Yoga & Pilates

"The pathway to a quiet mind is through non-judgement."

- Thomas Sterner -

Yoga affects the deep integrity of your body like no other form of movement.

 

YOGA & MEDITATION

Finding a yoga style that suits you is the first step.  More often it’s a combination of the teacher and the style that inspires.  People try yoga for many reasons, from the desire to be more flexible, better breathing, managing stress or to delve into the spiritual aspects.  Whatever your motivation, the fact that you even want to try yoga is wonderful.

I teach Hatha, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation

Hatha Yoga

Hatha traditionally means the physical side of yoga but in the West, it is translated into a slow, quiet practice with a deep focus on mindfulness, alignment and breath work.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a strong dynamic practice.  The sequence doesn’t change so you always know what’s coming next. The postures are directly linked to your breath so eventually, it becomes a moving meditation.

Vinyasa Yoga

Has its roots in Ashtanga Yoga but the sequences change. It can be quite gentle or dynamic so check the level.

Yoga is a complete system. It incorporates physical, philosophical and spiritual practices. Here are a couple of philosophical practices that I regularly cover in my class.

Meditation & Mindfulness.

Learning to be at one with yourself, to be the observer of your thoughts and emotions.; to explore your deeper being is a gift worth bestowing upon yourself.

Regular meditation has proven scientifically that it increases the ability to process information and reduces stress and anxiety.

Yoga Nidra.

Is a beautiful guided meditation for ultimate relaxation and transformation.

Ahimsa

Do no harm, and this begins with taking responsibility for your self and your actions both on and off the mat.

Satya

Truth. We see the world through our education, family values, and social conditioning. When we learn to look past these things we learn to see the world as it is and not how we believe it to be.

Jnana

The intellectual. Be conscious of your thoughts and actions because the ripples we make are powerful. Yoga isn’t a tool to help you check out, it’s the opposite it will help you to connect.

Aparigraha

The practice of non-attachment. This doesn’t mean that you can’t own or love anything but what it can translate into is that there is no value in allowing actions, possessions or emotions trap us.

Practice Daily These Four Things.

Friendliness: maitre

Compassion: Karina

Delight: mudita

Indifference: upeksha