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What is Yoga?
YOGA means Union, and the practice of Yoga helps a person to feel whole again. Many people suffer because they feel divided, stressed and scattered. When these states of division go on for too long, illness starts to appear in the body. The Mind is not connected to the Body and the Soul is completely forgotten.
Yoga helps to unite Body, Mind and Spirit so one can go forward in life with trust and ease. All the wisdom you need is in you, you just need to learn how to connect to it!
To attain this, different breathing exercises, postures and meditations are practiced.
What I offer
Classes are adapted to all levels, for groups, individuals, adults or children. I usually mix and match my knowledge depending on class demand.
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga uses a set series of Asanas (postures) that help to purify the body and the energy channels, preparing for concentration and meditation. The practice is dynamic and activates Yang energy.
Vinyasa is the coordination of body movement with the breath. Your breath is very linked to the Mind. Notice how you breathe when stressed or angry! By linking breath and movement, you align Body and Mind to the present moment (rather than thinking one thing and doing another!). This form of yoga trains the student to become independent in the practice. “Mysore style” classes are where each student continues his practice individually with a teacher present for adjustments or questions.
- Yin Yoga activates the Yin energy of the body, bringing the body and mind into stillness, inner observance and deep healing. Postures are held for several minutes, muscles are not used but rather the pull of gravity for deep connective tissue stretching.
- Sound Healing uses sound vibration to heal. Many different instruments can be used. I use 7 Tibetan bowls corresponding to the 7 Chakras. The vibration from the bowls calms the nervous system, readjusts cell activity and deeply relaxes the mind. It enables a person to switch to the Parasympathetic nervous system and heal many layers. During the healing the Chakra’s are activated and balanced.
- Meditation is a practice where one concentrates and observes the Self and the Mind without judgment. There are many different forms of meditation, some are guided by the teacher, using visualization to alter the states of the Mind and work on layers of the Self, or silent meditations with different concentration techniques.
My Yoga Journey
After practicing many forms of Yoga since my early twenties, influenced by my mother who is also a yoga teacher, in 2013 I decided to deepen my practice by doing a teacher training.
I studied in the Abhijna School of Yoga in Kerala, India with my wonderful teachers, Mahesh from India and Eli from Colombia. I studied over a period of two years, and lived on cite during 6 months, working and helping with the school as I continued to practice. I have a qualification of 500 hrs. in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. I also learned how to guide meditation, give sound healings, and teach Yin Yoga. I then continued with shorter trainings in Thailand and Indonesia.
I’ve been teaching since 2013 and love watching the transformative magic of Yoga.
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I would love to hear about your experience with me. 🙂