YOGA & MEDITATION
Guided meditation with Anne is an inward journey connecting with and exploring our inner world. Intuitively guided Anne leads you through grounding, centring and connection techniques from the heart space of unconditional love and acceptance. Hands on Energy Balancing, Singing Bowls, Aromatherapy and Crystals or Reiki may be included.
YOGA with Anne
YOGA with Anne
Yoga, meaning to yoke, in reference to bringing together all aspects of the self, discovery, self realization and freedom. This requires dedication, perseverance and practice. A lifetime of practice.
There are Eight Limbs of Yoga, or eight steps on the journey to self realization. Typically we practice postures and breathing however, during a class we may notice, explore or arrive at some of the other steps yama (the practice of universal moral principals) niyama (the practice of personal disciplines) asana (postures), pranayama (breath) pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (focused attention) dhyana (meditation) samadhi (self realization)
In their book The Spirit of Yoga Cat De Rham & Michele Gill describe the eight fold path thus
" a long and winding road that leads to a narrow steep trail that leads to a thick and clinging forest through which you have to bushwack in ever increasing foreign territory before you find the clearing"
My observation of myself is that this journey is not linear, it ebbs and flows, and sometimes it doesn't and you may only get a glimpse of the clearing. And that it is perfect in its unfolding.
Private one on one or group sessions (max 6) available at my home studio in Notch Hill
whatever style you choose, my method of teaching Yoga meets you where you are. You are encouraged to observe, inquire and explore. Using the breath as your guide to deepen your awareness and connection with your body, mind, heart and soul.
Hatha Yoga: Ancient in origin, it is an asana practice to suit everybody, guided by the instructor yet mindful of your own body, you chose the depth of practice that suits you in the moment. You may dive deeper into a pose one day, and less the next. your body, your practice, your yoga. Always.
ALL CLASSES ARE SUITABLE FOR EVERYBODY
Hatha Flow: An active class, flowing through a variety of postures. Seated, standing, moving, laying, twisting.
Yin Yoga: with its roots in Hatha Yoga, Yin differs with the emphasis on passive poses held for longer periods of time in order to access the deeper connective tissue, to mobilize and strengthen joints and ligaments. Warming up the body with a little flow.
Mindfulness Yoga: Super slow practice, using the breath to move your body in a nurturing and meaningful way, how slow can you go?
Chakra Yoga: Using specific active and passive asanas (postures), pranayama (breath) and visualization to balance the Chakras (7 energy centres of the body).
Restorative Yoga: Practiced either seated or laying down, using various yoga props to support the body in passive poses for an extended length of time. I liken it to full body meditation.
Gentle Yoga: A gentle Hatha practice.
Yoga Nidra: Described as Yoga Sleep, restful and restorative in nature, this is a guided method of relaxation for every fibre of your being.
Chair Yoga: Ideal for those who feel more comfortable sitting in a chair rather the on the floor for seated poses and to use for aiding balance in standing postures
Seniors Chair Yoga
For strength & Flexibility Ideal for folks with limited movement, using a chair for postures and support.
Kids Yoga: For Children 4-6, 7-9 & 10 -12 Using stories, themes and interaction we practice postures, breathwork, stillness....(and sometimes silliness)