STYLES OF YOGA I TEACH
In Sanskrit, HA- means Sun and THA- Moon. In Hatha Yoga we are balancing these opposing energies throughout Asana practice (physical postures) and Pranayama (breath control) in order to purify and prepare our bodies for meditation which leads to Yoga; the union of individual and universal or higher consciousness.
Vinyasa is the movement sequence linked by the breath, in which we move gracefully with flow. It frees and expands the breath, improves concentration and alleviates physical and mental stress, creating a profound sense of ease within the body.
YOGA FOR TRAUMA:
Has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga, with a focus on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.
“Trauma Sensitive”/ “Trauma Informed” Yoga is a practice of embodiment. It offers practitioners a space where they may listen to their own bodies and respond to its needs in the present moment. It can be offered in individual sessions or in small groups (collective) with sessions lasting from 15 minutes to 60 minutes. No prior yoga experience is needed.
Sequences typically involve only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Yoga by virtue of it's intensly holistic nature provides the ideal tool to enjoy this wonderful journey to motherhood to the fullest.
THAI - YOGA MASSAGE:
Traditional Thai-Yoga Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn) is the ancient massage which has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga. It is a Buddhist practice in which Yoga, meditation and acupressure (by fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet) are combined. The result is deep relaxation and increased flexibility. Energy blockages are released, bounderies dissolve and deep healing occurs in a space of presence and meditation. Thai Massage is also known as 'lazy yoga'.
It consists of classes usually timed before work, at lunchtime or after work – or for special events like conferences usually within the workplace. It increases physical energy and vitality, improves posture and flexibility and helps you to manage stress. Balance body, mind and soul.
GROUP CLASSES SCHEDULE
The group classes are open level, suitable for the beginners as much as for more advanced practicioners. To join a group class you should be healthy without major injuries or complications.
The aim of practicing Yoga is to purify, energize and harmonize the body and mind, however the higher goal of Yoga is to dissolve the false sense of separation and realize the connectedness with all that is. The Oneness Of Being.
In spring and summer, if the weather allows, I teach Yoga classes on the beach of Bergen aan Zee. We meet at Paviljoen Noord on the north beach. Class will be confirmed via Whatsapp. So please get in touch through Whatsapp (see buttons below) or e-mail.