The Simply Soulful Approach is a little wacky, but it’s definitely still yoga…
A few of my yoga classes may seem a little wacky or unconventional to some, especially to yoga purists. However, I like to think of them as progressive and innovative; a fun way of blending the old with the new.
My vision is to make yogic practice fun and accessible to all, reaching out to those who may otherwise think it too difficult, too traditional or too spiritual to attend yoga classes.
From yoga on a stand-up paddle board; yoga with a cream tea to yoga with goats; sand between your toes and even glow-in-the-dark yoga. Wacky and out of the box? Yes, they are. That’s the idea – to introduce something new, fun and different.
What is important to emphasise, however, is this. Despite my unconventional, seemingly light-hearted yogic approach, the true philosophy and traditions of yoga practice are interwoven throughout ALL of my classes and form an integral part of my life.
I instil in my students the importance of working only within their own personal limitations and differentiate asanas within each class for all levels of experience. All my classes emphasise the importance of marrying the breath with mindful movement as an essential part of our practice.
Classes focus on enhancing posture, balance, concentration and confidence. They relax, stretch and expand the body, mind and soul; inviting joy, laughter, compassion and connection within ourselves, with each other, and the natural world around us. My style may not be purist – but my intention is.
On a final note, here are some conventional scientific facts to further support my unconventional yogic approach.
Relaxation reduces stress … by lowering cortisol levels.
Laughter reduces pain … by increasing endorphin levels.
Cultivating a deeper connection with people, animals and nature makes us feel happier … by increasing oxytocin and dopamine levels.
So, if you like innovation and the idea of inviting more love, laughter and joy into your life, book into one of my Simply Soulful Yoga classes, workshops or retreats for a happy uplift!
I look forward to seeing you on the mat, water, beach or farm very soon…. Namaste xx