Finally, after thinking about and wanting it for such a long time, in two days' time I am hosting my first ever workshop! I am not alone in this however. Trying to give all the breadth and width of the richness of yoga to my classes in Newcastle, I didn't want my first workshop to be yoga related only. So, for this one I am working together with a very talented friend who has great experience in holding space for people to express themselves, dance, discover and simply be!
So, what we are offering this Sunday is a truly unique collaboration between two very different but essentially complementary disciplines: Life coaching and Yoga come together to offer their tools to participants who wish to understand better and manage successfully thought patterns that don't serve them any more.
Yoga, through the use of mantra and asana will serve to mobilise, soften and energise the body, therefore giving access to the more subtle layers of the mind. At that point, the incisive and intelligent enquiries of life coaching will be introduced by Nicola, thus helping the participants tune into the messages they receive from their body, recognise and understand what holds them back and walk away with the tools that will help them towards a more centered way of being.
I am looking forward to this new and unique collaboration which will hopefully facilitate ease and progress in inquisitive people's lives.
Ever since I started Canny Yoga, I found myself many times required to write a few things in order to explain or advertise what I do and why it is different.
These short paragraphs more or less reflected the theme of "sharing the gift of Yoga with the world" which, true as it may be, it also happens to be what 99% of yoga teachers say about our choice.
So, what is my own unique reason?
Yoga is so old and so alive at the same time, that each person who has been graced by its magic touch, is forever changed and irreversibly changes it. Yoga is the biggest democrat as it takes any form or any shape its thousands practitioners want to give it.
And this is why I am a yoga teacher. Because the shape or form my yoga has taken can strike a chord with people out there. I can be a teacher because some people can be my students. And as they learn from me, so I learn from them. Because ultimately we all walk our own path of fulfilment and we need a system (or two) that will help us dis-cover what lies inside so as to face what is outside.