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Doreena Scales

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  As an experienced Teacher of young children, I have foundcatering to the needs of students is ever changing. The increasingpressures of curriculum, family life and a diverse range of needs students bring to the classroom can all combine to create a challenging and stressful environment.

For me Yoga in the classroom is a tool I use to create a positive and supportive environment in my classroom.

Since completing the ‘Yoga in the Classroom’ Teacher Training withDoreena at Peace Yoga I have found I am able to settle students in a fun way prior to beginning our traditional lessons.

My students, even very young ones, find the activities easy and fun. We use the breathing techniques to calm, relax and focus in the mornings and to cool down after playtime or during transitionsbetween lessons. We do the asana sequences in a fun way using animal names to stretch and energize when needed usually after or before sitting and listening is required.

My students now remind me when we need to breathe or do ourstretches.

Since learning the yoga techniques my students have shown an increased willingness to take responsibility for their own learning and behavior, a beginning of self-awareness and a kinder attitude to others.

Yoga in the classroom activities are adaptable and I’ve found the time spent using these techniques has a positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning in my classroom.

Doreena is a highly experienced practitioner and her course is delivered with knowledge and wisdom in a professional and caring manner.

I highly recommend this course for both new and experienced classroom teachers.

 

Jacinta Dinsmore

B.Ed Primary Griffith University

Currently teaching in Bali Indonesia

 

The first time I walked into one of Doreena's classes was 2 years ago and from that moment my life completely transformed. The only way I can describe my experience was 'Coming Home'.
I was immediately adopted into the Peace Yoga family and became a regular resident of Doreena's classes. I've formed and cultivated deep friendships from the people at Peace and am so grateful for those connections.
I attended the yearly retreat in Springbrook and was overwhelmed with interest and curiosity for the content covered in the workshops around Ayurveda, Tantra and more. I could feel the deep wisdom Doreena offered was so rich and I felt ready to take my learning further which is why I choose to do my Yoga Teacher training with Doreena, it just felt so right. 
I have practiced Yoga from the age of 14 and travelled all over the world often searching out a yoga class so have experienced many styles and adaptions of yoga. What I really love about how Doreena teaches is the unconditional love and acceptance of self, and cultivating peace within. 
Doreena's unconditional loving nature and presence is what I find most endearing about being around her energy, you can't help but absorb that into your own being; and that is a transformation that has occurred for me over the last two years in her presence.
The first time I entered the yoga hall at Peace, Mojo House, I was struggling with anxiety and medicating for depression. I was unhappy with my current situation of life and work and was seeking to improve my situation. Throughout taking regular weekly classes it soon became apparent that I no longer needed the external 'fixes' as the wisdom Doreena passed to me through her teaching was that 'You need not look outside of yourself, as all the answers are within' and that has been such a remedy for me and has kept me on the path. It didn't take long for me to overcome my depression and anxiety, get rid of medication and get myself on the path to recovery in all aspects in my life, 
Over the past year completing my yoga teacher training, I have learnt so much about meditation, mantra, asana and the rich life science of Ayurveda and more which have been crucial in my spiritual and self development along with my overall health. I have so much more confidence in myself, my gifts and now the wisdom I have learnt in the Yoga Teacher Training course with Doreena to birth my new business of meditation and womens circles with so much more inspiration for what lies ahead and what I can offer myself, my loved ones and my community.
I recommend everyone try a yoga class with Doreena and if you're wanting a deeper level of knowing to be awakened within, the Yoga Teacher Training is a course that is flexible enough for anyone to fit into their lives. I have two children and two businesses and was able to complete the course with ease in 1.5 years. I'm just so grateful that people like Doreena are living their truth and offering their gifts to support others like me to do the same. The ripple affect is profound and I'm so grateful that my life has been touched with the beauty that Doreena shares. 
 
