What to Expect
The practice is a flowing style (vinyasa) which links movement to breath. The breath is the central focus and is the key to unlocking the body and helping to clear the mind. Connecting the breath, body and mind creates a feeling of well-being and peace.
Yoga means union, to connect, to bring together mind and body to create harmony and balance within.
Classes are designed around the principles taught by TKV Desikachar. Great care is taken to ensure you are adequately prepared for all that is taught in a step by step way. The classes begin simply often in pose of rest, allowing time to release tension, connect to the breath and establish a smooth rhythmic breath, building gradually and progressively (vinyasa krama) to stronger poses that will included counterpose and then wind down to relaxation/meditation. Postures are practiced dynamically, often moving in and out of the pose first to prepare for holding. Modifications and alternatives are offered so that each person can build the practice to suit their needs at all times. Verbal adjustments are offered rather than teacher given.
“The purpose of yoga is to reduce disturbances and return an individual to his or her inherent peace and power.” TKV Desikachar
I am very grateful to all the wonderful people I have met and shared yoga with over the years who have been inspirational, both students and teachers. Thank you.