Originally i qualified in Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in 2014 . Ashtanga Yoga was a true revelation for my body and mind. I had stopped having a menstrual cycle following my first 2 miscarriages and the healing practice of the Primary Series allowed my body to find its natural rhythm after a year.
The Primary Series is referred to as the Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy), and it really is a very therapeutic and healing practice.
However- when i became pregnant with my son, my body and mind needed another form of practice to sit alongside my Ashtanga practice. Emotionally and physically i couldn’t maintain the demands of such a strong practice.
I trained in pregnancy and post natal yoga during my pregnancy and found a new sense of calm and breath space during the 9 months of growing a huge baby! (9lbs7). Pregnancy classes are much more breath based with gentle movements and meditation to help encourage tension release in the body without over stretching.
Post Natal Yoga is all about recovery- healing the body after the journey of pregnancy and birth. Taking that time to learn about the new body gifted to us after birthing a little human and also nourishing the mind of a Mama. Balancing hormones and finding calm in the new beautiful chaos of life which is Motherhood.
After my son was born i trained in Yin Yoga as it fit better with my body, its changes , my mind and my time. Learning to surrender and give in to what needs to be released was a truly eye opening experience.
Initially called “Daoist” Yoga this style of yoga which works deep in the connective tissues of the body and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body.Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor supported by blocks and bolsters. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body as the postures are held between 5 and 20 minutes at a time. The time spent in this postures become a chance to release and accept sensations in the body, it becomes a form of meditation. While in a Yin class you might notice similar postures to a yang class except they all have different names ( usually names exclusively after animals ) and this basic change helps shift the mindset from Yang to Yin, from sun to Moon, from Hot to cool. The perfect counterpart to Yang style Yoga such as Ashtanga.
My teaching style today is all about balance- applying a deep sense of Yin and Yang in everything i teach. With modification and changes for different women at different stages of their lives and menstrual cycles.
The practice such as life is a ongoing lesson on devotion, strength, patience and love. The learning never stops, the changes never cease but with yoga everything remains in balance.
I have a true love & devotion for the practice & love sharing this.