THE SEQUOIA SCHOOL’S MISSION & INSPIRATION
The Sequoia Sempervirens is the California Redwood tree, and this is our model for strength, resilience, stability and incredible community.
Sequoias are the oldest living beings (2500-3500 years!) on our planet and our tallest trees (up to 115.5 metres in height!). These inspiring beings achieve their personal resilience, strength and beauty with roots that only reach 2-3 metres into the earth. Their secret to success is each other; Sequoia roots predominantly grow wide as they wrap around the roots of their neighbours, effectively growing tall and standing strong as individuals based upon the strength of their community and inter-relationships.
Building upon this foundational inspiration, the Sequoia School empowers students, teachers and families to be creative, caring, capable and centred community members through in-school programs and private lessons.
We seek to reinvent yoga as a family and shared activity and our work introduces the simplicity of shared play and practice into the cluttered lives of families, through movement and mindfulness.
MIRIAM FATHALLA – FOUNDER & LEAD TEACHER
I have been leading classes for 3-18 year olds for over 5 years and practicing various forms of meditation, mindfulness and yoga (primarily Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Vinyasa) with adults for over 15 years.
I have completed Mindful School’s Mindfulness Educator Essentials course, the Australian Yoga Academy’s Meditation Teacher Training. I am a certified Rainbow Yoga for Kids and Families teacher and Sun Moon Partner and Community Yoga teacher and I mentor the Rainbow Kids Yoga online teacher training students. As an avid performer and artist, I bring a playful approach to my classes, encouraging communication, curiosity and connection in our shared practice.
Past clients include Herne Hill Primary (Geelong), South Geelong Primary, Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary (Drysdale), Alexander Thomson Kindergarten (Geelong), Rix Street Kindergarten (Geelong) , Melbourne University High School, St. Kevin’s College (Melbourne), Western English Language School (Melbourne).