My classes in Southampton (Highfield, Portswood and Shirley Warren) are integrative of the whole spectrum of Yoga, including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practice), relaxation and meditation. In that sense, a regular practice acts as Yoga therapy. All classes have an underlying philosophical theme linked to the classical Yoga texts.
I have an interest in using Yoga as a therapeutic tool. To that effect I took extended modules in disciplines that enhance the idea of wellness. Wellness does not necessarily mean being super fit and healthy; it just means being well in yourself whatever your physical condition might be. For me Yoga is a way of life and I am eager to learn more myself and share my experience.
In that train of thoughts, since my original training in 2014 with the BWY, I undertook further training to teach Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep, which induces deep relaxation, Satyananda). I trained with Julie Friederberger to teach "yoga to people living with cancer". I certified with Philip Xerri to be able to teach pranayama (breathing techniques). This summer I attended a 10 day Vipassana Meditation Course, a very intense, but transformative experience.
Besides regular sessions, I organised more specialised workshops: meditation, deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra), breathing techniques (Pranayama), Ayurveda (eastern philosophy that includes diet according to your constitution and asanas/postural work). I also did a couple of workshops at work (corporate training) on Yoga and meditation.