One of my yoga teachers said this in a class once and I have never forgotten it. I recall it often, not just in my daily yoga practice, but in life too. In all the rushing around and getting things done, what did I actually know about myself and why did I even need to know anything about myself?
Yoga is about so much more than flexibility and strength, it’s about more than breathing and relaxation too but they are a good place to start.
When I first started attending yoga classes about 14 years ago, I couldn’t arch my back to roll along my spine let alone do a shoulderstand. A long term condition was starting to limit my range of motion and affect my strength. Slowly, slowly, over many years, I started to see the importance of standing still and I watched my body respond, felt it opening up and learning to relax.
Inspired by how quietly yoga had become important in my life I went to India to further my practise and knew I wanted to share it with others.
I practice and teach hatha yoga (with a little flow) as well as Sivananda yoga. All my classes have a focus on breathing, relaxing into and holding each posture. For me, it is in finding this stillness and calm that the magic happens.
Yoga is a journey, into something different for each of us. I cannot know your body and I cannot know your life, but I would love to share a little part of that experience with you.
My classes are open to all – the fit and flexible, the senior and stiff, the young and agile, the grey-haired and glamorous, and to all who want to learn to relax and take an hour and a half each week to focus on themselves, their own body and their own life.
I look forward to meeting you.