MINDFUL YOGA - RESTING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
Stepping out of your daily stress into an oasis of stillness
Cultivating a calm body and a clear mind.
Yoga and Mindfulness are both in themselves highly effective methods for reducing stress and anxiety. Each enhances deep relaxation, greater wellbeing and peace of mind.
Yoga supports our physical wellness and health and works with body postures, to keep us flexible and grounded; Mindfulness addresses the states of mind and trains us on staying calm and present even in the middle of turbulent times.
When we put the two together in Mindful Yoga, we simultaneously enjoy the benefits of both and will tap into the “deepest innate potential for healing, that we all have. It mobilizes our ability to cultivate embodied wisdom and self-compassion and by doing so it teaches us to live our life and face whatever arises with integrity, clarity and open hearted presence.”
(John Kabat-Zinn: Mindful Yoga; www.makingsenseofmentalhealth.org/articles/mindfulyoga.pdf )
- Simple awareness and breathing techniques to calm the mind and ease the body, like short meditation, body scan, deliberate pausing
- Gentle Yoga postures to increase your body awareness, flexibility and sense of groundedness
- The postures will be held longer, so that you can come into resting while holding a posture and experience how they affect you, for example in pain release or hightening of breathing capability
- If you are an experienced Yoga practitioner already, it is possible to work with more complex postures, should you wish.
I will offer you simple but effective tools for integrating Mindful Yoga into your daily life and work place.
I offer 1/2 day or full day workshops for schools, businesses and any group of people, whok are interested. The workshops can be booked as a one off or in regular intervals, as to suit the organization or group of people I'm working with.
I also offer 1:1 tuition
YOGA AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT FOR TRAUMA RELIEF
I specialize in teaching Yoga and Mindful Movement for people who have experienced deep trauma of all kinds (PTSD).
With my background in psychotherapy and many years of experience working with mental health, I understand the hightened vulnerability and sensitivity and the need for a safe environment to be able to start relaxing. In my workshops the creation of a safe space for each individual within the group is essential.
The traditional yoga postures are slightly altered to create a safer experience of the exercises. Often when the variations are practised for a while the original posture can be practised.
I offer 1/2 day or full day workshops, which can be booked as a one off or in regular intervals, as to suit the organization or group of people I'm working with.
Each workshop will stand on its own and will teach simple tools, that can be taken away and practiced at home.
I also offer 1:1 tuition
Yoga and me
Yoga has been and always will be an essential part of my path. The combination of physical exercise and meditation combined with breath awareness is a wonderful way to connect with all levels of human existence. I’ve been trained in the Sivananda tradition, but in my classes I embrace my experiences as a Mindfulness Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Bodyworker and Healer and I have developed my own style. It is calm and meditative, combining breathing exercises (pranayama), a longer holding of simple postures (asana) with an inward focus, so we can feel at home again in our own body, mind and spirit. A good dose of humour, joy and lightness emerges organically through this practice.