Gardening is a practice; a garden is never finished. One could say the same about yoga.
In this workshop I invite you to visit my garden at the Piccardthof and explore the links between gardening and yoga, nature and culture, through the elemental perspectives of water and air.
We will cover some theory in natural gardening and yoga, and practice yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation.
Elements of Water & Air: Water is essential for life but so is air. We examine how water levels affect roots, and how flow informs your yoga practice. The yoga will be in Vinyasa style, accompanied by pranayama.
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My interest in yoga began in 1998 when I was looking for a way to relieve stress during my Master’s studies at the University of Toronto. I got more than I bargained for when I signed up for a yoga class offered by the University sports centre: I fell in love and discovered a new way of approaching life.
My background is in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (2-year apprenticeship with Alison Ulan, Ashtanga yoga Montreal) and Iyengar yoga (Berber Geerts, House of Movement, Groningen), and I completed a RYT® 200 training program with Kenny Graham and Tony Giuliano in 2014, but over the years my practice in yoga has grown and changed with me.
As a scientist (PhD in Ecology), I always want to know how things work and you see this through the emphasis on anatomy and physiology in my classes. But I also know that there are some things that transcend science so you’ll also find mythology and the singing of mantras.
My classes can be rigorous and physically demanding but they are taught within a calm and accepting atmosphere.