DATE: SATURDAY SEP 30
TIME: 10:00 am > 12:00 pm
Being totally in tune with the body and flowing in a watery fluid manner is a spiritual dance. The yoga of spinal articulation, the Yoga of dance with abandon, the yoga of powerful transitions and arm balances, the yoga of mantras and mudras, the Yoga of saying “fuck it”, that’s my Yoga…it has taken me 10 years of daily practise to find my voice and I call it Freedom Vinyasa Yoga.
Come join me for a powerful Workshop that is all about freedom of movement. We will work hard on a muscular level, we will wake up the core and built that inner fire (Agni), we will move freely and with abandon and go upside down more than once. We will find inner space in fluid movement and articulation of the joints.
We will learn from each other, rub on one another (not in that way you perverts 😉 and walk away lighter and more empowered than ever.
I believe in the path of moderation, “al-wasatiyya”, with a strong focus on living a healthy and authentic life to inch closer to a peaceful way of being.
My workshops have a strong focus on drawing upon personal life experiences, the trials and tribulations of navigating this often complicated world, to help us expand our awareness and become less reactive to the world around us. these workshops empower people to rise above the pattern of negative thinking and take charge of their own happiness and their own lives.
My strong focus on body mechanics and alignment helps people get into poses that get the heart pumping and the exhilarate the senses, creating a fearless feeling of accomplishing anything. The breath and body movements are coupled together to create a sense of a choreographed dance. Expect laughter, moments of meditative silence, nuggets of stories from the Ramanaya, arm balances, inversions, all sprinkled with partner work to help the body get into asanas that would be tricky otherwise.
In 2006, I suffered a debilitating knee and shoulder injury caused by years of ice climbing and mountaineering. After a whole year of physiotherapy culminating in traditional medicine’s advise to operate, I decided to take matters into my own hand and opted to change my life instead of going under the knife.
I started to practise Sivananda yoga a few times a week, and soon after, I fell under its therapeutic spell. I didn’t understand the spiritual side of yoga at the time, but I felt a bizarrely mystic power which drew me to this ancient practise and I gradually immersed myself in its many schools. I practised Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin yoga, Pranayama and meditation.
Eventually, my mat became my haven, my friend, and my safe place away from life’s chaos, not to mention the fact that my body was as good as new and my injuries were completely cured. But it was in this repetitive pattern of stillness and goodness that I started seeing more clearly, I start breathing more freely, and I learned to dedicate time for nurturing myself…This sense of peace and commitment carried through into other parts of my life and saw me through both joyous moments and dark times. Yoga gave me the fortitude and awareness to feel more empowered and less afraid and so in 2011 I decided to start my yoga teacher training journey with a trip to India. I travelled to Bangalore and met incredible yogis, and on my quest to get closer to the source of this intense spiritual practise, I discovered that the source was in fact ME!… I realised that there is no Yoga of the East or of the West, there is only One common experience: “A greater connection with yourself through a constant integration of body and mind”…After many long years of practise, I finally felt Yoga…
So I returned to the UK and embarked on an intensive teacher training program with the British Wheel of Yoga. The BWY is an alignment based school, focused on teaching the tradition’s philosophy with integrity and delving into the practise of Asana from an anatomical view point as well as a focus on alignment.
I will be an everlasting student and will continue to learn about myself and about Yoga every single day.
My wish is to share a mat with as many people as I can because I hope that when we go deep into our physical body and experience what wonders it is capable of, we go deeper into our mind and start seeing wonders in everything around us. We collectively spread the Yoga Love and create a wavelength of peace which will resonate deep within each and every one of us.