“The true self is an embodied self” – Leslie Kaminoff
I have practised yoga for over ten years, and qualified as a teacher in 2017 at The Elbowroom in Dublin. My classes are inclusive, fun, mindful and an opportunity to take that vital time for yourself. I teach mixed ability students (including beginners) and private yoga sessions in my beautiful home county of Shropshire.
My training is based on Hatha yoga, which is one of the most widely known forms of yoga. In classes we will focus on learning the classic postures, breathing techniques and flowing mindful movements that are so beneficial to body and mind. It is easy to mistake the goal of yoga as flexibility or getting into complicated shapes, but the real aim is to work with our bodies and give ourselves the support we need!
My classes may include a spiritual element now and again but are non-esoteric in nature. I teach yoga as a modern, creative movement practice, and whilst acknowledging the ancient roots of yoga, my focus is on how yoga helps us live better in an ever-changing world.
What is yoga?
The word yoga was widely used in the Sanskrit language, but can simply be interpreted as union. It is based on ancient methods of development for the body, mind, and spirit, but is an evolving field which has continued to change throughout history. Combined with modern anatomical knowledge and adaptations, the practice of yoga can help achieve a sense of peace and well-being, and a feeling of being at one with your body and environment. Think of yoga as being the means and tools to realign and rebalance yourself on a regular basis. Practising yoga regularly may help you work with physical ailments and move the body in ways we often don’t in everyday life. The point of yoga is to move with more ease in everyday life, physically and mentally.