Yoga is the stilling of the movements of the mind.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.2
Would you like to develop your own personal practice, and deepen your understanding of Yoga?
I am now offering one-to-one sessions, incorporating asana (postures) pranayama (breathing techniques) and voicework, according to your needs and ability.
Lockdown update: sessions on zoom or similar.
As an artist, the practice of Yoga is integral to my creative life. Yoga works at many levels to recover health, maintain well-being and release and develop potential.
The beauty of this approach is in the use of the breath which makes it accessible to everyone, regardless of age and ability.
I owe my initial understanding of this kind of yoga, to my teacher Jenny Bullough, who taught according to the 'three way relationship' between Teacher, Student and Teachings. I studied with her for several years before embarking on a teacher training course with Sadhana Mala, led by Dave Charlton and Ranju Roy, completing in 2016. In 2018 I qualified as a yoga therapist, completing the 500 hour Art of Individual Teaching & Yoga Therapy programme with Sadhana Mala. I am currently studying Vedic chanting with Sheela Shankar of Yoganidhi in conjunction with Sadhana Mala. I am on the second year of a three year programme, and now bring work with the voice into my teaching.
I have attended four AYS (Association of Yoga studies) conventions: in 2008, led by the inspirational Peter Hersnack; in 2013 led by R.Sriram, who spoke on Yoga and the emotions; in 2014 by Navtej Johar, who spoke on faith, and who has also led workshops which I have attended - 'Alignment is not cosmetic' and 'Materiality and Meditation'; and in 2019, the convention on 'Yoga and Music' which was led by Sheela and Ravi Shankar of Yoganidhi.
I take part in weekly Vedic and Sutra chanting classes with Mike Young and am now studying with Shelia Baker, who is teaching me the discipline of a simple practice that explores the relationship between creativity and the essential Self.
All these teachers, who are from the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacarya and TKV Desikachar, have been instrumental in revealing to me the vast and beautiful subject of Yoga. By guiding my students through comprehensive Asana, and Pranayama techniques, I hope to inspire them likewise.
'Yoga is the Art of being at home in yourself' R. Sriram