My role as a yoga teacher is to hold a space for my students to experience an honest, authentic & pure version of themselves; and to free themselves from daily stress & turmoil.
I help them develop their own personal yoga journey and self transformation;
and take care of their body, mind & soul.
If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you’re familiar with asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation. That's already a good start, but there is so much more to the practice of yoga and being a true Yogi. The term "yoga" always leads to confusion, because in the West, it is believed to be exclusive to the practice of postures, the asanas. Yoga is actually spiritual and philosophical practice, with its own schools and variants.
Thousands of years ago, Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras, a collection of 196 short verses that serve as a guide to attain wisdom and self-realisation through yoga. The heart of Patanjali’s teachings is the eightfold path of yoga, also called the eight limbs of Patanjali: The Yamas (Restraints or Control), the Niyamas (Personal Observances), Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation), Samadhi (Union). They were designed to help us live a better, meaningful and purposeful life through yoga ; and to help us alleviate our suffering by remembering our true nature, and that our essence is infinite love and perfection. You can read more about the Yoga Philosophy in my blog post.
I immersed myself into the study and intense practice of yoga in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Mozambique, where I learned from two amazing masters. I hold a 300H TTC Hatha Yoga, 50H TTC Power Yoga, and 50H TTC Vinyasa. Yoga and its philosophy is so vast, I keep learning and I'll be an eternal student.
When I started yoga, I was more interested in the physical aspect of the practice, but it soon became a way of life that I experience on a daily basis on and off my mat. Yoga has transformed my life, it has taught me gratitude, compassion and acceptance, as well as living in the present moment as it is, without any judgment. I feel calm and centred most of the time, and have a positive outlook on life and what the future holds.
You can also listen to my interview podcast by Fit For Joy and learn more about Yoga, Ayurveda and my words of wisdom .
Benefits of a regular yoga practice
Physical & mental health
My Yoga style
I teach Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa. My classes always begin with a few minutes of meditation, and consist of warm-up exercises to generate mobility and flexibility, a flow sequence, and various postures for balance and posture. Classes always end with a few minutes of breathing and relaxation. I also teach Restorative Yoga (it's actually a meditative practice on its own that calms the mind, balances the nervous system, and relaxes the body).
Practicing yoga a few times a week will greatly improve your mental and physical health, that's for sure. However, if this seems unrealistic at the moment, I can help you set up a 10-minute daily practice, and you will already feel the difference in your everyday life.