My yoga teaching will equip you with the tools and practices to go within, 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 many years of teaching yoga, and through my personal practice and life experience, my focus is clear – to offer practices that address real life challenges to support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
The Pillars of my teaching include:
Self Compassion and Self Acceptance – the foundation to any inner work and all yoga practice. This is a ‘soft’ process of accepting our actual, present-moment experience, of embracing our own humanity. When we shut out any part of who we are and what we feel, we suffer.
Conscious Movement – Our bodies need and love movement. My classes will encourage diversity of movement for optimum health through all ages. Through Yoga Postures, Functional Movement Patterns and Myofascial Release we increase mind/body awareness, circulation, tissue integrity, spinal health and overall posture. We release accumulated tensions and build, flexibility, strength and balance for a strong, supple and vital body.
Conscious Breathing – the breath is a potent tool which has a biological effect on our mental, emotional, and physical state, which produces a meditative and soothing state for the mind and nervous systems which allows restoration and healing. Through breath awareness and practices we direct and increase life force ( Prana or Qi)
Self Inquiry – Reflective, contemplative self awareness. Working with the nature of the mind by reality testing our thinking, questioning stressful thoughts, mental narratives and emotional patterns that direct our behaviour and cause us to suffer. Self–inquiry invites the habitually hidden parts of our being into awareness so we can see reality clearly from the deepest truth of who we are.
Unite – with our own humanity (pain, fears, joys..all of it) means we can unite with each other as One, there is no separation from Self or Other.
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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