The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means “to join” or “to yoke”. Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment. A balanced approach to training, incorporating fitness (SPIN/ GROUP TRAINING) and meditation (YOGA) will lead to improved holistic well being.
My journey into my yoga practice began over six years ago. Having always played a lot of sport, including swimming, tennis and athletics, I fell in love with yoga for both the physical elements and the mental clarity and perspective it brings. After completely my 200hr foundation teacher training at Body Mind Life, I was able to delve deeper into my practice and the way I looked at the world began to profoundly change.
I teach vinyasa flow at Youtopia on a Wednesday and Sunday morning. My aim is to offer creative sequences set to a back drop of inspiring tunes. While there is a focus on the importance of alignment and breath work, I encourage students to move organically in a way that feels right for their bodies. Through asana and pranayama yoga brings about strength and equanimity, both empowering and humbling the student every time they step onto the mat. This is the gift of yoga I hope to share with you in class.