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What’s the weirdest position you’ve ever been in with your partner? Because I’ve been in some weird ones with mine. Ten unanswered phone calls later I was worried. I planned the day, but things weren’t going to plan. We’d sat in the car on the side of the road searching google maps and hoping the […]

What’s the weirdest position you’ve ever been in with your partner? Because I’ve been in some weird ones with mine.

Ten unanswered phone calls later I was worried. I planned the day, but things weren’t going to plan. We’d sat in the car on the side of the road searching google maps and hoping the phone would ring. We were definitely late now.

Defeated we turned the car and headed home but an organic grocery caught our eye. To try and make the trip not a complete waste of time we decided to go in and not long after we did, we got the call we were waiting for.

When we finally arrived Rhys was sceptical, I think he was keen to go to the beach as he thought that would be a better place to relax. Walking into the studio Doreena greeted us with a genuine loving smile ‘hello darlings’. I started to relax, she was just glad we had made it and understanding about why we were late.

The studio was adorable with a calming aura and a beautiful window with a picturesque nature scene made you feel connected to the outside and nature.

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For the next hour Doreena lead us through a private partner yoga class that made us feel closer even though I didn’t think that was possible! We stretched and bend, massaged and curled, looked at each other intimately and had moments where we belly laughed.

Rhys scepticism had faded quickly. Firstly Doreena had told him he had beautiful eyes, secondly his competitive nature was calmed by the fact he could do Yoga better then he knew and thirdly I know he loved the part where I had to massage him.

This class made you realise the importance of being a unique individual but how you can work strongly together. It made you notice the length of a breath and the feel of you partners heart beat. It’s about making connections and creating a beautiful space. Never pushing your partner too far but encouraging them to go further.

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Rhys and I have a beautiful relationship, even we could realise the benefits of spending the last hour together would help us grow even more. We were able to work our way into positions we never knew we could. We were keen to practice what we learnt after leaving. It was more then just ways we could move our bodies, a reminder to creating a loving sanctuary  in our space at home (candles, music, incense etc) when we are together, to appreciate the little things, to make time to sit in silence and to become more aware of our energy and connection.

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By the time we left we felt like Doreena was a long lost friend and if only we had known we could have booked in sooner and book a few more sessions before our holidays were over. We got engaged just a few days after our class so it was a special week (read about it here). You can find Peace Yoga in Burleigh heads, if your near by make sure you find the studio and attend a class, Rhys and I highly recommend it.

That was all Rhys needed, because a month later he came with me for a all day yoga retreat. Even the other morning at six am I woke him up when it was still dark outside while staying in Dubbo and said ‘Let’s go there’s a Yoga class in the park in a half hour’ and he said Yes!

Lastly how cool is partner yoga I love it, especially when I get to be a backpack!

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Have you done partner yoga?! Love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

By:Amanda Jane McKay

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