A Doorway to Your Intelligent Heart
“Movement does not require force and nor does the breath.
Both arise happily and freely out of a state of rest”
a time to slow down
and feel the ground
as you rest on the earth
and let the body settle
feel the breath as it comes and goes
your breath, your rhythm
and when you move
do so from a place of listening
including your whole body in your awareness
take time to make
s p a c e
opening to lightness
letting go of all that no longer serves you
feel the push back up from the earth
touching the spine
putting you on your centre
sense your inner and outer lengthening
allow the body to open to the pose
with the kindness of attention
breath, ground and spine
One-to-One Classes Holidays Retreats
ONE-TO-ONE Yoga Classes
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7 DAYS IN ALMERIA SPAIN
10TH – 17TH AUGUST 2019
While I embarked on my yogic path in the late 1980’s and began teaching in 1995, it was in 1998 that I discovered a way of practicing that asks for such a quality of attention and awareness of my entire being that it fundamentally changed my life. This practice is inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli (1908-1999), passed on to me by her longtime student Diane Long. Vanda herself had private lessons with Iyengar and later Desikachar. She went on to develop an approach that speaks to me of the feminine in all of us. Deep listening……. going with, waiting to be moved by and have revealed the potent life force within. My body has responded to this gentle focus by becoming un-armoured, more flexible and open, with a strength that also informs how I feel about and engage with the world.
In 2009 I continued my body explorations by training in biodynamic craniosacral therapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon. It gave me a language for and a further understanding of what I was seeing in the bodies of students and experiencing in my own practice, namely the remarkable wisdom of our embodied anatomy and our inherent capacity for healing, re-alignment and renewed balance when given the proper conditions.
Fundamentally I am interested in what it is to be human and to be alive. My curiosity has led me to explore Vipassana Meditation, Integral Theory, Way of Council, Neurobiology, Shamanic processes and the Peace that comes with simply going for a walk, sitting in nature and being with loved ones. I am grateful to have such an ardent ally as yoga on the path. It is a joyful platform for creative discovery, invitation into embodiment, clearer thinking and, on occasion, simply the anchor to remind me to keep on breathing through the rough times.
As a teacher I consider it a blessing and privilege to participate in another’s unfolding and bear witness to greater self-acceptance, freedom and movement in the people who grace my classes. I teach one-to-one sessions, workshops, weekends, and yoga holidays in Europe and further afield. I currently live in Southern Spain where I am looking for land with friends to create a space from which to offer classes and retreats on a regular basis.