The translation of yoga is ‘to yoke’; to merge two things together into unison. The irony is that yoga has in and of itself two meanings. Yoga can refer to the practices of yoga such as mindful movement (asana) and breath control and release (pranayama), and the state of yoga, which is the state of wholeness, when we miss nothing. For me this translates on a practical level to exploring relationship and becoming aware of the dynamic between ourselves and others, and between the body and mind, until all otherness dissolves. In other words, yoga is the state of seeings ourselves in all beings.
The yogic practices recondition, restructure and rebalance the body and mind. In the asana practice, we use the physical body as an entry point to what lies underneath in the more subtle layers of ‘self’. The process involves fostering acceptance, which can lead to more confidence and ease in our physical, mental and emotional being.
I have been teaching yoga for over a decade, and am an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher. I believe that changing our frame adds dimension and depth, and in my exploration I have found wonderful teachers from many other methods of yoga. My teaching is particularly influenced by other Jivamukti and Iyengar teachers, however, I believe there is a yogic framework for everyone who is interested in the journey.
My yoga classes are dynamic and focused on breath awareness designed to slow down and regulate life force (prana). I am also fascinated by body alignment and exploring the connection between the body and mind. My aim is to wake students up to the awareness of their whole potential and I pay special attention to assisting students into a deeper state of physical and emotional awareness.
It is my joy and priviledge to teach. Meet you there.