My approach is about training your body in a way that means you can do the things you want all the way into old age, a body that allows you to lead a life with ease. It is based on being balanced and intelligent with your movement, how you train, how you stay well, how you adapt so that you give yourself all the skills you need to be truly fit and healthy for your whole life.
For those of you that are like me, and totally in love with running / cycling / hiit (insert other movement which is tough on your body), it is about trying to find the sweet spot between obsession (not great) and working passionately (i.e. like you actually love yourself) where you achieve great things!
Don’t get caught up in the crowd, approach life with ease and remember #balanceisbadass.
How does this approach feel?
Anyone who has been to my classes will tell you that the overall feeling is energetic, empowering, supportive, fun but packed full of learning. Here are what some of my regular students think.
How I came to create this approach
I’ve been there. A part of my life I lost to obsessive thoughts about food, fitness and how I could get thinner and more control (even once I was considered a healthy normal adult). Bad times, I’m so glad they’re behind me, but this is exactly why I get
Over the years my yoga has changed – really quite a lot. From the rigid, posture focused hot yoga styles, finding its way to the ease approach with Strala and has ended up at Core Strength Vinyasa, an anatomy based yoga that focuses on the transition of the body in healthy, strength based ways to eventually (maybe) finding a final asana. I’m also massively inspired by martial arts and Feldenkrais practices. Why?
‘I did what I knew, and when I knew better I did better’. – Maya Angelou
I am a firm believer in this saying. Put simply, as we learn more about the body from ever improving science we learn how to move better. Yoga has been around for years yes, but actually we know more now, especially with how to support the modern human body. So whilst many of the traditional approaches may have been the best that could be done at the time doesn’t mean it’s the best now.
My personal yoga movement practice has become a hybrid of functional movements, intelligent deep core line infused flows, higher intensity moves and seriously slow neurological based movements learnt through Hanna Somatics and Feldenkrais. All of this supports me to run with less and less injury and more ease! We are not just teachers, we are also students. We are on a journey too and when we find things that work better for our bodies it is our job to pass it on.