I’m Nina, born in England, I’ve traveled widely teaching in India, Thailand, Bali and Germany.
I’ve been a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, Yoga Therapist and Meditation Facilitator since 2010, helping people to relieve pain, to heal, strengthen and restore body and mind to a harmonic state.
The flavour of my classes are welcoming, peaceful and down to earth with space for humour.
Interwoven into my lessons are methods of mindfulness, awareness of body, energy, emotions and thought which lead to an enhanced experience of self and the world around us.
As a Yoga Therapist, and Registered General Nurse, my knowledge of varying health issues enables me to give individual advice and suggestions.
I am also a certified Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher. http://rainbowkidsyoga.net
Tip for beginners:
Yoga is for everyone and everyone’s body is unique. Not being able to touch your toes is of little importance. Your journey is personal, always within your own limits and comfort zones. We start from where we are, concentrating on ‘how’ rather than ‘where’ we are going.
Awareness of breath, of how you feel in the posture, of the present moment during yoga practice leads to awareness in other areas of your life. Being present changes us, we notice more. We appreciate more. Through getting more in touch with the breath, body & the senses, day to day activities become less automatic, more joyful & alive.
When practicing asana (yoga postures) close your eyes, ask yourself if you are comfortable and steady. If not, how does it feel if you soften your efforts? Are you aware of your breath smoothly flowing in and out? Are you in the present moment or are your thoughts elsewhere?
The word yoga means union. Union of Body, Mind & Core Self.
It is an ancient Indian science & philosophy, it’s practice aimed at developing physical and psychological well being, increasing awareness, promoting reflection and self growth, and raising consciousness.
My classes combine a range of Hatha Yoga Asana (steady comfortable physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) to help align body & mind, promoting inner & outer strength, balance & the slowing of incessant ‘mind chatter’ preparing the path to meditation. The last 30 minutes of class are dedicated to yoga nidra practice.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.