Connecting Through Yoga
I teach through a trauma sensitive lens. What does this look like in a yoga or pilates class? It means you will be invited to join in any part of the class rather than be directed. While using a student centered, strentgh based approach, I invite you to connect with yourself through your breath, encourage curiosity while practicing kindness towards yourself and honouring your body. During your exploration, you will find peace and magic when connecting to the enery of your heart.
It is with gratitude that I am able to share the Yoga teachings that have been borrowed from India.
I have also been blessed to have great mentors and teachers that have generously shared their knowledge with me.
“Yoga” is the Sanskrit word for “Union”. This ancient practice dates back to pre-vedic Indian traditions, possibly in the Indus valley civilization around 3000 BCE.
Yoga continues to gain popularity because its themes are timeless and accessible to everyone. Although the physical postures are the most practiced limb of yoga in the west, yoga offers so much more. Yoga can provide the tools you need to refine the relationship you have with yourself and how you act in the world.
The Benefits of Yoga
Some of the benefits of practicing yoga can be subtle or undeniable such as:
A feeling of lightness and centeredness
Improved respiration, energy, vitality and ability to manage stress
Feeling grounded and stable
Befriending your body, feeling more comfortable in your body
Increased range of motion
Yogic breath can be used as a resource in self regulation
Assists in improving self esteem
What to expect in my yoga classes:
Everyone is welcome, you don’t need previous yoga experience. Lots of options are given to allow you to choose what works best for your body in that moment. Check my schedule to see where and when you can join me. All you need is a yoga mat and comfortable clothing.