Yoga is an age old traditional practice and philosophy undergoing continual transformation and reinvention in the modern day world.
Yoga can be explained in a multitude of ways, from the literal Sanskrit meaning "to yoke" to the collection of asanas that are used as the building blocks to reach enlightenment. It has many teachers, branches and lineages that offer different approaches to suit all bodies and backgrounds.
I see yoga as a pathway to more awareness, acceptance and a deeper experience of "what is". For me, that pathway is continually unfolding, breath by breath, yielding a chance to witness stillness when the mind is calm and offering expansion through conscious body movement. It is essentially tapping into the power of the heart, to reach the energy of creation that connects us all.
I was drawn to yoga to help train my body and improve my strength and flexibility for surfing. What I discovered is that yoga hit a nerve within me, I wanted to learn more so became a student immediately.
Now, I see that I was yearning not only for a physical work out, but a way to deal with my emotions, an understanding of my mind and a spiritual discipline. 10 years of practice and I am still learning about myself through yoga.
I travelled to India to undertake my (200hrs) teacher training in 2010 with Lara Baumman, focussing on Vinyasa Flow and Quantum Yoga - specific sequencing for the Auyervedic doshas. In 2014 I joined the Radiantly Alive studio in Bali for Yin for Vinyasa teachers (100hrs) which was the perfect way to offer a more balance and accessibility to my classes.
In 2015 I trained with SUPFit UK to become a SUP Yoga instructor. Taking my practice outdoors and on the water is a such magical experience and I truly enjoy helping guide others in such a unconventional setting, where you are exposed to nature's beauty.
Yoga is such an individual journey but one we can all celebrate together. If you would like to attend a class with me drop me a line via email or sign up to my weekly Vinyasa class in Newquay.