Becc Gray: Yoga & Sound, Hatha

Birthplace? Sydney, Australia

What’s your signature dish?  My grandmothers Egg Lemon Soup, Avgologemo (Greek), it’s a soup to another level, a flavour explosion and full of healthy goodness for the soul

Tea or Coffee? Coffee, Coffee, Coffee …..

Favourite café? Krusty’s Bakery in Narabeen, it’s no nonsense bakery that has been there for over 20 years serving meat pies, vanilla slice and custard tarts circa 1975.  The coffee is delicious and the staff are an absolute treat.  Shout out to Joe?

Cat or Dog? My little Basenji puppo Laulu is my best friend and my heart but she is more like a cat than a dog!

Star Sign? Pisces Sun, Pisces Moon, Aquarius Sun 

What quote do you live by (or favourite inspiration quote?) That is such a hard question as there are so many BUT if I had to pick for today:  “The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand” Rumi   

What Yoga style do you practice? Yoga is a direct translation of my life so, ALL Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative … bring it on.

How did you start yoga? Yoga came to me at a few significant intervals in my life.  The first was when I was 14 at school which awakened the soul seeker in me but the moment it really struck home was in Northern Thailand in 2019 on a journey to heal myself.  I practiced every day for 5 months and my life was transformed forever.

Can you sum up what Yoga gives to you in a few words? Yoga is like coming home to my true self.

When and where did you do your first Teacher Training? At the Yoga Institute under Michael De Manicor in 2020.

Favourite pose? AAHHH, Uttanasana (standing forward fold) stretching out all the leg muscles, giving myself a cuddle and feeling the blood rush to my head!  BUT I am a sucker for a supported supta baddha konasana using blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters, its magic and so much happens both physically and mentally in that pose.

Least favourite pose? This may sound pretentious BUT, I don’t actually have one, there are poses that frustrate me because I struggle to do them but I like the journey of understanding why and training my mind and body to learn, it tells me so much about myself and how I’m travelling in the world.

If you could study with any teacher, who would it be and why?  That’s another hard one BUT I would say tkv desikachar.  He was a man of great wisdom, integrity, knowledge and commitment who had an incredible approach to yoga that honoured and married tradition and modern culture.  To have that balance and hold integrity is powerful.

Best in-class blooper? Every time in trying to balance.

Lululemon or Dharmabums?  Boody 😛

Where would be your ultimate Yoga retreat destination?  In the mountains of Nepal with my Sound Healing teacher and his family

What do you love most about your job? Transformation and seeing others heal through the practice

What have you given up to teach yoga?  I have give up delusion and ignorance (maybe a reliable pay check too)

What have you gained by teaching yoga? So much … being of service to others, offering tools to navigate life and find truth.

If you could talk to your pre-yoga self, what would you tell her?   Everything is going to be okay.

What hobbies/activities do you have outside yoga?
Sound, Sound, Sound Healing, Sound is my one true love and at the centre of everything I do.

I studied music and trained in Sound Healing in Northern Thailand.

How long have you taught at Qi?
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