The ancient sage Patanjali brought us Yoga " for the serenity and sanctity of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech and medicine for the perfection of health”.
Moreover, the real point of Yoga , Patanjali states in Yoga sutra 1.2 is to "restrain or control the mind".
I discovered Yoga at university and experienced how it helped me keep fit and deal calmly with stressful situations. Since university I practiced irregularly but after moving to Hong Kong in 2008 I started attending regular classes again. and decided that I wished to learn more.
In 2016 I completed 200 hours teacher training with Sudevi of Yoga Paramgati (www.yogaparamgati.com), certified by Yoga International Alliance. Since then I have been sharing my knowledge by teaching small groups at different venues in Hong Kong and overseas.
Asanas or physical postures are only one of the 8 limbs of Yoga designed specifically to enable the student to be able to sit comfortably for meditation. Many physical problems are helped by practicing regularly but if only Asanas are taught you are merely training to be a gymnast and are missing out on discovering the peace and joy of what lies within. If you can learn to control and befriend your repetitive thoughts you can then access the infinite space of your true nature (atma) and the supersoul (Paramatma) or divine consciousness.
I offer beginners and regular students of Yoga, holistic classes in which I teach a combination of warm ups, stretching, strengthening and balancing postures (Asanas), breath work (Pranayama), focusing or concentration (Dharana), and inner reflection (Pratayahara), touching on the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Every class ends with shavasana, a practice of deep relaxation and reflection in which you can enter a state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. When all these elements of Yoga are combined, even in just a 1 hour class, it is possible to feel deeply calm, energised and optimistic.
“I want everyone to be able to access the benefits of Hatha Yoga. Whatever your age, whatever health problems you may have, whatever state of physical or emotional fitness you are in,Yoga can help. Detoxifying, strengthening, stretching, balancing exercises combined with the conscious breath and a calm mind, are immensely beneficial for your whole being. Try it. Come with the courage to be challenged and an open heart and mind. Learn to find that inner space where all the nectar of Life exists. You will not be disappointed.”
Hatha Yoga ~ Mar 2016 completed 200 hours Yoga Alliance International teacher training with Sudevi of Yoga Paramgati (www.yogaparamgati.com).
Accessible Yoga ~ May 2019 short course with Hersha Chellaram, of Yama Foundation, Hong Kong (www.yamahk.org).
I am starting small evening classes on my rooftop , at my home in Tong Fuk village from Wednesday 4th August 2021 19:30-21:00 (if no rain!)
However if you feel shy about coming to a group class I also offer private lessons for individuals at your home or mine.