Yoga to me is a life long journey, a toolkit, a balancing act, an art of living.
In each class I aim to bring a balance of strength and flexibility, power and softness, inhalation and exhalation, fun and introspection. I use tools such as asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation to create that space and time out from busy daily life.
Ayurvedic massage is a key part of the daily and seasonal lifestyle routines called Dinacharya and Rutacharya, harmonising the body and mind during times of change.
The Atreya Abhyanga® method is a full body massage using warm oils. It works on both the physical and psychological level and enables the rebalancing and harmonising of the 5 elements (ether, wind, fire, water, earth) in our bodies which present themselves in the form of three humours - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This massage is based on life force/vital energy or prana in Sanskrit and the therapist's mental presence.
An Ayurvedic consultation consists of observation, and a series of questions to determine what disturbances have caused an imbalance (Vikriti) by an excess of a certain Dosha. Individualised lifestyle and dietary tips are then given to help target the imbalance.
In September 2021, I am starting a course on Dravyaguna and will be learning more about Ayurvedic herbal remedies which I then hope to put into practice from 2022.