When I first came into contact with Vinyasa yoga, I immediately noticed the calming effect it had on me. Through the physical side I was able to find access and make contact with myself, to press a kind of pause button and check in, to reconnect head and heart. This is also what I hope to be able to pass on to others in my class: taking a distance without judging, attaching less value to expectations and forms, checking what you need, trusting your own process and compass, and especially getting off the mat. On the mat you create a beautiful playground for practising, and I am happy to help you with that!
In my classes , I take everyone with me into a varied flow, where we sometimes pause to consider how things are going. You will be challenged, but also invited to take a step back every now and then, in order to ensure a pleasant alternation of inhalation and relaxation. Sometimes I also incorporate elements from my own martial arts experience, come and be surprised!
"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." (Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati)
The one who perseveres' is a description I often hear about myself; I'm someone who doesn't give up, but brings to an end whatever I started, even if the bar is very high. This often resulted in nice achievements, but also was the source of lots of stress, ignoring my inner voice and intuition. It was during a week of work-related training that I first got in touch with Vinyasa yoga. Instantly, I felt how much rest and inner peace it brought to me. Using the physical aspects of yoga, I was able to get in touch with myself, push some kind of reset-button and check in, link my head to my heart again. I could take a step back from everything around me; just be myself and feel inside.