YOGA loft is more than just a yoga studio with a room!
It’s a community of teachers, assistants and most of all students. The students at YOGA loft bring magic to our space. Included in this magic is vitality, community, love and happiness. This section is a spotlight on the students. Thank you all.
If you would like to share your experience on the spot light page, please email our Reception at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you out our Q&A!
Meet Bel Parkes, our student of the month and Cveta’s high school bestie! Bel has been practicing at the Loft since our first day, we love her commitment to her practice despite the super busy life she lives being a super Mum, Friend, Teacher and more. Bel loves to get her sweat on in our heated classes.
What is your favourite class at YOGA Loft?
75m sweat / hot power yoga
What do you like most about practicing yoga?
The feelings / emotions I experience from the moment I decide to go to yoga, during my practice and when I leave Yoga loft, the whole 2 hours I experience loads from excitement, joy, happiness, stress relief, space to just breath and be, gratitude for being able to be completely in the moment away from my to do list and most of all to reflect on how much I appreciate my life and my loved ones.
When did you first start yoga?
In my late 20s before I fell pregnant with my first child. My husband is a surfer and always did yoga, he bought home a book by B K S Iyengar Light on Yoga so we’d practice at home for years before we began taking Yoga classes instructed by a good friend.
What do you feel is your most valued personal quality?
Hmm that’s tricky I have so many..ha ha. I am honest and persistent. I’m loving, caring and generous, see I have many.
What is your favourite food/drink?
Anything spicy, exotic, Mediterranean or Asian especially if I don’t have to prepare it, make it or shop for it myself…my mum or sisters cooking tick all of these boxes. I love chai tea, soda water and lime and hot water.
What do you do for fun/hobbies?
Yoga, walking, time at the beach, spending time with family and friends, travelling, raising and teaching my girls, cleaning.
What is your most loved part of Newcastle?
Anywhere, I love it all especially if I’m with a girlfriend out walking, at the beach with the kids, at Caves Beach with family, at work or at home with family. There’s something pretty special about Yoga loft though, each time I walk in I am renewed and I have the pleasure of seeing my best friend and her beautiful teachers.