Yoga and Mindfulness
I have been teaching yoga & mindfulness meditation since 2004, beginner and intermediate levels, to all age groups, including kids & teenagers and people with various ailments and chronic conditions such as MS, scoliosis, back pain, cancer & addiction recovery, ADD, depression, anxiety, panic attack, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and burnout. I have been also teaching pregnancy yoga for more than a decade now.
My yoga classes include mindfulness meditation, gentle Hatha flow and yin yoga postures, qigong routines, Tao Vinyasa flows, breath & energy body work, Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation, self healing rituals. My teaching style is a blend of trauma sensitive movements, somatic healing methodologies, wisdom of energy meridians and energy centers, aiming to regulate the nervous system, balance the flow of chi throughout the body, decrease tension, manage stress & anxiety, increase resilience and restore vitality.
The emphasis of my classes is creating awareness through the power of holistic healing tools, in order to maintain positive health and a balanced body-mind and spirit. I always aim to offer a safe, sacred, open space for students to meet with themselves, to encourage self -inquiry & self-empowerment and awakening their body's self-healing power, which is an invitation for a spiritual and transformative journey.
" I think of you and your lessons with a happy heart. They helped me a great lot at a very important time in my life.
Grateful forever." Michel
"Since I started the online yoga classes with Beste, I feel a great deal of improvement in my lower back pain. Aches and pains start to disappear and gradually, impossible poses are becoming possible. The classes helped me to restore flexibility, improve balance and stability. They also helped me a lot to reduce stress and improve mood. I am learning with Beste to achieve a higher level of connection, awareness between the mind, body & spirit. Yoga classes helped me a lot to have a deeper connection to and understanding of my self. I love the classes and the emphasis on observing rather than reacting." Mona
MY YOGA CLASSES
I offer extensive variations of yoga styles according to students' profile, needs and preferences. Below you can find the styles of yoga classes that have been described;
HATHA FLOW & MINDFULNESS: A gentle Yoga class, also suitable for beginners, that provides a good workout for the body, for creating positive & optimum health, helps relax your mind & rejuvenate your soul. This class offers an integrated and a holistic approach which consist of mindfulness meditation, slow flow movements, asanas (steady and comfortable postures), breathing awareness & exercises and deep relaxation.
YIN/YANG YOGA & MINDFULNESS: This program consists of mindfulness meditation, Yang sequences (Tao Vinyasa) and Yin Yoga poses and deep relaxation at the end. It is a program, where dynamic Yang flows and static Yin poses complement each other perfectly. This program has powerful beneficial effects on joints, connective tissue, facia, Chi flow in the body, plus it has emotional and mental therapathic long term effects. Please click here for a sample yin yoga practice.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: This is a meditation technique that is unconditional and easily applicable to daily lives. Roots of mindfulness meditation comes from "Shamata" and "Vipassana" which creates opportunity and opens space for insight & awakening toward one's inner self, whilst including outside world into the practice and practising being in the moment.
ENERGY BODY BALANCING: This is a 3-hour Holistic Wellness Workshop (can also be taught in 3 separate sessions) which will help create balance and vitality. Energy Body Balancing (EBB) is a combination of mindfulness meditation, spinal stretches, various energy medicine techniques, Tao vinyasa flow, the 5 element flow, Qigong movements, breath work and deep relaxation, which aims to create energetic & emotional balance in the body and mind.
YOGA NIDRA: Yoga Nidra or Yogic sleep is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The roots of yoga Nidra comes from the traditional tantric practice of nyasa. It is a powerful meditation technique, often referred to as deep relaxation with inner awareness.
PRENATAL YOGA: Prenatal yoga helps women before and after they give birth, as well as during the birthing process. The breathing and body awareness developed through yoga help pregnant women find balance between mind-body-spirit during the changes and different stages they live throughout their pregnancy. Prenatal Yoga has many benefits such as; improving strength, flexibility and endurance, reducing back pain and sciatica, relieving stress and anxiety and improving sleep. In addition, it aids digestion and helps maintain good posture.
RESTORATIVE YOGA: Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. This is a healing and transformative practice both for the body and mind.
RECOVERY YOGA: Recovery yoga focuses more on healing, somatic experiencing, using the powerful tools of yoga such as affirmations, mindfulness meditation, breathing, functional poses, deep relaxation and self healing ritual.
TEEN YOGA: The aim of Teen yoga is to to teach teenagers Hatha yoga, partner and group poses, meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation, to increase their awareness and help them better cope with anxiety and stress.
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