'If you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way' Vanda Scaravelli
One of Yoga's main aims is to quieten the fluctuations and whirlpools of our minds.
My approach to quietening these 'whirlpools' is through breath awareness and somatic movement.
Yoga regards breath as the bridge between our bodies, minds, emotions and our spirit... which are all intimately linked and influence each other profoundly. When we learn to breathe quietly in all we do in life, a calm starts to ripple through those whirlpools, and the 'noise' in our minds and bodies quieten. I teach slow, quiet subtle breathing as taught in the Yoga Sutras, and also some breathing techniques from the Buyteko Method.
Our bodies are incredible, intricate, complicated and fascinating. We were made to move, in all directions, with minimal muscular effort or tension. However with life's happenings, ageing and lifestyle, we can experience stiffness, pain, and poor posture.
My approach to movement is encouraging and strengthening every day movement - I am a Scaravelli-inspired Yoga teacher, and also teach movements inspired by Feldenkrais and Somatics. I encourage you to apply what you find benefits you from my classes, to your every day life, so that by breathing and moving with more ease, your life improves in surprising ways.
No matter what we do, what age we are, what our lifestyle is, by changing the way we breathe and move, we can start to feel better, not only in our physical body, but also in our minds, emotions and spirit.