|As human beings we have a desire to grow, as a yoga teacher I am always trying to evolve, learn and grow. This means that I hopefully create a quality yoga experience for students.|
My small yoga classes provide you with personal attention whilst you get to know me and it also allows me to get to know you. I provide a safe and comfortable environment and allow us to share our personal feelings and thoughts so that even if we may have different opinions we can respect each other.
Small yoga classes ensure you have the opportunity to bring up questions and concerns about your practice. This is most important as there is less risk of injury because I can spot if you are out of alignment.
By choosing small yoga classes, you will be more engaged with your practice and are ensuring a quality experience that reflects the intentions of yoga. This is how I will offer classes from now on. If you have got lost in a crowd, why not join me a small yoga class and see what you can get from it.
The other day I had to take an early train to London which I haven’t done for a long time. I knew it would be packed because I used to do it everyday. However, I was in shock actually and felt suffocated. Everyone looked expressionless and numb. I wondered how long they haven’t connected with themselves and how long they haven’t looked after themselves? I always tell my students when they come to my restorative/yin meditative yoga workshops, “You are here to nurture yourself, it is not only you who will benefit but it is also a significant benefit for the people are around you”. When you feel good you can give from the place of fullness (higher vibration). Never ever leave yourself behind even if you have children.
Are we just saying yang practice does not nurture ourself? Well it does in a different way. Let me ask a question. How long have you maintained that yoga bliss after a class? From my personal experience I always stay with the magic longer when I do passive (restorative/yin) yoga. How about you?
I know some people think I am a serious yoga teacher. Yes, I am. The reason for that is that yoga saved me.
I had a car accident when I was 19 and my body was twisted. I had pains in my shoulders and hips. I used to bang against the wall to ease my pain until I met several amazing yoga teachers who put my body into a proper alignment with my breath. My healing started and yoga helped me and became my cure. Although the pain is never completely gone, I have learned how to connect with my body and mind through practicing yoga and this is where I am now.
If yoga can help me I think yoga can heal others too. That’s the reasons that I respect yoga (philosophy, alignment and pranayama) so much and this is why I take yoga seriously. That’s my genuine teaching style and I will always continue learning about yoga and hopefully inspire people too.
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