Meredith Starck took up yoga in her teenage years and has now practiced and taught yoga for over 35 years.
“Yoga has been my gateway to healthy living,” Meredith says. “Bringing yoga practice into your life allows you to explore a broad range of feelings. I can only share from my own experience and I can tell you that waking very early every day to practice and teach in an open space on The Strand headland has been an elixir to wellbeing.”
Pleased to see that yoga is becoming increasingly popular, Meredith says practicing yoga provides so much more than just a flexible body.
“It affords us a rare opportunity to hear our silence, feel our breath, attune our listening, discover our rhythm and appreciate the wholeness of life,” Meredith says. “Many of my core group have been practicing with me for 15 years and I’ve seen remarkable growth in their ability to recover more quickly from injury. Collectively our yoga and mediation practice has also facilitated a broader sharing of our lives. We’ve become a tribe.”
As well as teaching at The Strand, Meredith has a base on Magnetic Island – Belama House. Her house is surrounded by flowering trees with the yoga space opening out to the garden and a tatami floor for added support, allowing more freedom of movement.”
“It’s very serene and a wonderful place to call home. I’m so happy to have been able to work with what I love and am extremely grateful to have found amazing female teachers who never cease to inspire me,” Meredith says. “Yoga has allowed me to discover so much more. You start by listening to your internal self and gradually become more fully conscious.”