Sally Riddell

Sally began her yoga journey began at the age of 14 and has been teaching since 2000.

She is a fully qualified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Vedic Chant teacher in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya.

In this tradition yoga is an holistic, practical and experiential practice that respects the needs and abilities of each student. Each student is encouraged on a personal journey towards physical and mental health and spiritual growth. Yoga for all stages of life.

In addition to teaching the familiar yoga practices of asana, pranayama, mudra-s, visualisation, meditation and relaxation, Sally has a particular interest in Vedic Chant.

Her inspirational and inclusive practices stem from the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, following the guidance of her teachers T. K. V. Desikachar, his family and the teachers from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Sally teaches in a manner that includes each person in a way that is appropriate for them using all the "tools" of yoga.

Her personal style of teaching is inspired by the resonance of chant, the wonder of storytelling and the relevance of metaphor.

Sally teaches regular classes for groups or individuals, workshops and hosts retreats both here in Perth and Australia and Internationally.

My Approach

Sally offers classes to groups and individuals, to promote health and well being. Following the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya all the "tools’ of yoga are incorporated.

In this tradition yoga is a completely holistic experience combining body, breath and mind, encouraging a deeper understanding of how and why we feel on a physical and mental level.

Moving dynamically from one posture to the next in combination with the breath builds capacity to eventually come to stillness, physically and mentally, with ease and comfort.

Each student is encouraged on a personal journey towards physical and mental health and spiritual growth.

All the “tools” of yoga are incorporated. These include:

  • asana (body movements)
  • pranayama (breath
  • awareness/exercises)
  • chanting
  • bhavana (visualisation)
  • mudra (gestures),
  • meditation and a combination of these
  • self reflection

These techniques are utilized in a practical and experiential manner.

General class sizes are small (no more than 10 students ) so that the needs of each student can be catered for.