Mindful Movement - Yoga & Dance
What is Yoga?
To sum it up in one sentence seems impossible.
Yoga is a practice which focuses on bringing harmony to the many layers of self. The word yoga is derived from the meaning "to yolk" or unite. For me, yoga is the practice of remembering who I am and forgetting; becoming my subconscious programming.
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, section 1.2, "yoga is the cessation of the modifications, or fluctuations, of the mind."
Therefore yoga is the continuous practice of returning to the present moment and exercising awareness of the thoughts and emotions that may arise.
Using Asanas (poses) paired with Pranayama (breath), we can create space in our body and minds to embody our authentic nature.
The Yoga mat is a metaphor. How you practice is how you live (just like I say with the breath - how you breathe is how you live).
You don't need to be flexible or strong to begin your Yoga journey...
You just need the willingness to start.
Join one of my beginner classes to establish good foundations so that you can stand in Tadasana (mountain pose) and life unshakeable, grounded and strong.
I hope to connect with you on your mat soon.
Benefits of Yoga
Improves strength and flexibility
Improves heart health, circulation and metabolic function
Improves balance and proprioception
Reduces inflammation and will detoxify the body
Increases confidence and acceptance of self
Decreases anxiety and depression
Heightens emotional intelligence, focus and overall mindfulness
Dec 11 - Dec 17
Dance and Mindful Movement
Dance is a performing art. A practice often paired with music to invite people to express themselves through movement.
As a classically trained Ballet instructor with an extensive background in dance training, my mission is to FREE others in their self expression. So often we busy ourselves with fitting into what's "normal" that we limit our ability to listen to the flow of our bodies and creativity.
I hear many people say "I can't dance" which is exactly what I'm talking about. Anyone can dance!
I use this modality to help people embody liberation;
To help women explore their divine feminine nature;
and kids to expand their creative thinking.
There are so many benefits to dancing, the same as Yoga.
Motion is the lotion for the body.
Add good music and good company and you'll transform with rhythm.
Check out my Dance Studio in Port Moody, BC for local classes or Community Circles for more details.
I promise you... you can dance.