Following the family’s move to Ocean Grove in November last year, Sheridan Reaper and daughter Grace recently launched Movement on Madeley, a gorgeous new studio for yoga, pilates, qi gong, and personal training.
“When we stumbled on a cute little shop in Madeley Street,” Sheridan says, “everything seemed to be telling us that this was the time to dive in and open our own studio. So far, we are loving every bit of it.”
The duo, who describe themselves as best friends, have created a space for “their incredible coastal community” to feel welcome, experience the calm, and reap all the benefits of the practices they teach.
Sheridan says that as fitness professionals they know the positive impacts the practices – and exercise in general – can have on the body, mind and spirit.
“We’ve both come to learn that by committing to regular practices, incredible changes come to one’s life,” she says. “We love sharing this knowledge with anyone who’s willing to take part, and we can only hope that our teachings may make their day a little happier or help them walk a little lighter.”
About Sheridan and Grace
In the fitness industry for the past 29 years, Sheridan has worked in women’s and mixed gyms, and yoga and pilates studios, as well as running her own business for 13 years.
“I fell in love with yoga in my first class, going on to complete studies – including teaching – in yin yoga,” Sheridan says.
“And I finished study in modern qi gong with Nicole Lee in Melbourne and will be forever grateful to have this amazing knowledge to enable me to share the calming and powerful practice.”
Grace, who’s recently completed her yoga teaching training, was introduced to and fell in love with yoga as a teen.
“I’ve absolutely loved learning more about the practice and myself,” says Grace.
“I believe yoga is such a powerful tool for your mind and body and I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned with all the beautiful people who step on the mat with me.”
• Yoga – vinyassa, flow, and yin-style
• Pilates – mat, and reformers coming soon
• Qi gong – co-ordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation
• Personal training from Sheridan
Look out for workshops at the studio this month, while summer classes will also be conducted at Wynndean Caravan Park on The Esplanade.
Movement on Madeley, 67A Madeley Street, Ocean Grove. Opens various times Monday-Sunday. Inquiries: 0436 388 783 or www.movementonmadeley.com