Private one-to-one sessions are focused on meeting your needs, goals and interests. We will work on the physical postures that your body most needs for alignment, flexibility and strength, and on the postures that will have the most beneficial physical and energetic effects for you. We can also focus on particular postures to work towards meeting a specific goal you may have, or to encourage calm and relaxation, or focus and concentration. Classes can also incorporate pranayama, meditation, and yoga nidra along with elements of Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda, and each class can be adapted to meet the needs of you and your body on the day.
Private sessions are also available for small groups.
Classes in Pisac
Wake-Up Stretch and Breathe
at Pisac Inca Guest House
Calle Huayna Picchu, Pisac
Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha
Yoga is the cesation of the fluctuations of the mind.
Sutra 1.2, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Why Practice Yoga?
The path of Yoga evolved in India an estimated 5000 years ago. The word 'yoga' has many translations, but is most commonly translated to mean 'to yoke or 'to unite.' Yoga is a spiritual discipline and science, rooted in Vedic Philosophy, which is concerned with spiritual discovery and, ultimately, union with the divine. Although today we tend to associate yoga with the popular physical practices, there are many systems of Yoga, some of which do not involve the body at all, focusing more on meditation, selfless action, spiritual study, or devotion to the divine.
Yoga teaches us that happiness and fulfilment cannot be found outside of ourselves, and provides us with tehniques to turn inwards, to explore and discover our own nature, and to understand our relationship with the world around us. The continuous dramas, assumptions and desires of the mind are identified to be the source of our suffering, and these practices work to calm and quieten the mind, and to bring us back to our most pure and natural selves, so that we can discover and enjoy the quiet peace that dwells inside of us.
Among its many benefits, practicing yoga can bring us an improved understanding of, and more positive outlook on, life; increased-self awareness; improved focus, discipline and concentration; and an overall improvement in physical, mental and emotional health.