Rosa Avian – Founder
I teach a smooth Vinyasa practice that flows like a soft subtle breeze through the trees. My style allows the breath to take your sweet mind and smooth body to and through each asana.
I am passionate about the mental and physical health benefits that yoga offers. I love that yoga is made for absolutely everyone, young and old and how it can make such a difference in people’s lives.
Having built a career in Hospitality for the past 17 years and sitting at an office desk for many years before that, I slowly weaned my way out and eventually followed my next calling in life “YOGA”.
I first started practicing yoga 20 years ago at a studio in Fitzroy and I feel in love with the Yoga, Meditation way of life. I slowly became addicted and continued to practice as well as peruse further studies to enable me to share my passion with others. I loved my Teacher Training studies, it was intense but extremely rewarding, I now use that intensity and rewards in my classes.
Registered Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher (RPNYT)
Registered Yoga Teacher RYT-200
Registered Yoga Teacher for Pre-Schoolers (3 and 4 year old Kinder children)
A Better Balanced and Healthier Way of Life
A YOGA practice is designed to prevent injury and disease and acts to establish physiological health through every system and function of the body as well as providing strength to the musculoskeletal system, joints, tendons, ligaments and cartilage that supports the physical structure of the body
A consistent yoga practice is considered to be an effective holistic health care system that heals, strengthens and unifies the mind body and spirit
AUMRA Yoga - The meaning and Significance of AUM
While the RA in our name comes from Rosa’s initials the AUM has special meaning.
AUM commonly known as OM, is an ancient Sanskrit word that was felt by the rishi’s as they meditated The A (aahhh) sound represents the creation aspect of the universe and all objects within it. Ahh is the beginning of all sounds (this is the most common letter that starts alphabets). It connects us to our sense of self, the ego. With this syllable you experience the existence of the world through the activity of the senses. When you chant this sound notice that it is produced in the throat and back of the mouth where the tongue is rooted and resonates in the lower abdomen. The first sound embodies “Sat”, the sound that starts to bring you back to unity, to the truth of your existence.
The U (oooh) sound signifies the maintaining energy of the universe and the subtle impressions of the mind. It connects us to an inner sense of something greater than that which we can see and feel with our senses. Oooh lets in lightness, clarity, balance and goodness. When you chant this letter the sound moves forward between the tongue and the palate up to the lips and vibrates in the solar plexus. The sound denotes “Chit”, an illumination of knowing, pure wisdom.
The M (mmmm) sound characterizes the transformative energy of the universe and the thoughts and beliefs of your beingness. This sound unites you to the awareness of oneness. It allows you to slow down in order to feel the connectedness of all that is. The sound “mmmm” is produced by closing the lips and it vibrates the crown of the head. The sound symbolizes “Ananda”, to be at one with bliss everywhere with all things.
The fourth sound is silence or anagata. It is the vibration which is beyond verbal pronunciation. It is pure consciousness of the Self or the Atman. The unity of Sat Chit Ananda (I exist, I know, I am blissful) is experienced here.
Many yoga classes begin and end with the chanting of Om three times, which allows the energy of the group to begin the process of harmony by breathing together and sharing in this mantra. It reminds us to tune into our body and mind; to set aside worldly concerns and to turn attention inward to the everlasting joy yoga can bring.