Yoga & Therapy
Shala is a Sanskrit word meaning “home”. A yoga Shala is a gathering place for students of yoga to practice, share, experience and grow.
There is an essential connection between body, mind and spirit.
" Your thoughts, feelings , beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect your biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are. On the other hand, what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise, even our posture) can impact our mental state (again positively or negatively). This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies." - Patricia Hart, MD
Mind-Body exercises can be used to release the effects of built up trauma, they can contribute to the management of existing mental and physical health issues (including sexual problems), and can be used in our ongoing self-care routine.
Healthy relationships, whether with yourself or Other/s, depends on a healthy body & mind with a deeper connection to self.
My brother loves the saying "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything". Well, I stand for a well balanced, connected mind, body and spirit. I care deeply about helping people overcome what holds them back from experiencing the joy of who they truly are. I stand in MY TRUTH - all its beauty and rawness - and my purpose is to walk with others as they confront their truth, and embrace it.
Who are you? What are you?
You are more than the experiences you have had, you are more than societies expectations, your education, your waist size, the genitalia between your legs, your family, your bank balance and every other "box" you tick.
You are human. You are a divine expression on this earth.
When was the last time you really thought about that?
SO HUM: "I am He/She/That" in Sanskrit. In Vedic philosophy it means identifying oneself with the universe or ultimate reality.
Movement through yoga, mindfulness through meditation and connection through breathe are some of the most powerful tools in surviving, healing and thriving.
I am a Hatha Yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa. I have a special focus on using Pranayama and Meditation in the treatment of performance anxiety, trauma related to sexual issues, low self-esteem and confidence. These elements may be incorporated during one on one consultations or, you are welcome to join a group class at the Shala in Pennington.
I look forward to helping you embrace and love your beautiful self