Yoga and Pranayama
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 meet. 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 reintroduced.
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 You may have practiced yoga for a while and think of yourself as an active and body-conscious person – but do you really know how to breathe? Walking around life unconsciously restricting one’s breath is extremely common and something I witness in my new students time and time again. Among the implication of a restricted breath is rougher transitions between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, often leading to a continuous release of stress hormones, tension and anxiety. And just as its limiting effect on us when restricted, the breath has the power to unlock great potential. In my pranayama classes modern problems are solved with ancient tools.
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