|Date:||15th Feb 2017
|Class description:||This class is designed to meet the needs of pregnant women and allow them to connect with their babies and their bodies during this special period in their lives. Specific postures are performed with the purpose of connecting with the pelvic floor area, strengthening specific areas of the core and nourishing their bodies as a whole. A sense of community is encouraged by practising along other women and sharing the experience of pregnancy. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Permission from a physician is recommended for this class.|
|Class level:|| Gentle|
|Bhakti Tanya first discovered yoga in 2002 whilst looking for an effective, travel-friendly exercise that worked with her demanding, frequent-flyer corporate career at Turner. The convenience of being able to keep fit wherever there was enough space for simply a bath towel appealed greatly to her sense of practicality! Before long, keeping fit was not enough (being the super-achiever that she was), and she took a sabbatical to pursue her first yoga teacher training in 2003.|
At her second teacher training with Yogi Vishvketu in the spiritual oasis of Rishikesh, India in 2005, she was initiated into the yoga of life and received the blessing of the yogic name "Bhakti", meaning devotion. Since then, Bhakti Tanya has slowed down, adjusted to family life, and dedicated herself to learning and practising yoga as a way of life. She counts Ellen Heed's openness to address sacred femininity and Joyce Thom's compassionate intelligence amongst her strongest influences in her yoga classes today.
Bhakti, through her gentle ways, invites students to tune in to their bodies' inner wisdom. Drawing upon her experiences as a certified visionary cranialsacral practitioner and training as a Hakomi psychotherapist, she integrates a grounded presence with an uplifting spirituality in what she teaches. She combines an anatomic, energetic and intuitive approach to guide students in nurturing a heightened awareness of their body and breath, and to connect that awareness to their hearts. A mother herself, Bhakti especially enjoys teaching pre-natal, post-natal and family yoga classes that help other women prepare for and adjust to such major life events.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
• Yoga for Kids and Families Teacher Training, Rainbow Kids, 2015
• Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage, Jamu Spa School, 2015
• Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Joyce Thom, 2014
• Visionary Cranialsacral Practitioner*, Hugh Milne, 2010-2014
• Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy, Ellen Heed, 2010
• Pain & Orthopedic Evaluation Training for Yoga Teachers, Ellen Heed, 2009
• Women's Sacred Anatomy for Yoga Teachers, Ellen Heed, 2008
• Birthing in a Conscious World, Sara Avant Stover, 2008
• Laughter Yoga Teacher Training, Dr. Madan Kataria, 2007
• Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training, Yogrishi Vishvketu, 200-hr. RYTA, 2005
• The Barkan Method Hot Yoga Teacher Training, 200-hr. RYTA, 2003
*Recognised by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Rolf Institute, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, California Acupuncture Board, and by Cranio Suisse, Schweizerische Gesellschaft fuer Craniosacral Therapie
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