'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' of constant mental chatter is through breath and 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 practice and teach breathing from the Buyteko Method and from the slow and subtle breathing in yoga as taught in the Yoga Sutras.
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 practice and teach movements inspired by Feldenkrais and Yoga (especially Scaravelli-inspired Yoga, but I also teach some 'popular' yoga postures and sequences). I also love the workings of the body, so I teach random anatomical information, which helps understand what your body is actually up to.
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.