Private Yoga Lessons with Jen
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 the decades of teaching yoga, and through my personal practice, my teaching has evolved to address the REAL 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.
These are the pillars of Yoga as a living inquiry.
I honour and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, health and meaning.
I would love to work with you on your specific needs.
Lessons can be face to face or via Zoom. Please get in touch to discuss how I can help you reach your goals.