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malika warda

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Founder of cntre space.

About

I was led into a life of meditation and yoga because of some health issues I was dealing with when I was 20. I sought out alternative healing therapies because conventional medicine didn’t help, so I went and saw a naturopath which then caused me to alter my relationship to my body and in particular my mind – turning to positive affirmation, meditation, prayer - they worked but more importantly provided me with a foundation to explore things further. This all then pushed me to learn about all the many layers of my Self, reading and listening to the works of Tolle, Louise Hays, Osho, Ram Dass, Shunyamurti and the list goes on. I changed many aspects of my life, even leaving a wonderful relationship in order to honour my Truth, this is where I then discovered yoga!

It was when I was travelling in Japan that I decided to practice yoga as a way to ease some of the heartache I experienced. In that first class I was truly touched by the presence of my yoga teacher, she was a beautiful soul and I left the class knowing that when I got home I would train in yoga and this would be my career. Yoga became so much more than a career, it was and is a way of life.

So that’s kind of where it all began. I’ve since then trained in both yoga and meditation; these were all such transformational experiences. I’ve taught within Australia for 5 years at various studios as well as running my own classes. I’ve been a self-taught meditator for many years, this also sparked a love for writing and creative expression and allowed me to adapt my own understanding in relation to meditation without any preconceived ideas. I wrote 2 books through meditation one which was published by Wipf and Stock publishers in 2018 (cntre space). In 2017 I lived in Bali for some time, truly just living and being in simplicity. Having so much space and time to think and ponder whilst I was living there the idea of cntre space was conceived. Cntre space opened in March 2019 and came to life with Co-Founder Remmy.

What inspires you in life, what are your likes?

So much! Music, nature, laughter, communication, connection, Love, writing, dance, singing, reading, walking, textures, feelings, teaching, meditation, yoga, being alone, being in company, order, chaos, energy, pretty feminine things such as head scarves, flowery dresses, lipstick, ear ornaments, long hair, being bare foot, body oils, face tattoos, my Jeep, coffee, driving, dirt, sand, flowers, air, incense, resin, smoke, fire, smells, and lots, lots, lots more.

Why did you want to open cntre space?

Well we don’t all learn and understand in the same way, there’s not one method that fits everyone, and so we wanted to create a space that incorporated various methods and techniques to help inspire different and new ways of relating to ourselves and each other - whether that’s through the community aspect or through the alternative practices we offer. It’s a super creative space and 100% authentic to Remmy and myself, every moment and choice was and is felt and made from our heart, it’s no bullshit, we are who we are and we just want to share what we love, we’re definitely not trying to force any ideas or beliefs or ways of thinking, there’s no right or wrong -everything evolves and adapts - cntre space will continue to evolve and adapt :)

What’s your favourite thing about cntre space?

Remmy, the vibes, the insanity, the community.

Learning / Education

Yoga & Meditation Teacher

- 200hrs Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Frog Lotus Yoga)

- 70hrs Advanced Teacher Training (Power Living Australia)

- 30hrs Advanced Assisting Program (Power Living Australia)

- 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training (Meghan Currie)

- 30hrs Mindfulness Teacher Training (Perth Meditation Centre)

Author

Cert III micro business operations

In her own words Malika is: a creative, curious and an extremely funny person, she can also be quite moody and rebellious, she’s deep and passionate but also very very gentle.

remmy wood

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Founder of cntre space.

About

I have been invested in health for many years, starting my career in fitness, which led me nutrition and herbalism. Through the movement of my body, eating nutritious foods and being conscious of my decisions I found balance in my life. I fell in love with natural medicine, in particular herbal medicine and aromatherapy. These gentle medicines have taught me so much about earth, about myself. Through these modalities, I started making my own products and through this New Moon Co. was born. I also have a background in marketing, or I would call it branding. I love being able to help others bring to life their passions, their gifts and show people that we all have something to offer the world. I worked in a creative agency for some time, this is where I learnt the art of social media, branding and website design.

I had dabbled in yoga previously, however it was not until I met Malika that I truly fell in love (with both :P). I used to attend Malika's classes in a small room at her house with 5 other people once per week. I remember being so excited each week, I noticed the little things about Malika's classes. The warmth, the tea, the smells and the curated playlist that flowed me through her classes. If it was not for Malika, I believe I would not have fallen in love with yoga like I have. I started attending more and more classes and from there, I knew I had found something that would change my life.

Naturally meditation came into my life through yoga and of course has deepened through the opening of cntre space. Yoga, meditation, oils and herbs complement each other. They hold a huge place in my life and in my heart.

 What inspires you in life?

Many people inspire me in my life, I love to be surrounded with people who truly live their own life, their purpose. I am inspired by those who push the boundaries and go after their dreams, this in turn inspires me to do the same. I love to learn about, read about, and be invested in natural medicine; oils, herbs, flowers, plants, drawings, resins, incense, flower essences, art, tea and anything involving our earth.

Other things I love: laughter, creativity, fun, smiles, colours, tights, crop tops, head scarfs, scrunchies, meditation/yoga, movement training, the gym, beach, sun, coffee, juice, avocado, friends, family, husband, warmth, animals, dirt tracks/bush, road trips, bali, books and natural skincare products.

Why did you want to open cntre space?

We wanted to open a place where people could come and enjoy the things we love. When we were planning for cntre space, we literally made each decision based on what we believed was right and what we enjoyed about a place. Like Malika has said, we understand meditation is unique to the individual, all we are doing for people is providing them a safe and welcoming space to explore themselves. Cntre space to me, was built on the foundation of self exploration. We wanted people to leave cntre space, having had an incredible experience that helps them to connect more truly to themselves.

What’s your favourite thing about cntre space?

Malika, the community, the laughter, the aesthetic...it's home.

Learning / qualifications

Herbalist *current
Bachelor degree in Health Science - Nutritionist
Qualified Fitness Professional
Flower Essences

In her own words Remmy is passionate, funny, playful, overprotective, caring, weird, intuitive and rebellious when accompanied by Malika...