Today we are taking 5 with Sam Seghers from Redcliffe Yoga & Massage. Sam has been teaching adults for over 20 years now and recently added Reiki and Japanese cooking classes to her repertoire.
Redcliffe born or Redcliffe-lured?
Lured – It’s so wonderful to be close to the water, away from the craziness of town and having that small town friendliness that seems to come naturally to everyone up here.
What does your business/job involve?
We provide encourage people to listen to their bodies and work at the best level for themselves, to help them get more mobile and relaxed. Our services include yoga, meditation, pre-beginner Pilates, massage, Reiki, Japanese cooking classes, workshops and mindful retreats to Japan.
Suburb you live in and why you love it?
I live in Redcliffe. We love that it’s only 10 minutes’ walk to the beach, the markets aren’t too far on a Sunday and that it’s easy to get everywhere on the peninsula. Love the arch of trees along Prince Edward Parade near the Police station, and all the great places to eat along the front.
How do you unwind?
Walking by the water, sitting by the water, yoga by the water, reading a book.
Best watering hole in town?
It’s impossible to choose one… Flock, Diversity, Preece’s, also Soul Harvest and Brad’s!
Yoga & meditation
Japanese cooking classes
Mindfulness Tours in Japan
I aim to keep you safe in each class, and encourage you to take the time you need, just for you.
I love that yoga is an individual practice, so poses can be modified to meet the needs of every body, regardless of build. I am not naturally flexible. I provide small classes that are more accessible to the those of you who think ‘I’m not flexible enough to do yoga’ with options for each person to find the best way for you to do your yoga.
I love sharing the best way to do each pose for each particular body and how to modify it each day as we change. I can help you find the best way to meet your own needs on any particular day. To help you listen to your body and keep yourself comfortable and find the stillness you need.
I believe we all need that time out for ourselves. Working through years of anxiety and more recent depression, I found restorative yoga a lifeline to relaxation, finding my old energy and rediscovering my self-worth. A pause button on the static that filled my chest, ears and mind.
Nothing here like boot camp, or being yelled at in class. We need less, less strain… less pressure… less busyness… less doing…
And more, more self-awareness… more stillness… more safety… more just simply being…
Teaching adults for over 20 years now, starting from English, moving to yoga then recently adding Reiki and Japanese cooking classes, I love sharing health and self-care with others.
- B. App Sci – Exercise Management (UQ)
- 350-hr Veda Yoga Teacher Training
- 50-hr Joe Barnett Yin Yoga Training
- 30-hr Restorative Training
- 50-hr Baby Bliss pre- & post-natal Training
Remedial Massage Therapist
Having worked in the disability (Japan and Australia), Youth Work (UK) and Mental Health (Australia) fields and helping those who are in need, I decided to widen my target group to include everyone who needs help, so I became a massage therapist.
I use a mixture of firm and soft techniques in my massage: firm pressure during deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy or acupressure, gentler techniques are used for Swedish ‘relaxation’ massage, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage. Previously I worked at a natural health clinic, focusing on women’s health giving me extensive experience in pregnancy massage. I can also include reflexology in most massage routines.
After seeing many clients with similar issues, I decided to study Pilates in order to help more people reduce the frequency and length of any injuries. I am now a qualified Pilates instructor (with extra training for pregnancy Pilates).
I am more than willing to give advice on how to strengthen core muscles, advice on glute activation and shoulder stability and well as providing some tips on how to stretch tight muscles correctly.
I can see how the techniques from both massage and Pilates can work well in the body with a regular yoga practice to help balance out any imbalances we tend to bring into our lives through extended periods of sitting, hard physical work and the sports we do.
- Diploma in Remedial Massage (2013)
- Certificate VI in Massage Therapy (2013)
- Member of MMA (since 2013) (Massage & Myotherapy Australia)
Providing yoga, pilates, meditation, massage and reiki services for the Redcliffe Peninsula through Redcliffe, Scarborough, Margate, Clontarf, Newport, Rothwell, and Deception Bay.
Phone / text
Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Japanese cooking classes : Sam 0412 515 961
Massage & Pilates: Ryo 0431 742 912