My yoga teaching will equip you with tools and practices to go within; to ground and centre, enhance self regulation, manage pain, discharge tension and trauma, soothe anxiety and shift perspective. Most importantly my classes provide a platform to be completely present to your whole self.
Over my many decades of teaching yoga, and through my personal practice, my teaching has evolved to address the challenges we all face now – mental health, physical pain and disconnection.
The Pillars of my teaching include:
Self Compassion and Self Acceptance – the foundation to any inner work and all yoga practice. This is an process of accepting our actual, present-moment experience. When we shut out any part of who we are and what we feel, we suffer. This is a heart opening process – to all of who we are and all of life.
Conscious Movement – becoming aware of the body, releasing tensions, increasing circulation, improve spine health and posture, flexibility, strength and balance for a strong, supple and vital body.
Conscious Breathing – the breath has biological effect on our mental, emotional, and physical state, which produces a meditative and soothing state of mind as well. The breath is the vehicle for life force ( Prana or Qi), through conscious breath and movement we direct and harness vital life energy.
Self Inquiry – Reflective, contemplative awareness. Working with the nature of the mind. Reality testing our thinking by questioning stressful thoughts and mental narratives, seeing how emotions live in our bodies and how they affect our behaviour and our minds.
Spiritual Connection – Connecting to something greater than yourself. Whatever you deem this to be. A benevolent energy that we are all connected to and supported by.
These are the pillars of Yoga as a living inquiry.
I honour and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, health and meaning.
We are all enriched through coming together as a community to breathe, move and awaken.
I look forward to seeing you on the mat soon,
Jen Hamilton is the owner of Core Life Yoga and has been teaching Yoga for 25 years. Jen’s Yoga Teachings are known to have a powerful effect. Her teachings are accessible, precise and intelligently crafted to bring you into greater harmony and balance. Jen’s classes are guided by her ability to teach Yoga with an approach that honours each practitioner’s unique
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