What is Yoga?
Yoga is a system of techniques and guidance for enriched living. Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.
I believe that we can use the tools of Yoga to enhance the quality of life.
I practice and offer a variety from Yin to Yang styles. Yin/Yang is a term from Daoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy, "the way" of life by living in balance. I refer to Yang practices when in active style of Yoga which requires more energy and power through engaging muscles. On the otherYin is more restorative, slow paced and nourishing. Idea of Yin/Yang is that it's all contextual. Therefore we will intend to find a balanced practice in any style of Yoga.
Yin is a slow, simple, and quiet practice with the opportunity to cultivate awareness and mindfulness with a hint of restorative and meditative quality. The practice targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia and ligaments in the body. It also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will hold the poses passively for 2 to 5 minutes to work the fascia (connective tissues) which may have become tight over time.
Pranayama & Breath Work
A simple breath awareness to Breath controls/tools to up regulate or calm your nervous system. Some breathing practices are incorporated in all Yoga styles.
Meditation & Yoga Nidra
Meditation is generally practiced in seat with some focus to start off with, then perhaps explore our wondering minds, and eventually settle into stillness. Let's start with what is appropriate for you with a forgiving attitude. We all struggle to quite our mind.
This is a slower paced practice focused on holding the pose actively with breath awareness.
This flow style Yoga link one posture to another with the breath. It is dynamic and fluid.
Yoga style and a method which progressively been practiced over 9 week turn around. It is based on a deep and sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional hatha yoga and modern vinyasa flow. As we start slow in early weeks, its final progression is a dynamic moving meditation that links postures with breath. Suited for people who work well with consistency and appreciate progressions.