I started practice yoga while I was at Arts School training as an actor. I had done a lot of movement training previously - Ballet, Butoh, Viewpoints, Alexander Technique, Suzuki and more.... but Yoga felt different. I wasn’t practiceing to prepare my body for performance I was practing was for me. I was practicing to connect with myself.
In regards to my teaching practice it is important to me that all students feel safe, comfortable and supported in my yoga classes. I weave Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings into my classes making for a holistic Yoga practice. My sequencing is creative but still very much grounded in traditional asana sequencing which works with the subtle energies of the body. I guide my students to make intuitive choices within their practice based on felt sensation. I encourage my students to make the practice their own - moving, exploring and adjusting the postures to fit them. I probably spend way too much time on my playlists, but yolo.
Adjustments/Assists: Yes absolutely! But I am trauma sensitive and always ask for consent.
Theming: I actually have written an eBook about theming classes based on The Seasons and Ayurveda, @theyogateachinghandbook. I theme and sequence my classes from Ayurvedic knowledge working with the seasonal Doshas.
Sequencing: My sequencing is creative but also grounded in traditional Asana sequencing which effects our subtle energetic body.
My students and getting people to feel into their bodies.
Although I teach from my own experience, I see my practice and my teaching as seperate. I practice for me. I teach for my students.
Erich Shiffmann and Mathew Sanford.
A practice where you will be given the space for deep inner listening.
A slow, meditative practice. Why? Because it’s the best!
I weave Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings into my classes making for a holistic Yoga practice.
I’ve done all kinds of movement in the past, but yoga is my wifey.
Mmm so many! But my go to is Power Living Asana Addicts.
Oprah, David Bowie and Ganesh. I think there would be some very enlightening and creative conversations over too much wine.
That cute video of a baby monkey online being petted.
All images by Good Vibes Yoga