Hello beautiful people :)
My name is Rakinder and I have been practicing yoga for over ten years personally now. I decided that I wanted to share my love of yoga with others and teach classes of varying intensity to cater for all bodies and minds. Yoga is not just for the super flexible or those that can hold the poses for longest, it can be for everyone. I gained my certification in Rishikesh, India, specialising in postural adjustment and yoga therapy, after seeking authenticity and wanting a traditional approach to yoga and its philosophy. I try to incorporate spirituality in my classes and emphasise pranayama and its importance with and without movement. I like the contrast that comes with slow and fast and the awareness that our bodies have the ability to be both, just like our breath. I demonstrate asanas, like to adjust students and provide postural recommendations, and encourage students to set their own intention before the class to gain a sense of personal achievement at the end of the class. I encourage students to think of themselves on a ‘yoga journey’ and to know that their practice will transform and advance with every class they come to and that this transformation is beautiful.
My hatha classes start with Indian techniques of pranayama, followed by sun salutation variations, along with standing postures, inversions, and seating postures, and end with a long relaxation. I like to ‘strip-back’ all the complexity and encourage students to concentrate on the simplicity and fundamentals of yogic postures, using their bodies to create movement, space to breathe, and balance, and trying to connect the mind, body and breath through yogic union. In a busy, conventional work life, the hardest challenge can sometimes be sitting or standing. Or just being still. Sometimes the hardest part of it all is coming to the realisation that, aside from all the distractions, there is just us. Being.
So come and ‘be’ in a yoga class with me.