Whatever you are doing during our session together, you are invited to be present with and observe the body, movement and the breath. Letting the breath be the guide in the movement. Being aware of what IS and practicing in such a way to promote awareness, health and pain-free movement.
Use it or lose it…
It has been shown that when you stop making certain movements, movement becomes restricted. The body always gets tighter, to protect itself (physically and emotionally). That’s why, when you wake up you tend to feel like yawning and having a stretch, just to open everything up again. During our yoga practice the movements are very diverse, which usually is not the case in our daily lives. This practice helps you to keep or regain your range of motion.
In my experience, less really is more. Not so much moving less, but making simpler (and better) movements. It then becomes easier to (be present as you) breathe, be the observer and notice the subtle differences. Tension can be released and mobility increased. This will make you move better and become stronger, because you do not have to struggle through your physical compensation patterns anymore.
Just because you’re not working up a sweat, doesn’t mean nothing is happening!
When you practice mindful movement while upright, you will be guided into looking for stability before you move. Taking time to feel whether your body can support you in what you would like to practice. This way you will increase your body awareness and reduce the risk of injury.
During a more passive and restorative practice, you will learn to support the body, to allow it to wholly be able to let go and relax. Being totally comfortable will give you the space to really feel what is happening. Noticing where the breath is, how it is moving your body (or not) and what this might be telling you.
Stillness in Movement, Movement in Stillness
By taking the time to practice mindful movement, you really start to develop a sense of how you are, in that moment. This practice will then slowly start to integrate into your daily life, enabling you to be more present with whatever you might be doing. Then, the practice of becoming pain-free, strong and flexible is not just physical, but can also be translated into emotional strength and flexibility. The emotions that have shaped our bodies and have created our posture, can be changed. And by changing our posture, the holding patterns, our emotional state can be influenced and released.
Aiming for a life, where ageing means growth, not slowly falling apart.
If you are interested in working with me you can send me a message!
There are different ways to work with me:
- Through the online practices available in the shop.
- Privately in 1-on-1 yoga coaching (also via Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp, as long as there is video).
Therapeutic Yoga Coaching
During therapeutic yoga coaching there is full attention for your personal needs, wishes and challenges. Together we will focus on deepening your body and movement awareness (your proprioception: knowing where your body is in space).
You will learn to break movements down into simpler parts and practice these in a way that is functional, without pain and compensation. You will be guided in sensing the movement itself, understanding what is happening and developing your proprioception. This will help you move better and help you out in the long run, instead of being a quick fix.
Yoga coaching will help you to increase you body and movement awareness, reduce pain and create more freedom and happiness.
Therapeutic yoga coaching can either be in person or through skype (or any other videocalling method).
The first therapeutic yoga coaching session will be 75 mins, to be able to discuss the intake form. After every session you will receive an email with a summery of your personal movement plan.
Therapeutic yoga coaching*
€180 – 6 sessions (60 min) in 2 months (starter pack)
€75 – 2 sessions (60 min) per month (follow up pack)
€40 – single session (60 min)
*These are the current traineeprices.
If you are in a financially challenging situation, don’t hesitate to contact me to look at the possibilities!