Kindest,
 
 

 

"I instantly connected with Doreena when we initially spoke over the phone.  Her gentle and calm voice was so inviting, from that moment I knew I wanted to radiate positivity and love like she does.  From the very first time I stepped into the Yoga Shala at Peace Yoga and Meditation Centre, I knew this was the Yoga Teacher Training for me.  I felt safe and nurtured in the sacred space Doreena has created as I delved deeper into my Self, peeling and shedding layers of limiting beliefs, dissolving my inner critic and leaning into love rather than fear.  Slowly my ego began to dissipate as I became more connected to my higher Self, allowing my authentic light to shine through.  Doreena has structured the authentic training so it is flexible for all.  I am a mother of three so it was important for me to enrol in a self-paced program as it gave me the opportunity to complete the training around my commitments.  The beauty of Yogic wisdom was so special to learn and I will always carry it with me, both on and off the Yoga mat.  Doreena has a special gift of embedding passages from the Upanishads, The Vedas and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras during theory and practice.  In every class I feel as though I take away a wealth of insights that resonate with me at that stage in my life. The subjects of Vedanta, Anatomy and Ayurveda are so enriching and relevant to living a healthy life of benevolence, of truth and trust in a higher power / source.  This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves, about connecting with the still centre within, living a life of grace and peace.  Doreena’s training has changed my life, allowing me to realise my worth, my gifts and talents and my true potential.  I highly endorse Yoga Teacher Training at Peace Yoga Meditation Centre, the pathway of peace will transform your life as you elevate your awareness and evolve.  The experience of awakening is priceless.  I am forever grateful. "
 

 

 

Love and blessings,

Lauren

 

Miss Lauren Kelly

 

 

 

 

    Testimonial for the great benefits of Brain Yoga at Peace Yoga 

During the last few weeks of completing my Masters at Bond Uni, I, like everyone else there, was suffering from a massive amount of stress. This stress was so severe that it impacted negatively on my social life, since it caused me to find it hard to interact with others, afraid that I would transfer the negativity.

 

Doreena and her teaching of Brain Yoga transformed my Friday I went to the Peace Yoga studio from one of barely getting through, feeling stressed and severely socially awkward to one of the best evenings out in the company of good friends I ever had on the Gold Coast!

 The coming weeks my vitality had increased to a level I hadn't experienced, since I was in my early 20´s, a decade earlier!

 

Life was bliss every morning when I biked to Bond!

 This amazing effect continues to this day a year later when I practice the simple techniques taught to us kindly and professionally by Doreena.

 

 So I highly recommend visiting Peace Yoga and learning from Doreena!

 

 Snorre Morten Kjeldsen

 

 

"I would like to express to you and your team how much I value going to the Peace Yoga classes, each and everytime it's a new and unique experience - more than just toning and stretching yoga movements, breathing exercises that give wonderful stress & anxiety relief - but the added bonus of the beautiful flow of calming words of wisdom from yourself – a beautiful Angel!

I feel I learn something about myself and at the same time feel myself becoming more appreciative and positive, I always find your yoga uplifting and therefore don’t like missing my “weekly dose” as it really is a tonic for the soul!!!

The Peace Yoga Studio is spacious, colourful and welcoming with warm spiritual energy, love and music filling the air, you make every single person feel special with your words of encouragement and praise Doreen, I have never experienced any other Yoga as amazing as your classes --- A spiritual experience!

So thank you and I consider it a privilege to know you and attend your classes.

Love and peace always."

Glenda Soanes

"I attended several Yoga schools before taking my first lesson at Peace Yoga a few years ago and after just one class fell in love with the studio’s warmth and spirituality. Doreen offered professionalism, knowledge and experience second to none and after a year of practice with her, I was inspired to become a teacher. Undertaking the Peace Yoga Teacher Training course was a turning point in my life and saw all aspects of it flourish. Studying not just the physical work, but the in-depth ancient Sanskrit, Vedanta, Auyveda and Anatomy study became the University of life for me. Doreen’s profound wisdom and magnetic persona is testament to the success of the studio and her heartfelt students. Peace Yoga is not just a studio, it is a home, a holiday and blessing all in one."

