4 things yoga teach us about self-care.

I discovered yoga almost 11 years ago and at the time I was very stressed with university exams and looking after a toddler. I quickly discovered that exercise and yoga helped me navigate through these times of my life, filled with tantrums and exams. Some of you may also know that I suffer from systemicContinue reading “4 things yoga teach us about self-care.”

METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION

… in chair based yoga I am quite passionate about adaptation in yoga, because adapted yoga has so much potential in offering comfort and peace and be another form of physical therapy. Before adapting poses though, it is important to know who our students are.In chair based yoga students usually come with certain imbalances suchContinue reading “METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION”

6 COMMON IMBALANCES IN CHAIR BASED YOGA

How to target the 6 common imbalances Chair Based Yoga students face. Students that are usually attracted to chair based yoga classes are affected by illness and injury that makes getting to the floor harder. Getting to the floor though is not the only limitation they face. Some of the additional common imbalances are exploredContinue reading “6 COMMON IMBALANCES IN CHAIR BASED YOGA”

The Role of Adaptation in Chair Based yoga

I have been teaching chair yoga for 3 years now and it has been an amazing learning journey. I always thought, because of where I started with my yoga practice, that I would be heading in the vinyasa-ashtanga direction. In complete contrast now, I am making yoga accessible to the elderly and less abled. MyContinue reading “The Role of Adaptation in Chair Based yoga”

6 STANDING, CHAIR BASED YOGA POSE ADAPTATIONS.

When I declare to people that I am a yoga teacher, they often reply “you must be very flexible to do that”. The truth is I am flexible; flexible in the way I think, flexible in the way I approach my life and business, flexible in the way I teach my yoga classes. This initiallyContinue reading “6 STANDING, CHAIR BASED YOGA POSE ADAPTATIONS.”

YOGA FOR BETTER BALANCE

In order to maintain independence and reduce the chances of falling as we age we must remain strong flexible and generally active and maintain good physical balance. The practice of yoga allows for all these to happen. Practising while sitting or standing by a chair is the gateway to yoga for many older adults or those with lower mobility, allowing them to benefit from all that yoga has to offer. In turn they improve their overall health and of course balance… read more

Yoga Therapy- what is it- what to expect

During the last year I have completed over 300h of Yoga Therapy Training. Here is a few things I learned: 1. Therapy training has taught me that yoga can be a powerful tool to reducing our suffering. Simple asana practices can be transformed to advanced practices when the body, breath and mind are fully aligned,Continue reading “Yoga Therapy- what is it- what to expect”