Yoga is a total science of being. In our modern day, we might recognize yoga to be a series of bodily postures or sitting still in meditation, but these are only two aspects of a deep and timeless wellspring of knowledge and healing.
The word yoga comes from the root word yug which means to yoke; to unite; or to join together. Through the process and practices of yoga, we have the ability to unite the temporary, subjective and individual-centred view of reality, with the eternal and objective source from which all things came. Yoga is the state where duality ceases; where the many become one; liberation from living in illusion; or the direct experience of being absorbed in god.
For those of us who live in the modern world, these definitions of yoga can seem very distant or abstract. When beginning an inquiry into yoga, though it is interesting to know where the practices can take us, it’s perhaps best to begin with the physical and most tangible form of yoga: the asanas (postures). The asanas are the perfect preparation for the other paths of yoga and regular practice makes our bodies supple and strong, and also help to soothe and regulate our nervous systems.
There are so many different styles and practices of yoga asanas, and all of them can bring great benefits. Yoga postures strengthen, stretch, open and energize our physical bodies and can help us to heal injuries as well as release tension or trauma held within the physical body. The three styles of yoga that I practice and teach are: Ashtanga yoga, Yin yoga and Rehabilitative Movement.
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga: Mysore style
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a particular sequence of postures that was originally introduced to the world by the late Sri. K Pattabhi Jois. It is a dynamic sequence that exercises the physical, psychological and spiritual body in an intelligent and systematic way.
We can see each posture as a teacher or like a medicine and the experience is different for every student. For some, the physical poses come very quickly and easily while others will need to spend much more time there. Ashtanga yoga is traditionally practiced in “Mysore style” which means that every student in the room is doing the same sequence but individually, at their own pace. Practicing in this way ensures that students are able to work at their true ability, rather than being pushed beyond their limits or held back.
Currently I am not holding a regular Mysore Ashtanga space, but I am offering private and semi-private Ashtanga yoga sessions (both in person and online) as well as Ashtanga yoga workshops and retreats throughout Europe.
If you are looking for a boost in your practice or personal advice, a private session can bring great benefits.
Yin yoga offers a quiet and restorative system of healing. This practice is very meditative in nature and is taught in a calm and gentle way. Contrary to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga which is active and dynamic, Yin is static, relaxing and practiced closer to the ground. Each posture is held for 3-5 minutes and practitioners are encouraged to be still and go inwards. Many props are used in this particular style which encourages the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
Private and semi-private Yin yoga sessions are available in person and online.
Rehabilitative movement is a private yoga session, where we use the yoga asanas in a therapeutic setting. Many times in a busy yoga class students are not able to receive the individual attention they need to progress in their practice, or to avoid or heal an injury. In these one-on-one settings, we can work together to create a personalized practice that suits your authentic needs: whether rehabilitative, technical, motivational or spiritual.
With a great passion for anatomy and understanding how the body works, I hope to bring clients increased mobility, strength and body awareness so that they can live their lives with a little bit more ease.
Sessions are one hour in length and are booked by appointment.
|Yoga / Rehabilitative session||Price|
|5 individual sessions||€250|
|Individual session online (via Zoom)||€40|
|5 individual sessions online (via Zoom)||€150|
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