It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.

Mahatma Ghandi


Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to join’ or ‘union’. I like to think the practice of yoga unites an individual’s body, mind and soul, and prepares them to live life with awareness.

The practice of asanas (postures) is only one aspect of the Eight limbs of Yoga. The philosophy of Yoga Vida (Vida meaning ‘life’ in Spanish) is yoga is more than just an exercise or practice of postures. Our aim is to promote these eight steps that act as a guideline on how to live a purposeful and meaningful life. 

Philosophy of Yoga

The practice of yoga works on our physical body increasing strength, flexibility and balance. But yoga can work deeper to cleanse and detoxify our organs, and improve function of the main systems of the body for example respiratory, digestive, endocrine. On a mental level, yoga can be calming as we take control of the minds endless chatter through correct breathing and meditation. Our concentration and focus improves and we can efficiently go about our daily lives which can be so demanding in this world we live in. 

My classes work on the energetic fields, the subtle part of us we cannot feel or touch. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes of energy, known as chakras. When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion. I like to tap into these chakras freeing up the energy in the direction of where you want it to go. 

Yoga Nidra is fast becoming popular as it is one of the deepest forms of meditation. You experience stillness in a dreamless sleep whilst staying awake (yes hard to get your head around it!). We can access deep impressions that have formed and create new positive ones with affirmations and regular practice. 

So in the demanding fast-paced world we live in, these ancient teachings that have been handed down have proven to still hold value. More and more people are turning to holistic approaches such as yoga to help prevent and sometimes cure ailments, and to live a balanced and happy life. I hope yoga can help you in whatever way you need it.