Roma Blair

Roma Blair

Roma – Blair – Swami Nirmalananda

At the age of 43 she was honored with becoming Australia’s first female Swami – Swami Nirmalananda.  This is a wonderful Australian story… Roma Blair founded the International Yoga Teachers Association in 1967.  Throughout her career, Roma  has published six books on yoga, made two videos, four records, established a string of yoga clubs, filmed yoga exercise shows for Channel 9, wrote for her local Queensland paper on health  and has featured in magazine lift-outs and newspaper columns for decades.

At 89, Roma continues to practice yoga every day. A girl from a loving family who enjoyed a love of dance, enviable beauty, devastating loss and a rich spiritial journey.  Roma is fondly known as the Mother of Yoga in Australia.

 

 

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Bettina:           Hi listeners and welcome to Yoga Teacher Podcasts. I’m your host Bettina Mitchell, bringing you interviews with the revered yoga  teachers of our time. Get ready to inspire your inner guru.

Well, hello listeners, thank you again for joining us at Yoga Teacher Podcasts. My guest this evening is Roma Blair, the Mother of Yoga in Australia. This is a wonderful Australian story of a girl from a loving family who enjoyed a love of dance, enviable beauty, devastating loss and a rich spirital of journey.

Roma is known as the Mother of Yoga, the first person to have an exercise show on Australian television and at the age of 43 she was honored with becoming Australia’s first female Swami.  Roma Blair founded the International Yoga Teachers Association in 196. Throughout her career Roma has published six books on yoga, made two videos, four records, established yoga clubs, filmed yoga exercise shows for Channel Nine, featured in magazine lift-outs and newspaper columns. Still 89 I hope I have got this right, Roma, Roma continues to practice yoga everyday. Roma Blair, thank you so much and welcome to yoga teacher podcast.

Roma Blair:     I’m happy to be here!

Bettina:           It’s wonderful to have you and I must tell our listeners that at the moment you have a broken leg.

Roma Blair:     Yes,  it’s silly I  really somehow I slipped and I came right down in a very heavy fall. So, I ended up being in the hospital for five weeks.

Bettina:           Oh! Really?

Roma Blair:     And then during that they wanted me to go to rehab and I said, “Well I ain’t go over there until I have a room of my own … So they started to give me things to do; exercises and I could do them all and so when I went over to rehab I only had to stay there one week… being so active … I am not very happy because I can’t get on to the floor to do my yoga exercise on the floor so I am doing everything on the bed,  standing ones I can’t do but  the rest  I do and I do my prayers and meditation morning and night.

Bettina:           That’s amazing. So, are you in a cask or…?

Roma Blair:     No, I have a stick, just a walking stick and no, it’s not that bad and I’ve got a knee – not the plates, something in the leg to put in order to get up….To listen click on the PLAY butter – subscribe in iTunes for the most convenient way to listen to your favourite Yoga Teacher stories.

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