WELCOME TO MACK YOGA
With so many different styles of yoga and so many yoga teachers around these days, the most important thing, is to find a practice and a teacher that you personally connect with.
I teach in a way that helps you build strength, improve mobility and balance whilst having fun! The meditation (dhyana) and breathing (pranayama) also play an integral part of any class.
What is Yoga?
Let’s start with what it is not… It is NOT a religion. Yoga is a philosophy, a way of being, a way of thinking, a way of living. The roots and history of yoga are several thousand years old. Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras (around 2,000 years ago) are often seen as the seminal yoga text and still serve as a great source of reference for the practice of yoga today.
Much of what we see in the West these days is focussed on the physical aspects of yoga, and yet in truth, the bodywork is simply a vehicle to enable us to reach higher states of awareness.
I describe my style as Vinyasa Flow, which in Sanskrit means to transition between movements with the breath so that static asanas (postures) can flow. When you are ‘in the flow’ the practice becomes a moving medidation
To be more accurate, I would say my style is “Vaguely Vinyasa”. I believe practising a flowing and playful style of yoga improves overall mobility which will sustain range of motion throughout life. So I have incorporated elements of different styles and the most up-to-date understanding of anatomy and physiology for a fully integrated practice.
Above all I believe that yoga is for EVERYONE regardless of age, sex or physical ability. My intention is that it should be something we enjoy, we look forward to and most of all brings JOY!