Gabrielle Harris

When I was seven my Grandfather read my palm and said that I had the mark of a teacher on it. For over 15 years I  taught non-native English students from all around the world to speak English.  Teaching has always been part of my life in some form. During this time I dabbled in yoga like a tourist. Never finding what suited my personality or a teacher that really grabbed my attention. Ever the teacher, I decided what the world needs now is for me to teach yoga and so I launched myself into a teacher training course without really thinking it through. In the first class I asked a question right in the middle of the class. That was the beginning of my ever enquiring thirst for all things yoga. I think I needed yoga more than it needed me. It felt right on my body to finally connect with a science that encourages gentleness, listening and patience. I became fascinated that there was a whole system that trained the mind and body. Through yoga I learnt not to be so competitive and to enjoy the gift of what I had right here, right now. Yoga made me very present to life. I have become more patient, less judgemental of myself and others and more loving and appreciative of life itself. I have trained with many wonderful teachers both here and overseas but through a consistent home practice I keep coming back to myself as my own best guide and teacher. I am an avid student and teacher of yoga philosophy which is a set of guidelines to help your live and love your life to the fullest. I enjoy all styles of yoga but in particular I love vinyasa flow and yin. My philosophy to teaching is this; yoga is the vehicle to help you learn more about who you are. It helps strengthen and heal your body but more importantly it nudges you to wake up to what is important in your life and to gently let go of some of our repetitive thoughts and behaviour patterns that we no longer need. The practice of yoga is the practice of peeling back the layers of your life to reveal your true self. Follow my writings at:  Website: www.halfmoonyoga.org Facebook: Halfmoon Yoga: Daily Practices for Inspired Living

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