My initial Yoga study involved a Sivananda Teacher Training (200 hrs), which was a four week residential programme held on the north coast of Poland near Gdansk. The whole period was akin to Ashram life, with very limited contact with the outside world.
It was intense and provided a good grounding of the discipline.
The Karuna Yoga training with Ruth White (500 hrs) added a deeper reflection toward the physical postures. This method often uses props to help attain a greater range within each posture. It lends itself to a broader audience than some of the faster flow practices in trend these days.
It is Yoga for everyone.
During my study of Remedial Massage at the London College of Massage, in the early 90’s, we learned the process of unpacking tension from the body, in stages, easing out tension, stiffness and pain. This has added insight to the way i teach yoga, unpacking the postures to see what is being asked of the body and also to feel what is being offered.
We’ve found it to be a great process for understanding in both physical and deeper layers of the mind.
I teach Anapana, observation of the natural breath, which is a starting point for the deeper meditation of Vipassana.
I attend 10 days silent meditation courses each year with Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka.
Vipassana is a Pali word meaning, to see things as they really are. This form of Meditation can erase habitual patterns, dissolve pain and erradicate old issues.
I run annual Yoga retreats, holidays in India and Hungary. And a range of workshops throughout the year.
I’ve studied and offered Massage and Reflexology treatments since 1993 these qualifications include
Therapeutic, Remedial, Sports, Pregnancy, Manual Lymph Drainage and Baby Massage, Advanced Practitioner Diploma. Reflexology (west and eastern styles) and Hopi Ear Candles
The physical therapies have really helped inform my understanding of Yoga practice, and in addition i can offer a stretch for you to practice and use after having massage.
Metta = compassionate love Bhavana = cultivation or development
This practice is the cultivation and sharing of our merits
It would be done at the end of a meditation session and before retiring at night for about 5 minutes.
Your mental frame would ideally be positive, otherwise leave off it until you feel more inclined
The premise is an intention toward yourself, another, and all people, all beings; human and non-human, living and non-living, all beings.
Mentally repeating any example of these or other phrases
May I be
May you be
May all beings be
Full of goodwill
May I be peaceful
May you be peaceful
May all beings be peaceful
May I be free from ill will and animosity
May you be free from ill will and animosity
May all beings be free from ill will and animosity