In my practice I meet many people whom are put off by ideas of ‘over-achieving bendy gymnastics in lycra’, or ‘spiritual mumbo jumbo’.
Yoga means ‘Union of the self’. That does not mean being able to do ‘impressive’ postures. It means the exploration and integration of different parts of ourselves. It might mean simply developing a better relationship with our tight, painful hamstrings. It might mean discovering an entirely new path in life. For most of us, it means something in the middle.
Yoga takes many forms, and continues to be in ever evolving development. I believe that having a non-dogmatic, creative, open approach to what is essentially relationship development work assists in the work itself. Exploring and deepening the relationship with ourselves with an open heart positively influences our wider relationships.
Like mindfulness, these teachings can begin in simple ways, with discovering how the breath meets the body, and how the body meets the earth. I enjoy sharing the life-affirming techniques and teachings that I have found helpful.
I have been taught and teacher-trained primarily by Senior Authorised Ashtanga teacher John Scott, a long term student of Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. I bring to my teaching practice over a decade of mindfulness, bodywork and psychotherapy experience.
There are many different forms of meditation, and historically meditation is found in all spiritual practices and belief systems. In the 21st century one form of meditation has been popularised by a rebranding as ‘mindfulness’. Where previously meditation was seen as the preserve of spiritual types, now it has become accepted into the mainstream, with schools, hospitals, offices and even armies enjoying its benefits.
Meditation can be seen as tool for focus. It can provide a valuable life skill in helping to bring us back from unhelpful or distracting thought patterns to a sense of clarity in the present moment.
For that reason it is hugely popular with all types of people for whom a steadier, calmer, clearer mind might be a benefit.
Read more about mindfulness here.
How often do yoga and meditation sessions take place?
Yoga and meditation sessions are held as per your individual requirements. It is often useful to schedule a number of weekly sessions in order to consolidate learning, and begin to enjoy the benefits that continued practice might bring. I strongly encourage home practice and will work with you to design a manageable, realistic yoga or meditation practice that you can incorporate into your daily life.
This can start with just a few minutes each day.
Where do yoga and meditation sessions take place?
Yoga sessions are held at the Harley Street (London W1) location only.
For Yoga please call 0333 358 8888.
Get in touch!
If you’d like to find out more, please privately message me here, leaving your telephone number, and a good time to call you for a free, and confidential preliminary chat.