I often describe my teaching as heart-centred; I teach from the heart physically, energetically and emotionally. Yoga asana (physical shapes or postures), pranayama (a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the prana or breath or life force"), and Yogic mindfulness form the basis of my teaching in group Yoga classes. My personal practice and teaching are also influenced by exploring other embodiment practices, such as Feldenkrais and contemporary dance, and sound. My intention is to use these tools to encourage and support a wholehearted connection with the physical body, the breath and the mind. I encourage students to develop their own practice, being guided by their own breath, and, above all, to accept the individual experience of the practice as a gift (no matter what it brings up!).
I believe in the wisdom of the body. When we connect to our bodies, we connect to our self in the present moment, becoming aware of what is actually happening right here, right now. This is the power of mindful movement and mindfulness practices. In this present moment we can choose to learn, change and grow. The wisdom we cultivate by living mindfully enhances our connections to our families, our friends, our towns and our environment, helping us all live more fully and flourish.