Our goal is your Wellbeing. Our mission is to help you to keep doing the things you love, injury free, pain free and mindfully. To provide you with a space you can retreat to and away from the pressures and stresses of everyday life and responsibilities and reconnect with yourself, your body and your breath. We are passionate about our Yoga community and we welcome you to our Lifeforce Family.
FOUNDER & TEACHER
WELLBEING YOGA/YIN /LSD/CORE/RESTORATIVE/PILATES/MINDFULNESS/MEDITATION Jules Allen has over 16 years experience in the fitness and wellness industry and is a fully qualified Yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, ChiBall instructor, Meditation/Mindfulness coach, personal trainer and facilitator of Local and International Wellbeing Retreats.
Jules has a passion for a holistic and balanced approach to health, fitness and overall wellbeing and believes that in order to achieve contentment and wellbeing we need balance in all aspects of our lives. Whilst moving to become stronger and fitter is important this needs to be balanced with time out to stretch so as to prevent injury and rest, relax and nurture the body, mind and soul through meditation and mindfulness practices.
She believes that what you are hard on wears out ... not just the physical demands we place on our body but add to this the psychological stress we are under as we try to multi-task, remain contactable 24/7 and feel the constant pressure to achieve and be there for everyone ... this results in a physical response that causes the body to release stress hormones.... ultimately leading to DISease in the body and mind.
Exercise and mindfulness programs like Yoga, Pilates, Qi Gong and Meditation are all great tools for unwinding, quietening the mind and releasing tension that help to switch off the stress response enabling us to live a more balanced and healthier life. We must first take care of ourselves so that we are better able to take care of others.
Jules’s Lifeforce Wellbeing Program is all about helping you to find this balance and learn the skills to help navigate your way through life’s challenges so that your life is more fulfilling and enjoyable and you can continue to do the things you love to do, injury free, pain free and as stress free as possible.
POWER YOGA, YIN YOGA AND FULLY QUALIFIED NUTRITIONIST "I discovered yoga at university as a means to increase strength, flexibility and fitness. I didn't think too much about its deeper value, I just loved the way it made me feel! Later, when I was practicing as a Nutritionist, I found the biggest hurdle I faced was overcoming clients' negative mindset and their ongoing self-sabotage. I knew they needed confidence and self-love in order to create lasting change and I knew I wasn't reaching them by prescribing simply what to eat. I learned that no one will treat their body the way I told them if they secretly believed they don't deserve it. For me, yoga teaches the value of our inner wisdom and helps me inspire balance, confidence, self-respect and body-awareness in others. The first change must come from within. Everythin else will follow naturally."
ASHTANGA/YIN/SLOW FLOW YOGA With about twenty years of experience in yoga and meditation, Michelle Freeman specializes in meeting each student exactly where they are. Her classes blend careful attention to detail with the marrying of breath and movement into guided flows that elevate the spirit and condition the body to move in a natural and fluid way. Her classes will challenge your body as they speak to your heart and remind you to slow down, listen and feel.
POWER YOGA/CORE YOGA I discovered my love for yoga accidently when I signed up for gym membership some 15 years ago. From my first yoga class I felt a sense of calm and balance - wholeness. As a teacher I am passionate about breath and mindfully feeling each posture. It is so important to listen to your own body. I like to focus on correct alignment and core control and offer a space to gently release and rejuvenate whilst combining movement and meditation for the body, mind and spirit. I am a Sunny Coast local and share my life with partner Gordon, 8 children and 1 grand daughter and am so excited to be a part of the Lifeforce Wellbeing family.
POWER/VINYASA YOGA " I was born in Switzerland and moved to Europe and Hawaii after I finished school. I was a professional windsurfer living in Maui, Hawaii and as I needed to stay in good form, I started practicing yoga in 1996. I fell in love with it so much and practiced until I was able to pass my knowledge to others through teaching. I taught in Fiji and Hawaii and moved here to the beautiful Sunshine Coast 6 years ago, where I attained my Yoga Licence. Through my yoga journey here on the coast, I have met some great people like Jules and I am very grateful to now be able to teach in her studio."