Opportunities to Practice Together
Many people say they’d like to get healthier and happier, but aren’t quite sure about where to start. That’s where I come in. I offer a practice with focus on balance, strength and flexibility and I can give you the positive reinforcement needed, so that you can concentrate on getting closer to your body and amused by the frenzy of your mind.
TYPES OF CLASSES
Learn to Listen to Your Body
Improving wellbeing is so much more than a fitness decision, it’s a lifestyle commitment. My courses and sessions provide an excellent opportunity to exercise your body and mind, but they’re also places to meet and share with other engaged and open-minded individuals, so you get the support you seek for. Check out my offerings of services and programs and join my community today.
A dynamic whole body call to awareness and clarity through a mindful flow that will get deep into the core, hips and legs, peaking in balancing dancers or dancing dogs... We'll wind down and find the ground beneath our feet a tad firmer, maybe our step somewhat brisker, but definitely more determined. Postures are linked together almost like a dance and we graciously and effortlessly move from one to the other using our breath and explore the body and its amazing attributes. We will adapt to our level of fitness, so all levels are welcome.
Unlike Ashtanga or other types of active practice, with the very active vinyasas, postures held for just five breaths, Yin invites you to slow down. Only a handful of postures are covered in a class, and each is held a longer time, which allows you to sit with your mind, breathe through the thoughts, and let go. The mind is attenuated in its outward distractions to rest with breath.
While active pratices build muscular strength and flexibility, Yin works instead on the deeper tissues: connective tissue, the fascia as well as ligaments, enhancing flow of the energy through the meridians of our bodies. These long held stretches will create space in your lower body, ease tension and allow deeper movement, and the benefit to flexibility, with regular practice, is enormous.
This is a progressive practice designed for Western practitioners, based on the most accessible postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga, and conceived to heal, detoxify and align the body and mind. The class always starts with the sun salutations, to warm up the body, building heath from within. Each pose flows into the next, using the breath. Standing postures are focusing on balance and symmetry, while seated postures will mainly be forward folds, working the hamstrings, hips and back, with twists and backbends to detox and tone the body. The finishing postures are restorative, cooling down and integrating the effects of the practice.
We will mobilize the basic principles underlying the asanas: breath, bandhas - the energy locks - and awareness in the movement, and we will bring the body to its peak; you will gain an internal sense of stretching and strengthening, the body will be relaxed and full of energy, while the mind is getting calm and focussed.
This is a strong practice made available to all: it keeps poses accessible to everybody and offers adapted variations to beginners, being at the same time open to well versed practitioners. As your practice evolves, you will become more aware of the prana revitalizing the body, and bringing unity between body, mind and spirit.
YIN YANG FLOW
Yin and Yang are Taoist concepts which describe the two relative qualities present in everything: Yin refers to the feminine, internal, passive, cooling, downward, while Yang is masculine, external, dynamic, warming, upward. When applied to yoga, yang describes the active styles of practice working with the muscles (as Ashtanga or Vinyasa for example) while yin describes pasive long held postures working with the connective tissues and fascia.
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures.
Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a balanced practice and can have a powerful effect on the energy levels. For example if you are low in energy, starting with Yin poses can be a good way to get into your practice. A long-held passive pose practiced while the muscles are not yet warm allows the energy to reach the deeper connective tissues of the joints and the corresponding pathways of the meridian system. Alternatively starting with Yang and finishing with Yin will have greater phychological benefits, making you feel calm and grounded.
YOUR OWN KIND OF YOGA
New to yoga? You'd like to start your practice? Studio schedule not suitable? Too far? Too crowded?
You attended a few group classes and you'd like more individual attention and clarifications on particular postures?
Or maybe you have already an established practice and you would like a sequence created for your own needs, time restrictions, body type, health conditioning?
Contact me so we can explore together your own kind of yoga.
YOGA AT WORK
Corporate Class / Event
You'd like to have a yoga practice but your work schedule is very demanding? Maybe some of your colleagues would love to share the practice as well? Why not yoga at your work place?
Contact me to see if we can set up your class!
You have a great team of coworkers and you'd like to have a fun exercise together and share a good moment? Why not include yoga in your team building event?
We can co-create a special experience or let me lead you through a set of activities I design for you to smooth out your interactions and help you collaborate pleasantly!