Yoga has been a part of my life for 18 years and over that time I have practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hot and Vinyasa Flow yoga styles. My favourite style and the one I teach is Vinyasa Flow as it unites the breath, body and mind in a seamless and beautiful way, bringing awareness, contentment and grace to those who practice it.
Within my practice of yoga I have a passion for Mudras, Mindfulness and the Chakra system and how each of these practices can influence our energy and wellbeing.
I have always been physically active, playing many sports such as netball, basketball, lacrosse and squash. For a number of years I trained in traditional karate Gojyuryu as well as being a teacher. I like to bring into my yoga practice techniques from other pursuits, so you may see core exercise work from Pilates as well as karate stances and warm up techniques. I believe in being creative in the way we practice yoga – it keeps it fresh and fun.
Catherine Jaschinski instructs the following:
Yoga flow classes are open to all regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner - they offer a deep reaching series of dynamic and static postures, emphasising the unity between breath and movement. Each class offers a complete Yoga experience, designed to gently stretch and strengthen the body, open the heart and expand the mind.
Through practice we learn to release tension or resistance in the body. This has an effect of calming the mind, expanding our awareness and connecting us to an unending source of inner peace. As a result we begin to feel a deep sense of physical freedom and can relax into the flow of life with greater ease. As our flow deepens we begin to live from an intuitive space, a space that is full of clarity and vitality. A space where anything is possible!
“It is not enough to simply take a step, that step needs to take us into the right direction and in the right way” - Vinyasa as described by TKV Deskichar