- Bhagavad Gita -
Kiyomi Wellness was established in 2023.
Inspired to share our wisdom and love for yoga. We aim to connect our community through the practice of Yoga and mindfulness. Our team are experienced and qualified Yoga Teachers with Blue Cards, First Aid and Insurances, they are available for private & group classes.
Our Vision is to bring wellness to the wider community.
We offer yoga for all levels, from Kids programs, Sporting Teams, Workplace Wellness programs to Disability focused Yoga and Private Teachings.
We Focus on Wellness.
Yoga is often referenced by the poses, the 'asanas' but our focus is to create calmness within.
Our classes are run mindfully with the intention to provide you, your teams, your children, your employees, with the tools necessary to create your own inner peace.
Namaste friends, my name is Gemma Kerr. It's been an absolute honour to be in this space and become a yoga teacher, to learn, to teach and to shine my light, empowering others to shine. I continue to learn on this journey. I am grateful for where I am and strive to be better each day.
I started my yoga journey when I turned 28.
I had practiced yoga on and off for many years but at 28 I set my intention to heal, to love myself. With loving myself came yoga. My journey to become mentally healthier started with daily meditation, routine, exercise, sobriety and celibacy, a vegan diet and daily learning - from science to spirituality my mind was open and my heart was listening.
I truly started to notice the benefits of meditation within myself.
I became calm, gentle, loving, present; each interaction I started to feel myself in the now. I would try to share this mindfulness and help others slow down. The smallest things like at the checkout asking 'how are you?' in a calm, sincere nature - it's a recognition of "I SEE YOU" and seeing them look up and know that someone genuinely cares how they are. Acknowledging people is one of the most simple things we can do and yet we often walk around with voices in our heads too loud to notice others, let alone how others may be feeling.
Meditation made me more mindful of how I treat others.
From ignorance to awareness. Acknowledging that my words and actions impact others, I chose compassion as my new superpower. I knew what it was like to suffer and I knew I didn't want to cause suffering.
Yoga became part of my routine.
I had a busy lifestyle, from 4am to 8pm daily - meditate, exercise, work, study, volunteer.
Strictly, yoga was incorporated into every Sunday morning, my favourite day. I loved how it made me feel, floating off my mat in such a relaxed state, to take that with me for the rest of day. Yoga taught me self-love, Sunday was Gemma day, the day that I didn't push myself to do, the one day I honoured myself, relaxed, embraced calm.
I knew how yoga made me feel and I loved it.
One Sunday something shifted and I noticed the benefits it brought to others.
Before the class people were chatty, stressed and (without judgement) unaware of how they may be making others feel. After class they were clam, they floated - like me, and I envisioned each of them enjoying the rest of their day with this calmness, the calmness was then passed on with each interaction, "A DOMINO OF CALMNESS" I thought to myself as my soul awakened.
Emotional, I became so passionate - I want to be a part of this, I want to help people become calm. I want to teach yoga.
My passion was strong but the inner voice was loud.
I doubted myself, I didn't feel worthy of being in this space.
I knew how much I admired yoga teachers, I could never be a teacher I told myself.
I can't balance and talk, my voice is awful, I don't know how to pronounce those words (Sanskrit) - ignoring all the negative self talk, I searched for a teacher. I asked for help from my friends that were teachers, I researched and I finally took the steps to become a yoga teacher.
My yoga teacher training was the best thing I had ever done for myself.
The teacher training was one of the greatest challenges of my life but one in which I felt the most supported. During my training I learnt more about life than I had in my entire lifetime.
Teacher training was the journey of acceptance, compassion, trust and letting go and damn it felt good.
What is yoga to you?
I was asked at the end of the course "YOGA IS LIFE" - for me it's unexplainable; it's healing, it's love, it's kindness, it's stillness, it's being here now.
Once my training had finished I was honoured with the opportunity to teach a weekly Sunday morning class, my first class was the day of my 30th birthday.
What will be, will be and this was meant to be.
I am grateful for the suffering that lead me to this journey.
The empowerment driven by passion that continues, wanting to reach more people. I will honour my intention to help create calmness.
As a yoga teacher, I will never stop learning.
I learn from my teachers, I learn from my students, I learn from my partner, my family, friends and strangers.
I am a certified Yoga practitioner, I have completed training in many aspects of Yoga including; Meditation, Breathwork, Trauma Senstive Yoga, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Corporate and Kids Yoga.
Kiyomi Wellness acknowledges the traditional custodians of our land who have been learning and educating on Country for over a thousand generations.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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