I am Nancy Pallares, French national (mother Armenian and Father French Catalan), arrived in the UK in 1997 after several travels, and long journeys. None of my voyages made me feel more rooted than the one I am having with Yoga.
Yoga has become part of my daily life since the first day I sat on my mat.
After many years of practicing different types of Yoga, I connected mostly with the practice of Ashtanga.
I was very fortunate to cross the path of Luiz Veiga, a very inspiring teacher and student of Sri. K Pattabhi and Sharath Jois. He has guided me throughout my transformation journey and still does. Luiz has shown me the " Mirror of Yoga".
I regularly attend workshops organised by well known Ashtanga teachers, such as Kino Mc Gregor.
I am a British School of Yoga Hatha and Ashtanga qualified. I am also registered at the Independent Yoga Network.
The message I would like to pass on is that we have the whole Universe inside of us; yoga helps us to explore it and to discover ourselves.
Start and explore this internal world….and embrace what unfolds!
Ashtanga yoga is a practice transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. In Sanskrit, it means “eight-limbed”, based on the eight ancient steps with which a yogi reaches enlightenment in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. The Ujjayi Breathing (the sound of Ocean) is key to the practice and sets the pace of the movements.
Also the set sequence, which can be practiced as a dynamic meditation, will help the practitioner to improve mind and body balance.
Most forms of yoga are dynamic nowadays, active practices are designed to work only half of our body, the muscular half , or if you'd prefer the "yang" tissues. Yin yoga allows us to work on the other half, the deeper tissues of the body.
Yin Yoga is a practice where postures are held in a passive manner for up to 4 minutes. This length of time is used to open into the thicker layers of connective tissues around the body.
During this time of stillness, the physical, energetic, emotional and mental states of being are refined and aligned through heightened inner awareness. It is very much an inward journey! A beautiful universe to discover! Music is very present in my classes to nurture body and mind.
The Mysore style of Yoga is not a led class but rather all instruction is one - on – one within a group class. Students arrive quietly into the practice room and practice their own Ashtanga sequence. Each student is given their sequence according to their ability. With a regular practice, the student will gain more stamina, flexibility, strength and concentration, the teacher then will add some further asanas to the sequence as and when the student is ready.
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On-site yoga classes. Bringing some wellbeing into your workplace. Creating space on your desk but also in your mind. Your mind like your inbox needs to be cleared time to time to let calm and stay cool.
Benefits of bringing your mat to your office:
Reduce back pain, neck pain and headaches
quicker response time
faster problem solving skills
happier at work
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