Continued Education: Yin yoga

Continued Education: Yin yoga

My training | Wednesday 10th June 2020

This pandemic has certainly compromised a lot of plans for all of us. As far as I'm concerned, this year I had the intention to attend a Yin yoga training. Yin yoga is a type of yoga that targets both deep connective tissues and fascia throughout the body. It is a type of yoga which is static, where poses are held for a longer period of time. The goal is to try and stay still, and let time and gravity soften the joints to create space in the body. It is also a meditative practice, because standing still is difficult, especially for the mind. Fortunately, my school - Sampoorna Yoga - has released a qualifying online course. So I took advanta...

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My training | Monday 1st April 2019

First aid kit for a month of yoga in India

First aid kit for a month of yoga in India

Since I came back from India a few people have approached me asking what I packed for my trip. I came prepared. On the facebook group Sampoorna created a few weeks before the trip some students where boasting about how they managed to only pack a cabin luggage for a month abroad. Personally I had an entire cabin luggage for my first aid kit (which challenges what I consider as first aid, I know). I’m not saying that it was needed - I ended up using only half of the stuff I came with - bu...

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My training | Tuesday 23rd October 2018

YTT: Final week

YTT: Final week

It’s 7am on Tuesday and I feel like I’m having a lie in. Almost all the students have left Sampoorna, only a few who are travelling before heading back home are attending the daily drop in classes. It’s pretty obvious that we’re having a hard time to let go. I felt that the energy during the last week of the training was really different. Although most of us were anxious with regards to the final test, the overall vibe was quite peaceful. We were focused and we were vibrating in unison.

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My training | Sunday 14th October 2018

YTT: week 2

YTT: week 2

Week two is ending today and I can’t believe next week will be the final one of this yoga teacher training. I feel like I’m just at the beginning of this journey and I want to learn more and more. Although I think I also need some time to process all the food for thoughts we’ve been fed with, and get some time to reflect and experience it too. Week 2 has been different from week one. We now know each other way better and we’re also quite settled in our routine: wake up at 6am, asana practice ...

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My training | Monday 8th October 2018

YTT: week 1

It’s the end of the first week of my 200h Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training and it’s been quite an intense one. Three mornings this week we’ve had a 2h ashtanga practice led by our ashtanga teacher ...

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My training | Saturday 6th October 2018

First days in India

I’m in India. This is incredible. I had never been to India before so I asked people around before going. They all told me it would be both extraordinary and harsh. I’ve only spent a week in Goa and I already understand why. I’m staying at Agonda, a sm...

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