“Elongation and extension can only occur when the pulling and the pushing comes to an end; this is the revolution” Vanda Scaravelli
It’s all too tempting to push and pull our bodies as we try to replicate yoga poses. It can seem as though achieving a particular shape is the goal, but perhaps we can approach our practice with a different ambition. Maybe we can aim to become more sensitive and compassionate to our bodies. Maybe we could seek ease and pleasure in movement. Perhaps our postures could unfold delicately on the tide of our breath.
In this workshop we will explore how beginning by folding inwards into deep flexion and paying lots of attention to what we can sense within ourselves might allow elongation and extension to happen naturally from within.
Tanya Love teaches an exploratory, anatomically intelligent form of yoga, dedicated to listening to your body. She trained at Triyoga and has studied anatomy in depth. Her practice is also influenced by her training in Hakomi, a mindfulness based form of body psychotherapy, and she considers yoga and movement practices to be profoundly theraputic. Her teaching is sensitive and her classes are light hearted and inclusive.