I have been teaching Hatha Yoga for 8 years.
Hatha Yoga is a soothing relaxing passive class for all ages and abilities includes the gentle slow practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper meditation. The focus in this class to help release the back, neck and shoulders, as well as increase your flexibility,
increase muscle tone and strength.
I also hold monthly 2 hour workshops in Shakti Dance this is a mixture of Kundalini yoga and free style dance. Taught in 8 phases incorporating kundalini Yoga, different dance styles and modes of expression. Attunes the Physical, Mental and energy bodies. Breath work throughout the dance to connect with our vital force of Prana, to bring regeneration and harmony, inspiration and creativity
I have been a massage therapist for 22 years I currently offer Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage.
Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils, and sometimes elements of prayer, breathing and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. It is also known as the 'loving hands' massage. This name helps to explain its principles - the massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch.
Lomi Lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.
'Lomi Lomi' translates to 'rub rub' in Hawaiian, and reflects the broad, flowing strokes made with the therapist's fingers, thumbs, palms, arms and elbows. Macadamia, palm and coconut oils are usually used as moisturisers in lomi lomi massage, to keep the strokes smooth and to nourish the skin.
What is Lomi Lomi massage good for?
Lomi lomi aims to treat the body and mind as one whole being. It is thought to:
Assist blood and lymph flow
Eliminate waste and stimulate toxins
Rejuvenate the body
Instil a sense of peace, harmony and wellbeing.
In Hawaii, lomi lomi is used to treat children with upset stomachs and soothe women in labour.
One of the luxuries of any traditional massage is the thought of its geographical origins. Think of lomi lomi as your own little piece of Hawaii,
Your massage will be in a Treatment room next to the beach to the sounds of waves making you feel its holiday-effects work their magic!