Kim

"I have been practising yoga for the past 10 years and have experienced many good Teachers however I find it very difficult to put into words the impact that Amrita (Doreen) has had on my life.

When I met Amrita I had suffered through crippling anxiety for many years, Amrita became a bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel and with her help and love, I practiced yoga all the way to a complete recovery.

In 2007 i went on a charity tour of India and Nepal with Amrita and Peace Yoga.

After raising money all year we got to see it distributed to orphanages, schools, homeless people and lepers in the form of blankets, warm clothes, and money. The highlight of the trip was giving the money to a girl named "Chandni" that had been burnt in a cooking fire some years before, with these funds she can now have the surgery she needs to have her face reconstructed.

This was a very humbling and rewarding experience.

Amrita has not only been my inspiration, but has also given me the courage and strength to undertake Yoga Teacher Training this year at Peace Yoga doing this fulfills a long term dream for me and I could not have done this without Amrita's love and support.

Anybody that believes that one person cannot change the world has not met Amrita.

To say that I am grateful to you Amrita, is not enough, I love you , my Divine Teacher and Beloved friend.

Namaste, Blessings and love"

 

"I have been a student of yoga for several years and very much enjoy coming to Peace Yoga. It is a beautiful welcoming atmosphere and you will be transported to a peaceful realm as you enjoy being present and listening to Doreen's soothing voice. I love the Gentle Yoga class on a Monday morning, it is an excellent way to start off the week and feel calm. This yoga is great and I particularly enjoy hearing about the philosophy of yoga. If there is one journey you undertake in this life let it be the path of yoga.

PEACE AND LOVE"

Rebecca

"I first came to Peace Yoga in search of a holistic way to deal with my hypertension. My classes with Doreen and the other kind and caring teachers have lowered my blood pressure far beyond my expectations. Not only have I found a place to get fit and stay fit but the atmosphere and individual support I receive helps me to start the day calm and relaxed in body, mind and spirit."

Shirley

"Thank you for a lovely yoga session last night. I wish the yoga world was not only Tuesday evenings.Ahh the journey to living and appreciating the simple life!

You are a great mentor in the joy you can experience when you let go and let love and joy in rather than fear… your always glowing… anyhow Doreen I just need to come to yoga everyday with your lovely self! You truly are amazing and I am so pleased about the connection you have created for my Mum in joining the yogie world!

See you Tuesday,"

Laura

"From the moment I attended one of Doreen's classes, I knew i'd found the yoga centre for me! Every student from an absolute beginner to one advanced in their practice is treated with love and encouragement. Doreen inspired me to begin the teaching course which has been its own journey in personal growth. It's such a priveledge to study this ancient health science whose teachings are a metaphor for life itself. Achieving unity while accepting what is…!

Much love and see you soon,"

Meredith

"How does one begin to even describe the essence of yoga and well being that IS Doreen Scales…

I have attended several years worth of yoga and meditation classes given by this beautiful person; participated in her numerous workshops, retreats and teachers courses; as well as seen her tireless and dedicated efforts in raising awareness and contributing to the betterment of others in our community and those abroad.

She is an earth angel that teaches the most divine yoga and meditation classes for mothers to be, children, mums and for all levels of yoga students. Doreen has that spark that ignites love, compassion and humility in all those that are fortunate to spend time with her. It is an honour to have her as my lifelong yoga teacher and, most of all, my friend.

When you attend and participate in any yoga activity delivered by Doreen Scales, you will truly love the learning and the experience. It is a glorious opportunity to ignite that spark of love and peace in yourself. What a special gift, then, to be able to share those experiences with your friends and family.

Namaste,"

Rachel Skrabanich
Vocational Education Consultant, Artist and Peace Yoga attendee

It feels like I have been attending Peace Yoga ever since I can remember.

Doreen has created an atmosphere where the abundance of love and serenity is contagious. She has made it a place where many people feel more at home in her studio, than in their own houses. Where strangers have become best of friends and friends a loving yoga community.

