Mind Body Connect: Yoga & Wellness Studio
MindBody Connect is a unique studio most well known for its diverse offerings to mental, spiritual and physical wellness. As the name suggests, the founding belief and ethos of the studio is that if either the mind or the body is challenged, we aren’t able to truly thrive.
Nestled in the heart of Kramerville, MindBody Connect offers something for everyone. With a wide variety of yoga classes as well as HIIT, Barre, Bounce and Mindfit, people are encouraged to explore which modes of movement they prefer.
The philosophy of the studio is about recognising that people are made up of a multitude of qualities; there may be a part of you that is profoundly yogic and another part of you that loves fast-paced cardio workouts, we can aim to embrace all aspects of ourselves - “we are not this or that, we are this and that” says Candice Davies, founder of the MindBody Connect studio.
Members are encouraged to celebrate and embrace their complexities, rather than find just one modality that works for them.
Candice, who is a trained and qualified clinical psychotherapist, says the vision of the studio is to empower its members to put conditions in place that enable them to thrive. After many years of working in the fields of psychology and clinical social work, Candice decided to expand her capacity to facilitate healing, through the power of yoga and other disciplines.
Her passion for yoga is palpable, she explains; “Yoga straddles the worlds of body, mind and soul. It bypasses barriers and assists healing people in a way I have yet to see in other practices.”
Yoga asana allows you to tone and strengthen your body to prepare it for meditation - the stillness that is loved and craved by the mind. In today’s stressful world, many believe that exercise and stillness are both essential to balance and connect the mind and body
One of the beautiful aspects of the studio is its intimate, warm and welcoming nature. A place where beginners to well seasoned yogi’s, are all welcomed with open arms. A place where people from all walks of life come to treat themselves to some much needed self-care. A little haven where you feel encouraged in your wellness journey to build from the ground up.
When you discover something you love, it’s easy to return for more, and that’s just what happens at MindBody Connect. In addition to the regulars who attend numerous classes each week, new members are constantly joining and the ‘family’ is growing.
Despite a busy first year, Candice guarantees that she will maintain her level of involvement, the studio is her baby (in her case, her fourth baby).
As with all practitioners in the wellness field, Candice’s role requires an extensive investment of energy and a lot of giving so it’s lucky that she is such a passionate driving force and takes day to day business worries in her stride.
Candice reminds us that “It’s all about the people, they make it all worth it. When I am feeling drained, I return to dharma (purpose) and it reminds me that I am not just helping the people in my classes, those classes affect husbands, children and all who are touched by the people from our classes - and that is really special.”