Welcoming yoga classes and workshops focusing on various aspects of yoga.
Think you're not flexible enough? The only thing you need to be flexible is your mind, the body we can work on.
The real power of yoga is not the development of strength and flexibility of the body, but of becoming a witness to the fluctuations of the mind so that you are in control of the mind, rather than your mind controlling you.
If we can control the body, we can gain control of the breath, by controlling the breath, we can control the mind.
Often referred to as the yoga of transformation and awareness, this is a powerful practice which is accessible to all - if you can breathe and move you will benefit. It works quickly in transforming stuck energy and shifting old patterns. It is traditional to do a practice, whether that be a kryia or meditation, for 40 days, if you miss a day, you start again at day 1 - it certainly focusses the mind however it is not essential to do a daily practice as you will benefit from each session. If you attend the workshops, I can provide the practices for anyone who wishes to do a 40 day practice by e-mail afterwards together with the playlist. In Kundalini Yoga, music plays a large part as it can keep us going through any challenging moments.
I have been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2000 and Kundalini Yoga since 2010. I strongly believe the true power of yoga is not in performing asana, but in being present in the body and in observing the fluctuations of the mind and how yoga affects your mental state and energy levels.
I was first introduced to yoga as a child when I would join my mother in her bedroom to practice with the aid of Richard Hittleman's book (Yoga 28 day exercise plan) Sadly I was often sent away to allow my mother to practice in peace. As I grew older life got in the way but I returned to yoga at the age of 23, after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a condition my mother had also suffered and had successfully used her yoga practice to manage the pain and discomfort.
I am a fully qualified BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) tutor and teacher trainer. I also have additional training in Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Yoga for Mental Health. I draw on my many years of experience and slightly wicked sense of humour to create fun and inclusive classes and workshops.
I first experienced Kundalini Yoga in 2005 during a BWY weekend yoga festival and I was completely blown away by the shift in energy and release after just a few sessions. I completed my level one training in Kundalini Yoga in 2009 and I am currently completing all level 2 modules.
In addition to the BWY training I have trained with Judith Lassiter in Restorative Yoga (Relax and Renew) which brings deep healing with the use of bolsters and props to give the body space to open and release in a physically supported environment.
I am qualified in a number of therapies including shamanic healing (for further information please go to http://shiningmoonhealing.wixsite.com/arts and will always continue to see myself as a lifelong student of yoga.
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Date of policy: 25 May 2018