I teach and practice different styles of yoga. I did my training in Hatha/Vinyasa flow and subsequently studied Yoga Alignment more in depth. My personal practice is Ashtanga Mysore and I’ve been studying with KPJYI Authorised teachers for the past two years. To balance the intensity of this style, I incorporated Yin Yoga to my practice and saw great benefits. My classes, therefore, are a mix of these styles, always adapted to the level, abilities and requirements of the group or individuals I am teaching.
The most important aspect for me is the connection between breath and movement (essentially one of the translations of the Sanskrit word “Vinyasa”) and the awareness of the effects of the practice in the body, mind and emotions. This is taught from the beginning, as the benefits of the Yoga practice will come fully by the integration of movement (Asana), breath (Pranayama) and concentration/mindfulness (Pratyahara/Dhyana).
Yoga is in essence a very inclusive practice and is for everyone, regardless of gender, weight, age or background. My approach is that it is a practice to be enjoyed, understood and approached with commitment yet lightheartedness. It is a beacon of light to help us navigate our daily challenges towards a healthier, more balanced life, physically, mentally and emotionally. Each person will take what they need from the practice. In my classes, nothing is imposed as absolute truth. Instead, each individual is encouraged to reflect and see for themselves how the teachings will impact (or not) in their own truth and take what they need.
Here you can have a more detailed explanation about the Yoga styles I teach to find out which one(s) suit you best. I offer group and private classes, workshops, retreats and 200 hours teacher trainings.
Breath and movement, two essential aspects of any yoga practice, are combined with smooth transitions from one asana to another to create a flow,
Yin Yoga is a more meditative practice, where poses are held for longer periods of time
The word “alignment” in yoga may sound intimidating to some and boring to others. It doesn’t have to be either.
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted and made popular in the world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.