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Doreen 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

 

    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 just wanted to take the time to write and thank you Doreena & Peace Yoga for the contentment & happiness my daughter has achieved since attending your Kids Yoga classes.  She's been calmer, more centred & generally happier since starting at Peace Yoga.  She now regularly meditates on her own & I often find her practicing asanas each morning (Sun Salutations!) to get her energy flowing before school.  It's amazing to see how Yoga has both energised & calmed her.  A few of her school friends now practice with her when at home with us, it's fantastic to watch them enjoy the vitality of Yoga together.  Thank you so much for passing on your knowledge & love of this beautiful practice.

 Sheree & Ava

 

 

"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"

Tanya Dunk

"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

"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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Brian Miller

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"Thank you Dorren and Brian you have made such a difference in my life I feel blessed to have found Peace Yoga Centre.

See you tomorrow.

All my love."

Robina

Brian is a wonderful person whose yoga and meditation classes reflect his beautiful and dedicated practice. It is always a pleasure to be part of his class and to know this special man. I have no hesitation in recommending this class to beginners, intermediate or advanced yoga devotees. The man and the class are truly an experience.

Rachel Skrabanich
Vocational Education Consultant, Artist and Peace Yoga attendee

"Brian is the person who first introduced me to Peace Yoga by inviting me to join a trip that was organised to India in Feb 2005 - what an awesome experience for me to share with yourself and the brilliant group I joined as a ring in!!

I am so grateful to Brian for thinking of me.

I have attended many of Brian’s yoga Classes since then and just find them so serene and uplifting, a gentle aura comes from him…

Brian, you have the appearance and all the qualities of a true YOGI from India, a dedicated teacher -I’m so amazed and in awe at some of the yoga positions you are able to put your body into !!! Discipline to be admired!!"

Glenda and Rob Soanes

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Sarah Waters I attended my first Yoga class when I was 21.  There was a lovely lady (Doreena) waving incense around and talking in a sweet sing-song voice about things I had never heard anyone talk about before!  I thought it was kind of strange and amazing at the same time.

 

I kept up a regular practice since that first class and it became a really important part of my life.  I have always had an urge to stretch, so loved the physical side of Yoga.  I also loved the teachings and the philosophy of the ancient life science.  But most of all, I loved the nurturing, healing space that I found at Peace Yoga.  Over the years, it has taught me to find that nurturing, healing space inside myself and to me, that’s what Yoga is all about!

 

Now I want to help YOU find that space, so if you’re thinking about trying a class, please do it!! 

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"Fantastic instructor, classes just get better and better. Great intergration of all aspects of the being very talented, dedicated and caring."

 

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Rebecca Sattler

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"Everytime I go to Bec's class I walk out feeling like i'm walking on air and enjoy a magical day."

Hi Bec, just letting you know I had a beautiful baby girl on Wednesday morning! I had 2 days of easy prelabour and then 3 hours of intense contractions

and delivered within 5 mins of getting to hospital. I didn't even have time for water birth or listening to the birth music. if we had left the house 5 mins

later I would haven given birth in the car! It was crazy!! I didn't even have time to kneel and pushed her out standing up. It was nuts! She was 4.1kgs but I 

didn't need a single stitch. I think the yoga definately helped with the easy delivery. Just wanted to let you know..Heidi.

 

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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 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 Brian.

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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