Victoria first came to yoga having several years of ballet training and modern dance, wanting to maintain flexibility whilst also building strength. Yoga allowed her to strengthen her body but more importantly, to calm the mind chatter, regaining focus, and relieving stress. She began to search for a place where she could expand her experiences and share them with other like minded individuals. So after practicing different forms of yoga for almost 10 years, she came upon the ‘It's Yoga' Astanga Vinyasa system and enrolled in the Teacher Training Program. Since her teacher training, she has enjoyed an ever expanding and deepening love for the practice- sharing and learning from others and developing a community, a communication and a shared language.
Her philosophy in teaching yoga is to make it fun, giving a positive experience, so that everyone will end a class feeling the benefit yoga can have on their bodies, minds, and in everyday life.
She has been teaching a variety of styles of yoga and enjoys providing a range of classes, from gentle Restorative yoga, specialist workshops for beginners, traditional ashtanga, through to the energetic Rocket system.
Vinyasa flow yoga has a sound basis and structure. It begins and ends in a logical way with various sun salutations followed by lots of creative individual input in the middle area of the class. An organic mix that moves with the mood and energy of the class allowing freedom of expression steady rhythm and lots of focus on the smooth transition from posture to posture is the key to this class.
Restorative Yoga is centered on relaxing the body in restful stances. Rest impacts on your health, it lowers stress, it gives you more energy throughout the day, in addition it helps in recovery of bone, muscle, tendons and ligaments. This restorative class will be perfect for people with injuries, chronic pain, or limited mobility, but open to all people who are looking for a gentle, relaxing practice. The class focuses on breathing and relaxation, this is achieved through gentle movements and supported poses. It provides simple techniques that focus on the diverse needs of individuals.
The Ashtanga system is a set order of steps that a practitioner can work. The class starts with quiet time to welcome the day - standing postures leading into seated postures finishing with inversions followed by relaxation. This system realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility and stamina.
A series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga primary and intermediate series. The perfect marriage of tempo and sequence, these advanced routines is appropriate for all levels of students. With plenty of ways to modify the classical poses, the benefits of the poses are transmitted equally to renew vitality and energy. This vibrant routine is called the "Rocket" because, "it gets you there faster." The Rocket is designed to wake up the nervous system and feed it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in the practice.
May 6th to June 2nd, 2013
Lily has over 11 years' experience in teaching yoga. She has studied with the best in world and combines various styles from her yoga studies into her classes. She ensures that correct alignment principles are incorporated in her teaching. Her classes are suitable for all levels of yogi practioners.
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Olivia has a degree in choreography and was exposed to yoga whilst in college. Her background in dance, acrobatics and yoga are all fused in her classes. Olivia offers classes in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Rythm, Restorative Yoga and Sports Yoga.
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Meg Jackson will be with The BodyHoliday from October 2011 to March 2012. She has been practicing yoga for ten years and is a qualified Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. Her teaching is designed to assist students from beginner all the way to advanced level. She specializes in Ashtanga Yoga and also uses it as inspiration for her Yoga-Flow and Restorative practices.
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Dean Hodgkin is an international fitness ambassador with over 16 years of experience and appearances at fitness events in 36 countries. His body of work has lead to an international Career Achievement recognition award and Best International Fitness Presenter at the One Body World awards in New York.
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Dr. Abhishek Jain leads the yoga team. Abhishek is our Indian yoga teacher and has practiced and taught the traditional Hatha Yoga method for over 14 years. He is trained and certified by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. His classes embody the sequential practice of sun salutation, asanas, pranayama, relaxation and meditation. The aim of his teachings is to help you achieve higher levels of self-awareness and deeper relaxation.
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Kathryn Cullen is a Master Trainer in Body Balance, who has studied yoga for over 20 years. She combines various disciplines from her yoga studies into her classes. Her classes are suitable for all levels of yogi practioners. Kathryn is one of The BodyHoliday's Master Yoga instructors for this year's Yoga June retreat.
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The BodyHoliday is pleased to welcome Michael Bailey back this year as a presenting master yoga instructor for Yoga June. Michael Bailey brings with him a wealth of experience amassed over 20 years ago when he started his journey. He's an innovator who has developed a sequence of movements in which his students can move through various asanas with a very easy flow of movements.
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Trevor Laurency has over 17 years of experience as a fitness and holistic instructor. He broadened his studies on yoga throughout the years and obtained a Master Yoga Diploma plus a diploma in Yogalates. Trevor led his Master Classes in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yogaletes, YogaTone and Meditation from April 29th to May 15th, 2011.
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Agustin visited The BodyHoliday briefly in the beginning of 2011. He is an ex-professional athlete who discovered yoga at first as therapy in Hong Kong. He has studied around the world and so brings a wealth of international experience to our resort. His interests range from Hatha, Asthanga, Acro- Yoga, Thai Massage to Hatha Raja Yoga, covering all aspects of the traditional and modern yoga.
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