The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Yoga is an art to be experienced, practiced, felt. The mind rests and the wisdom of the body is let out to reveal itself. Healing comes from the synthesis of body and mind in a safe space.
Drawing from many schools and philosophies, beyond dogma and preconceptions we bring the teachings to simplicity depending on the person we are working with.
We have been very fortunate to study with some of the greatest teachers around the world, over many years.
We believe that a good teacher is someone who has the experience, education, open mindness and deep caring to help the student benefit from techniques (asanas, meditation, pranayama, visualisation) and take them home, thus creating and sustaining a personal practice with contemplation and curiosity.
“The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.” – BKS Iyengar
“Love creates a communion with life. Love expands us, connects us, sweetens us, ennobles us. Love springs up in tender concern, it blossoms into caring action. It makes beauty out of all we touch. In any moment we can step beyond our small self and embrace each other as beloved parts of a whole.”- Jack Kornfield
Careen has been passionately teaching yoga to adults and children over 20 years with a lot of experience in a variety of different styles, she has this curiosity to never stop learning. Today, her primary interest is in how emotions and mental states affect pain patterns, aging, disease and overall well-being. Using the ancient science of meridians, Traditional Chinese Medicine, combined with Hatha and Yin Yoga techniques, she has developed a new approach to opening and healing for all levels. She is dedicated to understanding and treating the physical and emotional ills of our modern culture and to giving others this knowledge which she includes in her yoga classes as well as offering individual sessions.
Nathalie was immersed into yoga and meditation at a very young age observing her grandfather who dedicated his life to the practice. Certified with Yoga Works (Yoga Alliance registered) and the Insight Yoga Institute, she has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin and various forms of Hatha yoga. With a diploma in Jungian psychology and an extensive psychoanalytical experience she merges her profound interest and enquiry in Buddhist practices with western psycho-analytical techniques. An eternal student of life, Nathalie has travelled around the world to practice and retreat with gifted teachers. At the moment studying the Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy she collaborates closely with the Insight Yoga Institute where she is an endorsed teacher and mentor. Her practice holds the integration of mindfulness with yin and yang practice and has a holistic approach to healing and wellbeing.