Yoga has been a big part of my life for the last 6 years, not just as a physical practice but through the more subtle aspects, philosophy and pranayama.
Originally I utilised the asana as a form of mobility to help enhance my martial arts and many other aspects of my movement, before realising there was a lot more to this. After a couple of years of practice and study my wife and I completed our teacher training at Samahita retreat, Thailand, under the guidance of Paul Dallaghan.
Since this point we have continued to study and teach, spending a full year of that at Samahita retreat working alongside and learning from Paul and other incredibly knowledgable teachers before moving back to the UK in 2016. Ellie and I both hold 500hr RYT qualifications.
The practice of yoga is deeply rooted in it's multi limbed approach and requires time to study, practice and digest. I have moved towards teaching a form of flow that covers a multidirectional approach to improve the way an individual moves, enhancing the human experience as a whole and not just the movement patterns that are confined to the mat.
For more information on teacher trainings, enhanced learning and any aspect of Yoga, please message me.
Mobility is important as it allows us to express our full movement (kinetic) potential. Flexibility on the other hand is confined to limited ranges of motion and doesn't necessarily require any form of strength. I believe that all mobility should work hand in hand with strength and control, as without these injuries can occur.
I have learned aspects of mobility over the last 15 years from Martial arts drills, Yoga asana, Functional range conditioning, Ido Portal's Corset methodology, Tactical movement patterns and gymnastics.
All mobility works simultaneously with stability to maintain the integrity of the joints and connective tissues. Via one to ones and workshops these elements are communicated to the practitioners to promote the development of a resilient and functional body dependent on their focus.
For more information on learning mobility sequences that can be used to improve overall health, movement and develop your existing practices please click the link below.