Guy Friswell

Guy Friswell is a local instructor and graduate of the IAYT 500-hour teacher therapist training program, currently working to complete the full 800-hour yoga therapist designation. He has practised yoga regularly since 2003 and has been teaching since 2009, including active weekly classes at several popular Victoria studios. Guy views his yoga teaching as a joyful extension and expression of his personal yoga practice. He is passionate about all things yoga, and always eager to share this passion, both one-on-one and in the classroom.

View Guy’s workshops for the 2018 Victoria Yoga Conference

For me the Victoria Yoga Conference is – and has always been – a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with our diverse and deeply talented local yoga community. It’s great to find out what everyone has been up to, see the subtle shifts in focus and maturation of approaches, and be inspired by new and emergent ideas. It really is an awesome weekend – always a highlight of my yoga year!

–  Guy Friswell – 

What or who inspires you? My three children, all in their twenties, bring me great inspiration! The issues that they deal with and the solutions that they find inspire me to continue to grow (and struggle) in the face of whatever life presents. Indeed, sometimes I think that they’re more mature that me!

What is your favourite song to practice yoga to? I’m always fussing over the music that I want to play in class. I find that the very first song on my playlist sets the mood for the whole class. So it’s the most important one for dropping in to your yoga zone. Lately, “Winter Dub” by Emancipator has been a great soothing opener to my slow flow classes. I’ll sometimes go with classical music, starting with something like “Antidotum Tarantulae” played by L’Arpeggiata & Christina Pluhar. Yummy!

How do you recharge your batteries? Get outside and go for a long walk.

What is your guilty pleasure? Langavulin Scotch Whiskey

What advice would you give your younger self? Just get on with it already!