Classes

Weekly Sessions

Hatha Flow (zoom)Wednesdays 20:00-21:15 •

This steady yet soft intermediate class, where we make space both for expansion and integration, takes place on zoom. To sign up please write me here

Hatha Flow (Palermo) – Thursdays 17:30-19 •

In our weekly 90 min all level Hatha Flow class we let each breath be an invitation of lightness and space. For registration, details and the address, get in touch.

Monthly Sessions

Full Moon Flow (zoom and Palermo) – 27.4.2021 – 20-21:15

These sessions are focused on different types of moon salutations of the Hatha Yoga tradition. In centering ourselves monthly we honour our cyclical nature and get a chance to set intentions for the cycle ahead. Coming sessions: 26.5.21, 24.6.21, 24.7.21.

New Moon Yin Yoga (zoom and Palermo) 11.4.21 – 20-21

With each cycle’s new moon we come together to connect to the wise, obscure, feminine divine by slowing down body and mind and dropping into a state of being and observing. The new moon is a powerful time to let go as it serves to present a turning of pages giving us a chance to begin anew. A little lighter, a little more centered, a bit more in tuned. Coming sessions: 11.4.21 11.5.21, 10.6.21, 10.7.21.

Courses

• Sattvic Spring Circle 14.4-5.5.21 (zoom) •

Connect to your source by shedding your heavy winter energy and tune in with the lightness of spring! This shift of blossoming and rebirth offers a powerful opportunity to reset. For three weeks, starting Wednesday April 14th, together we will let ancient Ayurvedic wisdom guide us towards our personal version of clarity, lightness, ease and peace. It is as much a physical as a mental and energetic reset. Anyone can join and the circle is free! We will have a telegram group and check in with each other and our progress on zoom every fourth day. The first introductory session takes place on Wednesday April 14th at 19/7pm on zoom. Get in touch to sign up!

• 10 day Morning Challenge 19-30.4.21 (zoom) •

For the second and the third week running Monday to Friday there is also the chance of joining our ten day morning challenge! Each day 19-23 + 26-30 April we flow for an hour at 6:15AM. Let yourself wake up to the true lightness of spring with this course, aimed at complimenting the Sattvic Circle by creating space and ease through body and mind while opening up to our own strength and power. For details on pricing and to sign up, get in touch. 

• Dynamic Pelvic Floor Awareness Course (zoom) •

The pelvic floor is our Earth connection. At the core of this connection we seek to maintain simultaneous Sthira and Sukha: steady support and supportive ease. Not sure of how your pelvic floor is doing? That’s a great reason to do our upcoming course where we will assess and explore the pelvic floor and how the rest of the body is affected by it – as well as the other way around. Because the ways we sit, stand, move and breathe all influence the way our pelvic floor functions. Join us as we explore what support and foundation means in a physical, energetic and emotional sense. 

The course will take place on Zoom every Monday over five weeks at 20-21 CET, starting Monday March the 15th and costs 35€ per person. Maintaining a healthy pelvic floor is essential for everybody, but especially important for new mums and those planning to conceive. If you are pregnant and would like to take part, please mention this so we can discuss if it’s possible for you. Get in touch for the details and to sign up.

• Sattvic Circle •

A Sattvic purification is a yogic cleanse that in a very non-aggressive way allows us to understand better what ideal nourishment of our bodies (as well as minds and souls) looks like. This January we will go through a three week Sattvic Purification circle, where together we take time away from the regular ways we go about with our bodies – eating, moving, being – to see if we can come closer in alignment with just what we need to maintain clarity, lightness and ease within and without. Starting on January the 6th with our first zoom meeting at 21/9pm, the purification process begins on the 7th and from then on we will speak every third evening to check in how we are doing and to support each other. It’s free to take part and all sessions happen online so you can join from wherever you are. Get in touch with me to join! 

Ayurvedic Flows

As part of our Sattvic Purification Circle we deepen our understanding of the Doshas, an integral part of Samkhya philosophy, through movement and breath – join these sessions of Ayurvedic Flows as we explore how we feel and relate with each of these distinct, yet within us intrinsic, energies. Sessions: VATA 14.1.21, PITTA 22.1.21 and KAPHA 26.1.21 (zoom).

Entering the Darkness Yin Yoga course

During December I will offer a four week Entering the Darkness Yin Yoga course. The sessions will take place on Mondays at 20:30 and finish on the darkest night of the year, December 21st, the Winter Solstice. Yin yoga is a practice of letting go of activity and surrendering to stillness in the body and the mind. Midst the darkest time of the year, stepping back and slowing down allows us to reconnect, centre and find our own light burning within. This course will take place in Palermo and online simultaneously. The sessions fall on the following dates: November 30th. December 7th, 14th and 21st. Price is 35€ for all four sessions if you attend the course in person and 25€ for attending it virtually.  To book, click here.

Private Sessions

Listed below are the sessions I offer privately. Sessions with me are available both Palermo-wide and virtually for private, corporate and group bookings and by 60 / 75 / 90 min and happen in English. Book at session here.

Hatha Flow Find the rhythm of your breath and let yourself ride it as you let go of everything else. Yoga is a sacred space where we come to meet ourselves and Hatha Flow offers that liminal experience where stillness and movement co-exist side to side and within each other. Expect to look deep within during my classes, expect to be challenged, but also to feel held and supported and above all connected.

Yin Yoga is a practice of opening up and letting go. Finding stillness is a brave and radical act and although Yin Yoga Asana from the outside may look less ‘advanced’ than a handstand or compass pose, the opposite is true for most of us. It is a practice that allows us to let go not just of physical tension, but also of the voice of our ego and invites us to do less and feel more.

Prenatal Hatha Yoga Pregnancy is a powerful time to tap into a deeper understanding of our bodies and minds and my prenatal classes are there as a space to explore that realm and access the tools that will be essential for the journey ahead. Hatha Yoga and Pranayama offer countless ways to support the pregnant yogi in the physical, emotional and energetic changes (and challenges!) that arrive with the transition of holding and birthing life. Indeed, like nothing else yoga nurtures those connections between body, mind and spirit – connections we depends on as we birth our babies and become reborn ourselves as parents. Let yourself move through this journey whilst feeling grounded, strong, secure and at peace. I teach prenatal yoga that is suitable for yogis in all trimesters, with or without previous experience of Hatha Yoga. 

Postnatal Hatha Yoga Returning to the mat as a newborn parent is a humbling and powerful experience. What we may meet is a new body, softer, squishier and milkier than before. We may also meet a lot of emotions as we come into a body that is processing and healing after pregnancy and birth. Whatever it is that we experience as we arrive back into our yoga practice, it is essential we meet it with openness, acceptance, patience and grace. The postnatal practice should be a space where the postpartum body is honoured and cared for as strength and stability is gently restored.

Pelvic floor centred Yoga and Pranayama In this class we focus completely on the deep and superficial layers of the muscles at the base of our torso that provides support to so many of our basic functions: breathing, moving, bearing weight, elimination and whole body-stabilisation. For having such an essential role in our health, how to keep it healthy is often poorly understood, even though pelvic floor health is attainable through any sort of physical movement, as long as there is awareness and understanding. This class is suitable for anyone with a vagina, but is especially beneficial before, during or after pregnancy.

Pranayama In my pranayama classes modern problems are solved with ancient tools. We all know how to breathe, but sometimes over some time we forget. One of the most common issues with stress is that we restrain the breath, but the problem with restraining the breathe is that it triggers our fight and flight response, which produces more stress. Likewise, a deep and steady breathe, creates a stream of calmness through our whole being.

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