Doreen is the most beautiful person you could ever wish to meet, and all those who are lucky enough to be in her presence feel blessed. It is not a secret that her classes are heavenly, even yoga teachers from many other schools have thanked Doreen for her classes, regularly attend to deepen their own practice. I, like others feel so much better after attending her classes, when feeling low on life, tired or sick, her classes pick me up and make me feel great! When things are feeling unmanageable, they suddenly turn controllable and not only make me feel like everything will be okay, but that the world is my oyster and I am the pearl.

Not only is Doreen a great Yoga teacher, but a teacher for life! I have seen her touch so many lives. She has helped people overcome life threatening illnesses, also helped families coping with death, she has helped students find their true selves and brought broken families back together. An angel in many peoples lives!!!!! Over the years I have witness Doreen go above and beyond her role as a Yoga teacher, her overflowing love, makes her and her Yoga studio a stand out success!

BAS

"In September 2006 I walked into the studio of Peace Yoga. Listening in the doorway I heard Doreen speaking of stillness and peace within. I knew then this was what I was looking for.

I have been attending classes with Doreen for 18months and have gained more strength, balance and flexibility than I have in 20years in the gym. The simple yoga postures and the breathing techniques have given me a peace and satisfaction that I hadn’t found after attending doctors and therapists for many years.

The wonderful friends my husband and I have made since joining Peace Yoga has been a real joy. On attending my first yoga retreat April 2007 I was made to feel very welcome. I met so many wonderful people and came home more fulfilled and happy with my life than I have been in a long time. The positive nature and happiness that surround Doreen and her fellow teachers is contagious and can only improve our lives."

Lorraine Roche

"There are people who mark you, change you. Add a bit to you or take a bit away, whatever it is, because of them you're different. You meet a million people in your life and sometimes you can meet a person who does one thing ~ they make you happy. You have created enough room for all, enough LOVE for all and a door always open. Those who didn't understand, condemned and; those that did were never the same. A million thanks for being alot more than a teacher."

India Poulton

During the last few weeks of completing my Masters at Bond Uni, I, like
everyone else there, was suffering from a massive amount of stress. This
stress was so severe that it impacted negatively on my social life, since it
caused me to find it hard to interact with others, afraid that I would
transfer the negativity.

Doreena and her teaching of Brain Yoga transformed my Friday I went to the
Peace Yoga studio from one of barely getting through, feeling stressed and
severely socially awkward to one of the best evenings out in the company of
good friends I ever had on the Gold Coast!

The coming weeks my vitality had increased to a level I hadn't experienced,
since I was in my early 20´s, a decade earlier!
Life was bliss every morning when I biked to Bond!

This amazing effect continues to this day a year later when I practice the
simple techniques taught to us kindly and professionally by Doreena.

So I highly recommend visiting Peace Yoga and learning from Doreena!

Snorre Kjelesen


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Brittany

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"Its hard to say what I enjoy the most about Brittanys classes. It is a joy just to be in her presence and her gentle encouragement throughout the session is very uplifting! Her gentle caring nature is especially evident during her beautiful guided relaxation and meditation sessions. It is like a beautiful dream whilst still awake!! Thank you Brittany!!"

Dee

"Brittany is a natural, a "born teacher""

RK

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Peace Weddings

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about our Peace Wedding Ceremonies

Tzameret Wedding

"Our wedding was a dream come true as the ceremony made a relaxed conected day for everyone, Doreen joined 2 loving people together with the grace of an Angel…

Thank you Big Love"

Lee & Tzameret Easson

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Pregnancy & Post Natal Classes

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about our Pregnancy & Postnatal Classes

