Yoga is a timeless science that has evolved over thousands of years. It is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of practical and methodical disciplines, with the goal being to help us as humans realise our deepest potential.
Our potential or our true nature goes far beyond the limits of the human mind and personality. Our human potential is infinite and transcends our individual minds and our sense of self, yet as we identify with our limitations, the limitations of the body, mind and senses, we subject ourselves to feelings of insecurity, fear, sorrow and separation.
Given the increase in pace and conflict present in modern day life with all its resulting stress and the ever striving for what can only ever be temporary gain and happiness, the teachings are today relevant more than ever.
A letting go or a stripping away of the many restraints we put upon ourselves is required in an effort to move back towards a place of peace and harmony; with ourselves, with other human beings, other animal beings, aspects of nature and the earth as a whole.
Throughout the journey of the asana (physical) practise, the breath can be used as a vehicle by which the body and mind can be observed, purified and transcended. Through self-observation a non-judgemental attitude can be developed as we work on moving through each moment as it presents itself without being disturbed or distracted, bringing about a peaceful state of mind.
I teach in-line with the Jivamukti method. A challenging yet stimulating asana practise which is in vinyasa form comprising the integration of breath and movement. This is supported by chanting, ancient philosophical teachings, pranayama (breathing), alignment exploration, hands on assists, meditation and relaxation.
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A little about myself..
My approach to teaching is rooted in the Jivamukti method. My passion for chanting, dedication to the study of philosophical texts, daily self practise of physical asana, pranayama and meditation, naturally infuses into classes.
I first started practising Yoga as a way to alleviate lower back pain. I was introduced to Hot Yoga and was immediately hooked, in 2009 I completed Hot Yoga teacher training. Some time later I came across the Jivamukti method. Inspired by the depth of the teachings, the philosophy, chanting mantra and the methods roots in the practise itself as a spiritual practise, embracing environmentalism and animal activism I undertook the training in 2012.
My interest in the human body as a whole, as an intricate tapestry of emotions and experiences and my understanding of the importance of touch to heal led me to train in Yin Yoga.
My continuous self study has been in India, having spent time with Sarawathi (Ashtanga yoga) , Matthew Sweeney (Yoga Temple) and Vinay Kumar (Prana Vashya Yoga). My studies continue daily at home studying weekly with my philosophy teacher Chitra Ganesh, Prana Kriya Yoga and
practising daily a combination of Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga. This is often combined by other strength and flexibility training.
I enjoy holding retreats throughout the year in India and Italy which enable students to delve deeper into the practises of yoga and when at home I continue to share my love for yoga in weekly classes and regular workshops. I currently teach classes at Sangye yoga and on line.
‘Gratitude to all of my teachers who have guided me along the way, who have challenged me, supported me, educated me, uplifted me, inspired me and to all of you who help me to awaken to my true potential, my true nature.’
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