The yoga that I teach is playful, curious, rigorous, mindful and always respectful of the individual needs of the body or bodies I am working with. It is particularly well suited to bodies and minds that have found traditional yoga poses uncomfortable or restrictive.
It is based on the belief that we can trust the mysterious architecture of the body and that there is a way to undo tension so that we can move and be still with effortless ease.
My initial training was in Dru Yoga which takes a gently, flowing approach to classical Hatha postures. All of my classes and sessions begin with a Dru-style activation and/or energy block release sequence to wake up the energy and joy in the body and release any stress or tension. Sometimes people say that these movements look more like Qi Gong or Tai Chi than traditional yoga and this is true. They are designed to awaken a quality of ‘effortless effort’ that can be carried through to more challenging postures.
The posture work I teach is usually in the style of Vanda Scaravelli. This means traditional hatha yoga postures or asanas are used as a starting point to finding more freedom in the body, whatever position we find ourselves in.
You can read more about the influences and inspirations behind this way of teaching here.