“Relax the body.
Slow down the breath.
Calm the mind.
I practiced yoga intermittently for many years and always sought after the relaxation I experienced during and after my practice. My favourite practice was yin yoga, not only for how good my body would feel afterward or how it complemented my exercise regime, but for how it enabled me to ‘switch off’ mentally. Albeit, challenging me to do so.
After a very stressful time in my life, I ventured to India to experience life in an ashram, a mental sabbatical if you will. It was there that I learnt the traditional teachings and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga. My initial intent was not to become a yoga teacher, but rather enjoy this month to myself. It was because of the in-depth knowledge I gained and the reignited passion I found for yoga that I decided I would utilise my new skillset to help people.
The further I studied Health Science and the nervous system, the more I understood the significance of stress and its role in disease pathogenesis.
It is through the teaching of yoga that I am able to provide people with the tools and techniques they need to encourage relaxation, develop mindfulness and manage stress and anxiety.
The beauty of yoga is that anyone can practice it, at their own pace, in their own time and with their own style. Through the practice of yoga, we can achieve great things on a mental and physical level!”