Ingalisa Van Den Broek Family"i just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your love and support you showed me "I instantly connected with Doreena when we initially spoke over the phone.  Her gentle and calm voice was so inviting, from that moment I knew I wanted to radiate positivity and love like she does.  From the very first time I stepped into the Yoga Shala at Peace Yoga and Meditation Centre, I knew this was the Yoga Teacher Training for me.  I felt safe and nurtured in the sacred space Doreena has created as I delved deeper into my Self, peeling and shedding layers of limiting beliefs, dissolving my inner critic and leaning into love rather than fear.  Slowly my ego began to dissipate as I became more connected to my higher Self, allowing my authentic light to shine through.  Doreena has structured the authentic training so it is flexible for all.  I am a mother of three so it was important for me to enrol in a self-paced program as it gave me the opportunity to complete the training around my commitments.  The beauty of Yogic wisdom was so special to learn and I will always carry it with me, both on and off the Yoga mat.  Doreena has a special gift of embedding passages from the Upanishads, The Vedas and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras during theory and practice.  In every class I feel as though I take away a wealth of insights that resonate with me at that stage in my life. The subjects of Vedanta, Anatomy and Ayurveda are so enriching and relevant to living a healthy life of benevolence, of truth and trust in a higher power / source.  This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about themselves, about connecting with the still centre within, living a life of grace and peace.  Doreena’s training has changed my life, allowing me to realise my worth, my gifts and talents and my true potential.  I highly endorse Yoga Teacher Training at Peace Yoga Meditation Centre, the pathway of peace will transform your life as you elevate your awareness and evolve.  The experience of awakening is priceless.  I am forever grateful. "

 

 

 

Love and blessings,

Lauren

 

Miss Lauren Kelly

 


throughout the last trimester of both my pregnancys. I felt like I have known you for ever Doreen, the world needs more people like you and  

 

My first pregnancy was great and with thanks to Brian who couldn't be more helpful during the general yoga classes, and Doreen gave me my last class giving me advice from a womans perspective leaving me very confident. I had a 3 hr drug free labour giving birth to a 6p 12 girl.

With my second pregnancy, I still drove from tweed to attend the prenatal pregnancy yoga every wednesday as i enjoyed it and knew it was more than benificial. The drug free labour was 28 mins and I have yet another beautiful girl weighing 7p 8half. And like my first, sleeping at 3 months from 9pm till 6am, they are both happy, content and very bright girls.

I have certainly enjoyed my babies,and put this down to yoga, the fitness/relaxation aspect as well as the positive thinking, love and brightness you absorb from Doreen and Brian and their classes.

I have never met such positive, loving, bright people such as yourselves, who want to make a difference to the world, and you do. For that I say thank you.

I strongly recommend everyone to do yoga with these beautiful people, especially during pregnancy (modified or prenatal) as it assisted me in so many ways. No doubt I will be seeing you next pregnancy.

God bless."

Ingalisa van den broek
Cabarita Coast NSW

"Just wanted to say thank you for all you support during my pregnancy with Princess Summer Rose. You give so much comfort to first time mums in this exciting & sometimes a little nervous time in our lives. Every time you said that "this baby has chosen me as its mother" it brought me so much closer to my unborn little one. I now have no doubt that Summer Rose is with us because she wants to be. She is such a happy, calm baby, I think the yoga & the lovely environment at Peace yoga had a lot to do with that."

Wendy

"Thank you Doreen for being with me during a wonderful time in my life. My thriving son is a credit to your wonderful prenatal classes and friendship."

Natalie and Kane Boland

"How are you? I went to the prenatal class at Peace Yogo yesterday and LOVED it! Doreen is an angel and the class was so wonderful. I left feeling like a divine goddess of creation! I learnt a lot more there that will help me through labour than I did at ante-natal class at the hospital. I arrived in time for the tail end of baby massage (how gorgeous!) and one of the little girls sat through our class laughing and giggling the whole time - it was lovely! I'm so happy I tried it - thanks for the hot tip!

Hope all's well in your world"

Kate

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Baby Naming

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about our Baby Naming Ceremonies

"Our naming day was the most precious and beautiful day since our beautiful son Myles was born. I want to thank you Doreen for making our lives even more beautiful by blessing our son Myles. He will grow up knowing he was blessed by an angel, which is you Doreen! I cannot wait until we have another bundle of joy so we can share this sacred and joyous occasion with you again.

