Yoga styles offered by Marie
Hatha flow yoga
A fluid practice of breath co-ordinated movement. Strengthening, toning and great for alleviating stiffness, developing flexibility and increasing stamina. A predominantly "yang" style that targets the muscles of the body and mind. Each class will comprise some static longer held poses to further develop strength in specific areas and enhance mindfulness in your yoga practice. Pranayama (breath work), asana (postures), meditation, mudras (hand gestures) and final relaxation are fully incorporated in to this dynamic all round practice.
A quiet more meditative yoga which accesses the more feminine subtle "yin" energies. Yin yoga poses are long held so that the deeper layers of the body are nourished. The joints, ligaments, tissues, organs and meridians are stimulated to remove blockages and stagnation that goes deeper than the musculature. A demanding practice that instils quietness and stability of the mind, improving our capacity to deal with pain and reduce stress.
Yoga Nidra can be described as being a subliminal state of conscious effortless relaxation where the mind and body can rest most completely. It is a place where our true nature reveals itself and profound healing can take place as the soul reawakens, faulty thinking is challenged rationally and the body is allowed to restore and therapeutically heal.
It can be experienced by anyone and is adaptagenic to your needs. If you need to sleep, then sleep will come. If meditation is what you need, then this will come too. In its complete form, the capacity to empower, nourish and liberate are profound. Tailor made yoga nidra practices can be made between the student and teacher that eventually the student can practice without guidance. The practice soon evolves naturally whenever we invite it to as our intuitive guide silently welcomes the experience of yoga nidra. It is not always possible to register everything with the conscious mind, we need to transcend into deep relaxation to contemplate black and white thinking. By rotation of consciousness and contemplation of opposites we can reframe thoughts so they no longer trigger an anxious, aroused or a stressful state of being.
Marie studied the history and teaching of the different styles yoga nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli of the Yoga Nidra Network. For more information about this amazing practice, please stop by www.yoganidranetwork.com.