Self-love comes from self-knowledge. Yoga is a journey inwards, to find the seat of your true self. It is a highly personal journey as we all start off at a different place. Yet, the endpoint is always the same - peace, serenity, good humour, detachment, slowing down and just more JOY in life, in the simple and wonderful fact of your own existence.
We all need a kind but serious guiding hand along the way. Yoga is an oral tradition that is passed from teacher to student. It is not one-size-fits-all and it cannot be learned from books or videos. However, yoga can be taught online in one-to-one classes.
I teach private classes - either here in Altea or online - to give you the best and truest experience of this ancient and yet thoroughly modern practice. I create personalised yoga practices for you to take home and do in your own time. We then meet again to solve any problems and to modify the practice. This progressive teaching method of yoga is called Vinyasa-Krama and is part of the Viniyoga technique. Viniyoga is a logical and highly pedagogical method of yoga teaching. It is not a "style" of yoga as such. Rather, it is a philosophy of how hatha yoga should be taught. Yoga adapts to the person, not the person to the yoga.
Book a taster class and see for yourself. A taster class lasts 30 minutes and costs only 15€. If you decide to book further classes, this 15€ is discounted from the first booking.
Life takes it out of you, massage puts it back. It's true, life can be stressful and frustrating and tiring. Put the spark back in your life and find time for self-care. Book in for a massage, a hot stone massage, a lymph drainage, a reflexology or facial massage. I am here to help you get back into your body and to live with less pain and more joy! The massaged body is a beautiful body, skin nourished by precious oils, lumps and bumps softened, movements smoothed by relaxed muscles...
Massage is always a manual therapy, done with the hands. Fascinating to think that the physical pressure of the hands, and their radiant energy (warmth) is translated by the skin into electrical nerve impulses that travel to the brain and stimulate neuro-transmitters.
Massage has a profoundly relaxing effect on the Central Nervous System. The act of relaxing helps body&mind in so many ways. During the lockdown of Spring 2020, those who live alone sadly became all too aware of the need for touch. Touch therapies work. Book yourself a massage and see for yourself. I am honoured to be your therapist.
Just relax, they say. If only it were that easy. Worry, fear of the future, rumination, regret, rancour, loneliness, grief and nightmares all conspire to keep us from truly relaxing. Even at night - especially at night - our thoughts and emotions assail us, even torture us. But, help is at hand! With guided meditation, sound healing and the laying on of hards, I can help you find the deepest levels of relaxation. In a quiet and darkened room, warmly swaddled and kindly cared for, you can finally relax.
Anxiety, depression, insomnia and even suicide are on the increase in Western societies. This is tragic given all that we have achieved in terms of standards of living, healthcare and education. Why is is that now, when we are more secure than ever before, we seem to feel worse? Instead of celebrating our achievements, we are drowning in our own sorrows because of how we think, and how we think about how we think.
The mind is the last frontier, it is still the great unknown. Most of us know a little about the body and even less about the mind. Thankfully, yoga has an extremely clear understanding of the constructs of the mind.
You can trust me to hold space for you, to accompany but never intrude, to help you feel safe and to let you drift peacefully into the state of yoga nidra, a conscious relaxation that seems like sleep but is nothing like sleep.
This is a blend of techniques that is highly personalised and you will not find anywhere else. Sessions last 90 minutes, and I will give you a recorded guided meditation to use at home. Book a session, lie down, let me help you to relax.