Welcome to kalmkarma yoga
I use a yin and yang approach in my yoga sessions and also combine my knowledge and experience of vipassana meditation, Thai massage and energy healing into my teaching style. I include flowing sequences to music, warming of the muscles, improving stamina and flexibility before moving towards holding the poses, releasing connective tissue (fascia), relaxing the cells, encouraging healing and energy flow.
The sequence of postures (asana) vary from week to week, always beginning with a gentle warm-up and variations of sun salutations. The yang masculine characteristic uses vinyasa style, connecting the incoming and outgoing breath synchronized with movement. The yin feminine characteristic involves being in the pose and softening for approximately 3 mins. I intuitively add pranayama-breathing exercises, mudra to enhance energy flow and mantra sacred sound depending on the needs of the group. A guided relaxation/ meditation closes the session.
My own practice has awakened my flare for dance and free flow movement and I often bring elements of this into class as well as shaking the whole body which I have also found extremely beneficial. Shaking energizes the lymphatic system and stimulates the detoxification of all the cells.
Yoga has helped me understand and connect to myself and to the flow of life and nature . With much gratitude I am constantly learning and changing which I then bring to my teaching.
My classes are open to everyone from a complete beginner to someone that has been practicing for years. Special attention is taken into consideration for the level of each individual and modifications can be made.
The benefits of yoga are plentiful; here are just a few…
- Rejuvenates and strengthens the spine
- Energizes and relaxes the nervous system
- Detoxifies the body and aids digestion
- Improves coordination, balance and endurance
- Increases flexibility and tones the body
- Stretches the muscles and lubricates the joints
- Improves breathing, calms the mind and emotions
- Increases prana/energy flow within the whole body
Group sessions on zoom – To be confirmed
One to one yoga is a great way to explore its many benefits with individual attention. Often people can feel intimidated going into a busy class. With help one can learn the basics and be given postures, breathing exercises and meditations to suit their needs. I give one-to-one yoga classes in the comfort of your own home or on line via zoom.
Call Natasha on 07817868036. email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link.
Ever longed for a way to de- stress after a long day at work? Why not arrange something with your colleagues? I can arrange to come to your offices and host a yoga class in a large meeting or conference room.
To prepare for class…
A short questionnaire – to be filled in before class. All information will be treated in confidence and is for your safety and to improve the quality and enjoyment of your class. It is best not to eat before a class; allow approx. 2 hours for a meal to digest. Mats are provided; however do feel free to bring your own if you prefer. A blanket is recommended for extra comfort during relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and no shoes. Bare foot is best.
My Yoga Experience
I have been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 12. I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga which gave me a holistic understanding of all aspects of yoga. The duration of the course was spread over 3 years and covered Anatomy, yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation.
My love for yoga has taken me to Indian on many occasions over the past 20 years, exploring ashrams and meditation retreats giving me a greater understanding of its history and tradition. Here I experienced Vipassana retreats and training in the Krishnamacharya mandiram and the Sivananda ashram.
My introduction to yoga
My yoga journey began with meditation whilst travelling around Australia in 2000 which then lead me to a regular yoga practice on my return to the UK. The combination of yoga and meditation really helped bring my life into balance, giving me clarity and a sense of inner peace. Before leaving for Australia i suffered from frequent panic attacks. After being prescribed with beta blockers I knew I wanted to seek an alternative route. I found the answer with yoga and meditation which inspired me to become a teacher.