A WEE BIT ABOUT YOGA & MASSAGE
We do it to help us relax, to explore ourselves in a reflective way and to let go of the stuff we hold on to. Sometimes we're letting go of physical tension and stiffness in our body and sometimes it's mental and emotional stresses that we hold on to. Yoga and massage work with our energy (prana) in ways that we can really feel.
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A WEE BIT
"In 2014, I was gifted a ticket for a huge yoga event at The National Museum of Scotland. There was 200+ yogis in the hall and I was in awe of the teacher guiding us through this mysterious practice. It was so challenging but I left the event with this weird calmness I had never felt before. I decided there and then that this was my path and I started practising daily and going to as many classes as I could afford to.
In 2016, I took a trip to India to learn more. It was there I completed my 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training. The rich culture surrounding yoga and massage in India opened up a new aspect of my spiritual practice. I felt a deeper connection to my breath, body and mind and I wanted more than anything to share this wonderful practice with as many people as possible.
On my return to Scotland, I continued my training as an apprentice teacher for one year with an Edinburgh based school called Union Yoga Charity. I learned from many mentors and developed my practice and teaching in various styles including Breathwork, Meditation, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha and Hot Yoga.
Since then, I continue to teach and I will forever be a student."