"Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way."
No matter what style of yoga you choose to practice, you will most likely see improvements in many areas of your health if done consistently. The ultimate goal is to bring peace and freedom to your mind and body.
My classes are a fusion of Hatha , Vinyasa, Iyengar and Scaravelli yoga with a touch of Somatics to help you find natural length, strength, balance and lightness in your practice. Hatha and Iyengar bring precision and alignment. Scaravelli and Somatics help develop a more mindful profound approach to sense and feel the body moving with the breath bringing a sense of lightness.
Classes are created to take you safely through poses, developing body and breath awareness. Each session includes breathwork, a gentle warm up of joints and muscles, strength, balance, flexibility work and relaxation. My aim is to help you ease body and mind.
Each weekly session has a different theme based on yogic principles and body biomechanics. I do a lot of research in preparing my lessons. I like to amalgamate into the class what I have learnt from training, my own yoga practice together with the best tips from physios, osteopaths and personal trainers. It really is a functional yoga approach so you can feel stronger, more balanced and move with more ease and freedom in your daily lives.
MY YOGA ROOTS
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Hatha translates as ha meaning sun and tha meaning moon, with yoga referring to the union of balance between masculine aspects and feminine aspects that are within all of us. This classic yoga consists of asanas (poses), pranayama (breath control) and meditation.
The focus is on the flow of a series of fast-paced postures developing heat, strength and stamina. It is a modern style of yoga, born out of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition.
The focus is on freedom of movement using gravity and breath to release the spine and energise the body. It is about listening to the body, rather than working against it.
Vanda Scaravelli was taught by several yoga teachers like BKS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar and Jiddu Krishnamurti.
The focus is on detail, precision and structural alignment in each pose. It was named and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. This style makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, bolsters etc to assist students in their practice. Poses are usually held longer.