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Yoga inspiration or yoga exploitation?

June 15, 2017

Some of you might already have seen the video starring the international yoga teacher Briohny Smith did for the US fitness chain Equinox some six years ago. At the time the clip caused quite an uproar (mainly in the US, not sure if anybody in Europe cared…) as some considered it to be portraying yoga in an overtly sexual way, not representing the “true spirit” of the practise…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

New Yoga Classes in Mazotos, Larnaca

May 23, 2017
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Working together with Hadjios Valley Villas and Gym in Mazotos, Larnaca,  I am now offering three weekly classes at their premises. We want these classes to be accessible to everybody in the community of Mazotos, the nearby villages and also the tourists visiting us. This is why we offer the classes at a very reasonable price, with three different pricing options to choose from. The classes are taught…

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What is Yoga Therapy?

December 30, 2016

There is a good article that has been coming up on my Facebook feed a lot lately on how Western health professional are increasingly aware of the benefits yoga therapy can bring to patients. In the recent years there has been more and more clinical research highlighting positive impact yoga can have in alleviating back pain, anxiety, insomnia and cardiovascular diseases. As yoga therapy is inherently holistic, it…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

Patience, Where Are Thou?

December 19, 2016

“Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, difficulty, or annoyance without getting angry or upset.”  Patience can mean different things to us, and its definition can also vary depending on the situation. Usually patience has an underlying realisation that we want, need  – or lack – more self-control in situation we face. Here are few thoughts on how to map where we stand on this issue and…

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Yoga During Winter 2016

December 8, 2016

***This page will be updated if and when new public classes are scheduled.*** The A-Z Class is now on Christmas break, we start again on Wednesday 4th January at 17:00. New and old yogis are welcome, drop in class will be 12€ or you can pay 45€ for the month. I have a semi-private class every Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:00 at the A-Z Physio Health in Strovolos,…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

Yoga for Pregnancy

December 8, 2016

Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy for several reasons. In addition to the “general” (in the absence of a better word…) benefits I talked about earlier here, here’s a few pregnancy specific points that are interesting: An asana practise can be very grounding both physically and emotionally: It can literally improve balance as the centre of gravity of the body shifts during pregnancy. It also offers hightened…

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Belly breathing

November 25, 2016

Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to encounter many people new to yoga. The best part of this, in addition to of course guiding the practise, is all the questions I get, not the least because it gets my brain ticking too. One of the most common questions is about the diaphragmatic breathing, also called belly or abdominal breathing. Whilst this is the most…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care

November 11, 2016

This post was first published in HappyGirlYoga. Lue suomalainen versio teksistä tästä. No matter how busy we are, there are several ways to practice self-care everyday., These are the moments we put ourselves first. It’s not necessarily about getting a mani-pedi ahead of a an event, or having time for a cup of coffee. In addition to taking care of our basic needs, we also need to decompress…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

2 Easy Breathing Techniques to Calm the Mind

October 20, 2016

Breathing. Natural, pretty essential and still so many ways of doing it. Many of us tend to breath with our chest only, i.e. only using the top part of our lungs. Yet, the power of the belly breath is far greater than we realise and deep breath works on many levels: it can bring almost instantenous stress relief, improves oxygen intake (surprise, surprise) and helps to detoxify your…