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“Yoga is not about attempting to squash our individuality into the square hole of some pose. It is a process and practice of befriending body - just as body is.”

- Norman Blair, Yin yoga teacher & author

Yoga is a mindfulness practice that combines breath, movement and focused attention. It is an ancient practice passed down through centuries and yet is still highly applicable to today’s world.

The practice of yoga can be a great source of strength and connection. It has also been proven to help regulate the nervous system by increasing vagal tone (the body’s ability to successfully respond to stress).

Some of the practical tools of yoga include:

Postures (asana) / Breath (pranayama) / Internal attention (pratyahara) / Concentration (dharana) / Meditation (dhyana)

I have been studying yoga and mindfulness in depth since 2013, in particular the styles of Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, and iRest Yoga Nidra. My teaching style is slow, gentle and intuitive. It is reflective of my personal learning and practice, and blends together the different yet complementary forms of yoga I continue to study.

“In yoga you focus your attention on your breathing and on your sensations moment to moment. Simply noticing what you feel fosters emotional regulation, and it helps you to stop trying to ignore what is going on inside you.”

- Bessel Van Der Kolk