. In 2014, Verity completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage, and a Certificate IV in Aromatherapy.
Verity holds a black belt in Taekwondo. Always ready to go upside down, Verity is passionate about hand balancing and aerial circus.
Verity is currently on maternity leave and will be back teaching in 2017.
“Yoga goes beyond the purely physical. It’s a process of self-observation that leads to inner stillness and focus. Yoga gives me the chance to be present in each moment.”
I first became interested in yoga through my mother’s daily practice. I studied Taekwondo, then in 2003 began attending classes at Yoga Synergy. Initially, yoga appealed to me as a way of improving my flexibility and strength. Through regular practice, I noticed an increase in my energy levels, improved concentration and deeper relaxation. Yoga goes beyond the purely physical. It’s a process of self-observation that leads to inner stillness and focus. My practice gives me the chance to step outside daily life into my own space – to be present in each moment.
I became a yoga teacher when, on a whim, I attended a teacher training course in Byron Bay and was amazed at how exciting it felt to pass on what I’d learned. I wanted to pass on that which has been so integral in building resilience and finding peace in my own life. It seemed natural to continue down this path and I began my apprenticeship with Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss in 2009.
At Yoga Synergy, I learned when it comes to practising yoga, it’s the journey not the outcome that matters. It doesn’t matter how long you can hold a headstand or whether you can touch your toes. It’s important to practice with an open mind and a willingness to try, even if you don’t quite nail it. I aim to challenge and inspire every student and assist them to create a healthy and sustainable yoga practice. Good teachers are students too, and I continue to refine my own knowledge, practice and teaching techniques.