WE DON’T NEED MORE PUSHING AND PUNISHING OF THE BODY, WE NEED TO EMBRACE A MORE NOURISHING AND GENTLE WAY OF LIVING AND BEING. THIS IS WHY I TEACH THE WAY THAT I DO.
my teaching style
Based in Hatha, and combined with a little vinyasa, tai chi, qi gong, martial arts, mindfulness, functional movement and the breath - I call it Yoga for Wellbeing.
My intention is to;
invite softness and ease to the breath and body
enhance - not deplete - energy (chi)
bring harmony to the mind and body
support the body – physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically
Classes are a gentle ‘work in’ for the body, not a ‘work out’.
This is yoga for the mind, body and soul - on and off the mat.
how I got here
My teaching (and personal) style is based in Hatha yoga, over the years it has evolved to include other gentle forms of feel-good (and functional) movement that I was including in my own personal practice.
As a yoga teacher and holistic lifestyle coach with a background in various athletic pursuits ranging from equestrian to athletics and triathlon, and more recently cross-fit, I’ve learnt and gathered many tools and techniques over the years. I incorporate the ones I know to be simple, gentle and beneficial in terms of ways of moving (and breathing) that enhance energy, mobility and wellbeing into my classes.
Coming from an active background and being a busy mum, I’ve found that having an overly strong yoga practice (of too much movement or stretching) is taxing for the body and doesn’t allow for proper rest or recovery. I naturally started to slow the movements and integrate other forms of gentle and functional movements.
I take a gentle and nourishing approach to my teaching because I love this way of moving and being and it’s SO VERY NEEDED. We live in busy times where so many people seem to be overburdened and overwhelmed with to-do lists and responsibilities – some even glorify being busy. I don’t want to play a part in adding to this busy-ness, I want to rock the ‘normal’ or ‘regular’ yoga boat. I want people to slow down. I want people to say yes to nourishing themselves. I want people to say yes – I need rest and I know where I can go (and not have to worry about wearing the latest workout wear).
Supporting others to nourish, heal and support their body (and mind) is something that feels good for my soul. It’s my hope you will resonate with that and begin to say yes to being more kind and gentle to yourself, especially when you’re at your limit – physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.
who is it for?
Yoga for Wellbeing is for everybody. Particularly (but not exclusively) busy, stressed, anxious or highly active people who would like to integrate a sense of flow and calm into their lives. Because it is low impact and mindfully created, it is very safe and highly beneficial for everyone.
If you're looking to;
release stress and tension from the body and mind,
enhance your energy (chi), mood and wellbeing
bring more calm, clarity and connection to your life
find stillness in amongst the busy-ness
then a Yoga for Wellbeing class may just be what your body and mind are seeking.