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Yoga is both an ancient and modern mind and body awareness practice, the origins of which can be traced back to northern India over 5 thousands of years ago. It comprises many facets which work together beautifully to create, I believe, one of the most comprehensive systems of health-care known to man. Yoga means many things to many people and one interpretation is “to unite or to bind”. For me, yoga is most simply the process of uniting the body, mind and spirit through the breath.


Typically a class will involve:

  • Gentle Movements or Asanas: Soft dynamic movements and supported positions held in stillness which develop flexibility, strength, mobility, balance and good body alignment.

  • Breathing Exercises or Pranayama: Techniques used to deepen our connection with the breath, the life force of the body and allow it flow and flourish. 

  • Meditation: Developing our mindful awareness of the present moment, using our breath, our senses, our body and our imagination to anchor us there. 

  • Deep Rest: Learning to let go of mental and physical tension in the body through Yoga Nidra or guided lying down relaxation.

  • Philosophy: The philosophy of this ancient wisdom tradition is vast and rich. I try to make this accessible by focusing on themes such as the seasons, interconnection and often read a poem at the end of class. 

My yoga classes combine all of these elements and offer a mindful, therapeutic and functional approach to movement. I am interested in slowing down and approaching the physical postures with ease, awareness and curiosity.  Through my own personal practice I have learned that only by allowing our bodies and minds to quieten and soften can natural healing can occur without force or strain. There is such power in gentleness. 


“Slowing down is the precursor to Yoga practice because this simple act allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings and actions more carefully in the light of our desire to live peacefully.”

Donna Farhi 

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