Radiantly Empowered Life
MY STYLE OF YOGA
Slow Flow Vinyasa
I've been formally trained in Ashtanga Yoga (I was blessed to study with Guruji, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for just over a decade before he passed), Anusara, Pre + Post Natal Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga (among others). I find the combination of Ashtanga + Anusara styles, when sequenced in a slow, deep flow, works best for most everyone. By moving very slowly, in mindful alignment, we are able to access more information about what is actually going on within us.
I'm a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Ayurveda is the study of Life and teaches us how we can stay balanced and live our best life. Since, we are all unique individuals, you will learn to adjust your Yoga practice to suit YOU! Therefore, we will also explore AyurYoga, which is a dosha specific Yoga practice.
I incorporate all different facets of Yoga into the classes I teach; asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand symbology), and meditation, to create a balanced, holistic practice. I teach in a more classical tradition, including Yogic + Ayurvedic philosophy + myths, and an alignment based sequence, where we build strength from the ground up. I begin + end each Yoga class with a Sanskrit invocation or mantra and invite you to chant along, followed by meditation. I always try to allow for a nice long savasana at the end so you have time to fully integrate the class benefits.
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word which means moving step by step, krama by krama, toward an end result, the posture, using the breath as the vehicle to carry us through this moving meditation. Sadhana is also a Sanskrit word that means daily, devotional, continued, spiritual practice.
Morning practice tends to be a stronger, more energizing, slow flow vinyasa practice to warm your body, build strength and create inner awareness as we explore the myriad that is Yoga.
Evening practice is focused on relaxing the nervous system with a Yin style, restorative Yoga, pranayama, mantra and meditations. We will take this time to break down concepts and perhaps explore a little partner work if everyone is in agreement.
MY RETREAT OFFERING
Radiantly Empowered Life, is a week-long invitation for you to return to your optimal state of wellbeing. Let’s take this week to SLOW down and restore ourSelves back to our True Nature.
Radiantly Empowered Life, is a remedy for our deteriorating, modern day lifestyle habits. This retreat is designed to help you reset your central nervous system, from the sympathetic, fight or flight, to the parasympathetic, the rest + digest mode. AHHH! This is a much more peaceful way to live. You will feel the difference.
We will use the tools given to us through the Yoga + Ayurveda + Aromatherapy fields of study. The 1st 2 subjects are sister sciences. They go hand in hand. Ayurveda teaches us about who we TRULY are, and how to keep our unique Selves in balance while Yoga teaches us how the inner world reflects the outer world, and how to transcend, human suffering and all of our woes, aches and pains, to become a fully liberated soul! I will have a dohsa questionnaire you can take to help you determine your Prakruti (True Nature) as well as your current state of being, called Vikruti. This information will help you make better choices for your individual uniqueness! Aromatherapy is a healing modality, based on beneficial attributes of plants, that can help us re-pattern our brain and supports the 12 systems in our body.
This retreat is meant to offer you an alternative perspective to how you view your life, your Self, how you care for yourSelf and ultimately how you show up in this world. This retreat is designed to teach you the practical skills you can use daily to create a Radiantly Empowered Life!
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM MY TEACHINGS
People who are willing to slow down + look within to create REAL transformation within themselves. This practice is called Svadyaya, Self-study, or Self-Reflection. This retreat benefits people who are open to + looking for natural + alternative ways to live a healthier, happier life. It’s for people who are open to receive and love themSelves. This is practical knowledge for EVERYONE to benefit from. All levels of students are welcome.
This retreat is designed to teach you skills to live a Radiantly Empowered Life!
WHAT YOU WILL TAKE HOME
You will learn about:
The Basics of Ayurveda + Aromatherapy
Discover you Dosha =Your Prakruti, (True Nature) + Vikruti (Current State)I will email you the Dosha Quiz Prior to your arrival!
How we fit in the universe. 5 elements = Maha Bhutas
How to balance your Doshas
How to balance your Doshas with Ayurvedic daily Self care techniques + rituals = Dinacharya
Yoga Practices to Balance your Dosha = AyurYoga
Deeper Understanding of yourSelf = Svadyaya
Meditation Pranayama practices + techniques
Skills to start your own Sadhana (daily, self yoga practice)
Agni Hotra / Vedic Fire Purification Ceremony
New ways of living with ease in the world
Remember your Radiantly Empowered Life
My other special offerings:
Traditional Thai Massage €80 /1 hour, €120 1.5 hours
Ayurvedic Health Counseling €80 /1 hour (2-3hours)
AromaTouch Technique €50 /45 minutes
Customized Ayurveda Treatments (this depends on what is happening with you in the moment) €80 /1 hour
WHY I TEACH YOGA
I am super passionate about teaching Yoga because this practice has literally saved my life! I had suffered from severe depression in early childhood through my mid twenties. I felt like my soul had vacated my body and that I was an empty shell just going through the motions of living. I felt lifeless and had no will to live.
Fast forward years later, I have been able to care for myself with the teaching tools Yoga + Ayurveda + Aromatherapy offer me about managing my body, mind and spirit through diet + lifestyle. These are REALLY transformative practices that have survived centuries, because they are proven to work for people. It is my life's purpose to share these transformative practices with you in their purest form as they have been taught to me by my highly revered teachers (gurus, the "weighty" one who removes the darkness so we may live in the LIGHT!) It is my wish that we ALL live our most Radiantly Empowered Life!