AND GO SLOWLY
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Hello! If you’re looking for a yoga class to create a feel-good sensation in the body and mind, come along and practise with me. The good news? You don’t need to be flexible or calm to start practising yoga. You begin from wherever you are, regardless of age, shape or ability. We have all been beginners at one time.
As we are multidimensional beings, yoga is both ‘about and not about the body’. You may choose to practise yoga just to keep your body functional and healthy by building strength and mobility, but many yoga practitioners find that it also nourishes the many different aspects of life. It helps to release stress and tension, and at the same time build emotional and mental resilience. It provides perspective and tools to find balance in our fast-running, challenging world and put a smile on your face.
My name is Edyta - I am mum of 2 university students and 2 cats, wife of my best friend, food lover, nature watcher and amateur gardener.
I started my yoga journey as a teenager, back in post-communist Poland when yoga wasn't popular at all. It was bhakti yoga - a very mindful, heartfelt and introspective practice. As I turned 30, my experience with hatha yoga started in France. My yoga teacher at that time imbued in me with love for gentle movement and conscious breathing. In 2009, I was 36 years old when I completed my first yoga teacher training while living in the US. But it took me a very long time to start teaching yoga to the public, simply because I felt that completing 200 hours of training didn't make me a yoga teacher. It was just an invitation to learn how to teach yoga. I was also worried that teaching yoga would drain the pleasure of personal yoga practice out of my life. Therefore my steps were then very conscious and safe; in private sessions. In 2017, I started to provide regular yoga courses for the Adult Learning Education in Surrey, UK where I live now. An extremely positive feedback helped me to come forward with my offer to share yoga with the wider public.
I continually see myself as a student of yoga no matter how many years I teach. I always look for opportunities to learn, putting myself in the headspace of a beginner's mind, with all its curiosity and humility. In recent years, I qualified to teach yin yoga and meditation. And outside the field of yoga - I learned Reiki, pottery, cake decoration, Qigong, and 2 new languages (English included). And hopefully many more things for me to discover...
My Yoga & Meditation classes aim to promote well-being, self-awareness and inner peace in hope of creating new connections, within ourselves and with others.