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What is Ashtanga?
Many thousands of people practice Ashtanga Yoga for a whole multitude of reasons. Very often the reason you start Ashtanga isn’t the reason you continue with it.
This was most definitely the case for me!
Whilst Ashtanga yoga is a challenging practice on every level it is suitable for everyone. That said be aware that Ashtanga is not a passive yoga system!
Ashtanga was created for “Grihastha” or “householders” i.e. people who live and work in society, not for monks or hermits who live away from society who are able to sit and meditate for hours each day.
Ashtanga Primary series is Yoga Chikitsa or Yoga therapy.
Ashtanga allows you to manage your own physical and mental health and regular practices gives us strength, endurance and flexibility.
We feel lighter and stronger and our bodies function better.
Our Ashtanga practice becomes a moving meditation allowing us to cultivate a steady and focused mind and the benefits of Ashtanga transcend into your daily lives.
I’m a highly experienced yoga teacher and Thai Yoga Massage therapist.
I enjoy a daily Ashtanga, meditation and pranayama practice which keeps me sane and grounded and it’s my pleasure to share this with others.
My purpose is to teach authentic, dogma free yoga and to practice authentic Thai Yoga massage so that others can experience health in body and mind.
I have a strong understanding and respect for the lineage of yoga and Eastern healings traditions but I also have one foot in the western world with my extensive and ongoing training in anatomy and physiology (ITEC and Thomas Myers). My students get the best of both worlds!
It is my belief that every person must be treated as an individual and their overall health viewed holistically whether I am teaching them yoga or giving them a massage treatment.
I completed my teacher training with Brian Cooper in 2010 and my Teen Yoga training in 2012 with Charlotta Martinus. I am indebted to my teachers for their dedication and passion for teaching authentic yoga. I continue to study at KPJAYI in Mysore, the home of Ashtanga Yoga. It’s important to me that I learn from the source and to keep the tradition of Ashtanga alive.