The W’s of Chair Based Yoga

The media these days create an impression that yoga is only for the young and flexible, an image that does not reflect the benefits of yoga, which are for everyone.If you can breath, you can do yoga is one saying and indeed there is a large range of modified practices that are suitable for everyone,Continue reading “The W’s of Chair Based Yoga”

YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

THE DO’S AND DON’TS Life expectancy in the UK is around 79yo for men and 83yo for women. The Uk’s population is aging and by 2050 1 in 4 people in the UK will be over 65yo. People are definitely living longer.We all want to live happy healthy lives, but getting older comes with itsContinue reading “YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS”

4 Principles of Teaching Chair Based Yoga

I have found great pleasure in teaching chair based yoga classes. The participants are often very receptive to the practices and are looking forward coming back to the classes every week. It gives me great satisfaction to watch my students progress with their poses and benefit deeply from the practices on a different level overContinue reading “4 Principles of Teaching 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

The Magic of yoga for MS

The MS Society in Aberdeen introduced Chair Based Yoga to their members over 2 years ago. In these 2 years, many reported improvements in their overall wellbeing through the practice of yoga. The benefits of yoga are experienced and reported instantly and in the long run. We often ponder upon the improvements noticed over time at the end of the class and agree that there is an element of magic in our practice of yoga; an element of unknown that has a positive impact on ourselves or even bigger than ourselves…

5 things I learned working as a kids yoga teacher

In the 3 years as a kids yoga teacher I discovered that
there is something magical about working with little people;
there is something magical about the way they behave or interact with each other and you.
In these last 3 years I learned more from the children than I ever learned from any training course. This served me in my greater purpose and in my relationship with my own child.

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”