Being Yoga Podcast
Episode 3 - Shelly Fruend
Heal your body with Somatic Yoga Therapy

In this episode with physiotherapist Shelly Fruend, we learn about how to practice yoga safely and how Somatic Therapy can be integrated into regular Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes to add a new dimension of strengthening and flexibility.  We also discuss breathing practices and techniques and why gentle slow breathing is preferred when it comes to long term sustainable yoga practice.  

In her somatics practice, Shelly describes the technique of pandiculation whereby we can learn to regain voluntary control over our muscles at a deep level and remember how to move freely again.  

Shelly is an expert in movement and healing as well as a long term meditator and yoga practitioner.  She works as a physiotherapist, yoga teacher and clinical somatic educator.  She describes her work as creating space for students and clients to sense their bodies from within, listen to their inner guidance and to remember how to regain voluntary control over their Being.  

Her influences have been Thomas Hanna who helped develop Hanna Somatic Movement and Clinical Somatics.  

Shelly runs a private physiotherapy clinic as well as somatic movement education and yoga therapy.  

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Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.