Do you find your regular yoga practice a bit repetitive? A bit same old, same old?
Have you ever quietly wished your teacher was a bit more involved with you? Wished you had a bit more one-to-one attention to help you understand your poses better? Does your teacher help you engage with your own body so you can understand and embody it?
And most importantly, have you ever wished shavasana was longer so you could really relax at the end of practice?
I know I did. And it was not that I had bad teachers- I didn’t. I’ve been blessed, they were all great, just a bit formulaic, never going off book, never taking the time to work with my own practice as I progressed to develop my flexibility and strength further. And short shavasana practice. Ugh! That was until I met a teacher who did give me that attention and whoa! I was so impressed with the deepening of my journey that I took myself off to India and did 500 hrs of training in Hatha yoga, specialising in alignment, meditation and the synergy of yoga on the mind/body/spirit complex.
What I learnt on this amazing journey is that no two people are the same and each body is unique in terms of its structure, its stresses and its tensions. So by extension, no two yoga practices are the same. Our skeletal systems vary, soft tissue systems (muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments) vary, as do individual traumas, physical, mental and emotional. Our fitness varies, our flexibility and our strength varies. So why is there the belief that in a yoga class - one size fits all? It doesn’t. We need to know our limits, our traumas, our strengths, our flexibility, our weaknesses and how we are feeling in the moment, each time we are on our mats, then learn to adjust our practice accordingly.
I live by the mantra - it’s not my yoga, it is your yoga.
It's Your Yoga
I tailor classes and sessions to suit you and your groups needs; such as fitness; rehabilitation from injury; for mindfulness; pregnancy; and wellbeing and of course to bring JOY!