Finding your Foundation
“Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah” (sutra 1.2) from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Full Offering: Finding your Foundation – to learn how to ground through simple breath awareness, sensory perception and the most basic asana – ‘sukhasana’ or ‘easy pose’.
Favorite Quote: “Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah” (sutra 1.2) from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Roughly translated it mean that yoga calms the fluctuations of the mind. In doing this it brings us into a state of peace and tranquility so that we can develop a greater sense of self and our place in the world.
Practice: I teach a combination of Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Yoga and Yin Yoga incorporating much focus on breath or pranayama and Swara, i.e. connecting movement to breath.
Location: South Kent Coast of Folkestone, UK
Credentials: 300hr RYT
“Yoga is a personal practice for your own unique needs – it invites you not to judge or compare yourself to others but rather to explore what does and doesn’t work for you, and move from there in a compassionate way.” -Renata Byrne
MAGIC MOMENTS. Interview
DESCRIBE, FOR OUR LISTENERS, SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE PROUD OF?
I came to yoga due to injuries in both spine and later hips. The practice has taken me on a profound journey of healing through understanding the sacred connection between body, mind and spirit. I cannot offer just one example of a victory as there have been so many
<cont.> examples of how yoga has helping others overcome physical, mental and emotional issues.
Each happy student is a big win in my eyes, whether they’ve mastered a pose or come out of practice feeling really chilled after a difficult day or just feel more connected and clear. So you see, I have many victories to celebrate!
WHAT’S YOUR YOGA ADVICE, FOR OUR LISTENERS?
Yoga is for everyone, irrespective of age, shape, sexual orientation and race – it’s never too late or early to start. So start today!
SHARE THREE QUICK TIPS?
1) Come with an open mind – you might be surprised at what you discover about yourself! 2) Try out lots of different styles and teachers – there are so many to chose from so find out which resonate with you. 3) You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga – yoga teaches us how to cultivate balance between strength and flexibility on a physical level. It also teaches us inner harmony and can really change your life for the the better.