The origins of Hatha Yoga can be traced as far back as the eleventh century. The Sanskrit word 'Ha' means sun and 'Tha' means moon, thus Hatha Yoga strives to find the balance between.
Hatha yoga is all-round practice for all levels and abilities. The practice begins with breath work and grounding before guiding you through a mindful flow of shapes that are both relaxing and challenging. The goal of which is to cultivate a sound, healthy body and mind.
No previous yoga experience is needed to attend a Hatha Yoga practice.
I recieved my 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification from the Heartfulness Institute in Chennai (2018)
Yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga and it targets the deep connective tissues of the body by applying moderate stress to the fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. This allows the body to release tension and calm the nervous system. It is a much slower paced type of yoga and its deeply meditative elements offers more space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body.
Yin Yoga incorporates principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with shapes that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga.
No previous yoga experience is required to attend a yin yoga class.
I studied Yin Yoga teacher with Kitty Maguire Yoga in (2020)
I also recieved my Menstrual Cycle Awareness Training (MSA) with Kitty Maguire (2021)
Yoga for Trauma Recovery
As the practice of healing through yoga becomes increasingly mainstream, it is vital that yoga teachers develop skills in bridging yoga philosophy and trauma theory. The yoga for trauma recovery modality is based on central components of the hatha style of yoga, by emphasizing how breath and bodily movement, can offer tools to self-regulate difficult and triggering emotions.
Unlike many yoga classes, trauma sensitive yoga does not use physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant's physical form. Rather, it presents opportunities for participants to take charge of their own emotional response by focusing on the felt sense of their body to inform choice-making. This allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised because of trauma.
I have received Advanced Trauma Sensitive Yoga training with Ciara Cronin in The Yoga Room. Dublin (2018)
I have also studied the Intensive Yoga for Trauma Recovery with Lisa Danylchuk, founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, CA. (2021)
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is one of the most profound ways to develop this habit of deep, rich rest and inner stillness. It is a complete relaxation of the body, while the mind stays awake and active. Yoga Nidra, if used responsibly can alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety as well as assist recovery from post-traumatic stress disorders. It is among the deepest possible conditions of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
When regularly practiced Yoga Nidra enables you to greet even the most troublesome difficulties of your life with peace and equanimity no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.
It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical ability.
I received my Yoga Nidra training with Ally Boothroyd of Sarovara Yoga in Ontario, Canada (2021)
Individual Yoga for Therapy
Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for several years, private yoga for therapy classes are a great opportunity to dive deeper into your personal yoga and healing journey. These private sessions will offer you individual tools in self-regulation and offer you a portal into more profound healing for your beautiful body. These tailor-made sessions help to remove the stress often felt by being squeezed into an over-packed space with people you may not know. By working with you privately, I aspire to help you develop a fully embodied awareness, and to continue to support and nurture your healing.
Please note: Yoga for Therapy is a complimentary modaility and not designed to replace other very important and necessary therapies and practices.
Yoga classes for kids explores yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness. Children learn techniques to develop both relaxation and self-control. Yoga for children classes teach yoga poses and breath work, using song and story to introduce mindfulness and meditation to children. Fun yoga for children classes includes cooperative yoga games, theme activities, meditation, and storytelling to engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of children. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and healthy bodies.
I received my Certificate for Kids Yoga from Peaceful Babes (2020)