Neo Spirit Yoga
I am a kind, friendly experienced teacher. My classes have a relaxed friendly vibe, but are still challenging. I teach Hatha, Hatha Flow, Yin, Yoga for adults with special needs, Yoga for children with developmental challenges, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Surfers, SUP Yoga and SUP Fit. I have taught in the UK, Sri Lanka, France and Hungary. I teach workshops and retreats around the UK and abroad.
I love to see the transformation in people from before to after my classes. It inspires me and brings me happiness and peace that I can help people, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Yoga and meditation is the best way to connect with your true self, come back to yourself, the perfect being underneath all the mind stuff. It is so beautiful and powerful when you connect with yourself in this way. I couldn't be without it. I feel I am meant to be teaching Yoga and helping people.
I will do my best to bring you peace, balance, healing and relaxation. I believe you will feel happier, more focused in your life and ready to face any challenge. I will help you to feel love and happiness in your heart. In meditation, you can see things from a new cantered foundation in the present. Together we can go to the place inside ourselves which is always in peace, happy, calm, free and perfect.
I vary the yoga postures to suit all abilities. The style is fun and creative, yet focused and still challenging. The Hatha flows and also has many influences from various disciplines and teachers. Yoga stretches, strengthens, tones, helps to align, and improves the health of the entire body. My varied mix of guided meditations will help you in different areas of your life and help you to calm the mind and bring you into the present. We will do pranayama which is amazingly beneficial to your mind and body. Pranayama (breath control) stimulates and brings oxygen to every tissue in the body, is said to remove all diseases, destroys negative thought patterns among many other benefits.
I first tried yoga at a festival in a tipi tent 15 years ago and was amazed by the way it made me feel afterwards. I was then taught by an amazing teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. Since then I have been hooked. I did a Sivananda teacher training course in Kerela, India, and a Hatha Yoga teacher training with Universal Yoga in Dharamshala, India.
Pranayama is the art of breath control. ‘Prana’ means life force and ‘ayama’ means to lengthen. Pranayama is a means of purifying the physical and subtle body through special
breathing exercises. It is the best exercise to stimulate every
tissue in the body. Some benefits of pranayama are improved concentration, blood circulation, lung capacity, detoxification, stress relief, relaxation, it brings oxygen and energy into the cells, and even dissolves negative thought patterns. It is said to cure all diseases. The breath acts as a bridge between the nervous system and the mind.
Some advice from my experience meditating:
Find the place inside of you that is always calm, happy free and perfect. No matter whats going on around you it is always there. Like the eye of a storm. You can go to your safe sanctury where your soul resides. We know this but we forget, and when we go there again everything makes sense and none of our worries matter as this is all meant to be happening. You feel like you are your own best friend. Your soul. A feeling of pure love and energy is felt. We feel silly for past irrational thoughts and mind stories when we understand. Forgive yourself. You just want to love everyone and everything as we feel and see such a higher vibration. If only we had re-membered. You want to apologise to ourselves and others about our negative thoughts and words. Most importantly we love and accept ourselves as we are perfect just as we are. Remember to be kind to yourself, why wouldnt you? A sense of content peace, a warm knowingness is felt and we wish we could remember this place all the time.Its the real you underneath all this mind stuff. See the light in yourself, its there. Keep practising getting to this place and you wont forget in the end.
My varied guided meditations and focused breathing will help you come back to yourself, remember who you are, love yourself and feel grounded and present.
I will try my best to bring you peace, balance, healing and relaxation. I believe you will feel happier, more focused in your life and ready to face any challenge. I will do my best help you feel love and happiness in your heart. In meditation, you can see things from a new cantered foundation in the present. Together we can go to the place inside ourselves which is always in peace, happy, calm, free and perfect. Meditation helps you choose how you feel.
Mediation means to become familiar with and is a way of exploring the inner self. It is an ancient practice to quietening the mind and work towards greater self- knowledge and self- mastery. The ultimate aim of meditation is the triggering of a state of bliss and a super conscious state, with its heightened awareness, enlightenment or intuitive realisation of the nature of the self.
Traditionally, Hatha Yoga is seen as preparation for better meditation, as the postures, breathing and relaxation practices relieve the body of tensions and tone the nervous system. This focuses the mind, and learning to focus the mind in the present moment is the ultimate goal of meditation. Meditation is an effective tool for coping with the challenges and potential stressful situations life may present. If you have negative thought patterns, issues from the past, by meditating, you can see things from a new cantered foundation in the present.
There are many meditation techniques, which cultivate a sense of serenity, contentment with a clearer mind, for example, focusing on the breath, on an object, using mantra and visualisation.
Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which translates to unite, to join or to connect. We can think of the union occurring between the mind and body. It also refers to the union between the individual and something greater weather it is called God, the divine or something else.
An author named Patanjali wrote ‘Yoga Sutra’ the first text on the subject of yoga 2,500 years ago. In it he defined yoga as ‘chitta-vrtti-nirohdah’ which means the cessation of turnings of the mind. The practice of yoga helps us to achieve inner stillness. It is a system which aims to help people achieve their full potential and heightens consciousness.
Yoga is one of India’s wonderful gifts to mankind. One of its valuable qualities is that it builds up a store of physical health through a system of exercises called asanas which keep the body cleansed and fit. Yoga stretches, strengthens, tones, helps to align, and improves the health of the entire body. Yoga also develops a state of mental calmness and emotional stability. Yoga is unique as it focuses on the body and the mind.
Many conventional forms of exercise serve purely aesthetic purposes. According to Yoga philosophy health is first an inner state. This means the health of the nerves, glands and vital organs determines how healthy a person looks and feels. What also sets yoga apart from any other form of exercise is the coordination of breath with each posture and movement. This brings the mind to the present, benefits the lungs, the entire respiratory system, increases lung capacity and ones ability to concentrate. Yoga boosts vital energy (prana) around the body, and we become energised and focused yet relaxed with a clear mind ready for meditation.