Thank you, much love"

Amber, Geoff and Myles

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Past Tour of India

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about our Incredible India Adventure 2009

"This trip started the day I walked into your studio. I have laughed more on this journey with you and David than I have in many years. Thank you to you both and all your wonderful friends and children."

Lorraine

"Forever Grateful, forever in our hearts. Thank you Dave and Doreen and beautiful family. A TRIP OF A LIFETIME. Love You,"

Jo and Ian,
Airlie Beach

"To Our Dearest Doreen, Wonderful Teacher, Beautiful Friend, An inspiration to us all. We thank you and David for this amazing journey that will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

We Love You!"

Tour Group Nov 2007

"My wife and I joined 14 other people on the trip of a lifetime to Nepal and India which was organised by Doreen and her husband David. This is a trip which Peace Yoga takes annually. I cannot express how grateful we are for the effect this trip has had on our lives."

Robert Roche

"I want to sincerely thank you for the experience I had in India. I can't explain in words what it did to my life but it started in my heart and transformed it inside out. You were such a JOY to travel with.

It seems the experience been the most recognisable in my life as I draw from it daily in all sorts of ways… as I draw from your kindness and Love that you share in your business and in your family. It sets an example and inspiration of what beautiful lives are like. So thank you!!

Keep spreading Peace and Love, you are SO good at it!!"

India P

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Teaching Course

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about our Yoga Teaching Course

"Words can never express what a wonderful journey this course was.

Doreen; Thank you for this knowledge. We are truly blessed!!

Another step forward in this beautifuol journey we call life.

Namaste"

Teena

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Springbrook Retreat

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about our Weekend Retreats

"Wowsa! I just want to say a big thank you once again for such a wonderful weekend. I feel like I have been away for a month, not just the weekend. So much goes on in our daily busy lives that we do forget to stop and just relax and smell the roses, watch the waterfalls and listen to the owls, talk to beautiful people and enjoy life, dance, sing, tell stories and be silent.

I actually did it!

I had so many special moments on the weekend that I am still telling stories tonight. PLEASE put me on the mailing list for the rest of my life! I have become a life member of your special group if that is possible.

I feel really well and refreshed and know I will use many things from the weekend in my everyday life. I just wanted to let you know that you all are very special people to us.

The bonds will last a lifetime.

Thank you from the bottom and top of my heart."

Simone

"You leave me breathless!

What a spectacular retreat. Thank you.

Lots of love."

Laurette

"Thank you for an even bigger and better retreat than last year.

'Peace Retreat'

We shared and cared, laughed and cried.

But once again Mother Nature inspired.

Our "Ommm" in the cave

was pulling us like a wave

towards the sun..oh what fun!

Indiana, Brittany and Dave worked so hard to feed us all.

We say thankyou. The order was so tall.

Our sunrise

Our Earth Meditation,

Our Mantras and all the rest

A Big, Big, Thank you,

Doreen, your the best.

Namaste."

Teena

"I didnt know what to expect this weekend. I have been very lucky to have crossed paths with whom I will call my Spiritual Earth Angel. I would love to thank you… Thank you Doreen…. Your support mentally and physically has shown me a whole new outlook on giving.

I have learnt so much this weekend. I have learnt form Mother Nature, I have learnt from you, I have talked and listened to others and learnt from them. I made new friends. I realised that I need to love myself, my family and friends a lot more… for at the end of the day, we are all the same, even though sometimes we seem seperated or seperate from each other.

It has been an awakening for me and all I wish to do is share it with my loved ones… just as you have shared this supreme experience with me. It's hard to out my whole experience into words, I'd best describe my experience as a feeling of belonging. Wrapped up in a love that is so safe and warm. It's been there from the start and will be with me for eternity.

I feel like I have been soaked in a bath of Love from head to toe.

God Bless and Thank you!"

Natalie
Brisbane

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