So how else can we rebel against the 'detri-mental' side effects of computers, cars, chairs, narrow minded exercise / yoga regimen and fit bits ? Here are some of my ideas... • get out of your seat • aim for as little roof over your head as possible • get lots of fresh air • learn something new and challenging • get uncomfortable (this is where life happens too and growth happens most certainly) • swim/surf, walk, crawl, climb, balance, play, hang, (ideally outside, yeah?!) • indulge in sunrises, cold baths and sunsets ...what do you think? Thanks for an absolute inspirational morning @mjbernacchi / @modusperth now you won't get rid of us anymore... [Sorry Luke for thumbing you out.. as if I wouldn't know how to take a selfie ?! ] #movementculture #fasciamoves #wakeupandplay #fasciavinyasa
Despite the well meant advice from my dearest friends and mentors, I went my way into the open field of studies in Structural Integration (someone once said about me: tell her one thing, and she's going to do the opposite.. yes, that's pretty much me). - and as a result with the basis of Hatha Vinyasa, Iyengar, Scaravelli, Kundalini Yoga and Fascial Fitness I developed FASCIA VINYASA YOGA , which now is furthermore influenced by SLINGS training (adding a wellspring of detailed brilliancy of Contemporary Pilates and Anatomy Trains Structural Integration). I currently spend most of my time with @art_of_motion_academy (here in Oz it's directed and represented by the divine @mumu_morwitzer ) and @anatomytrainsofficial who only confirm (my then very lonely) intuitive decision to go off track from the traditional taught yoga. @portal.ido 's work, Embodiment, Continuum Movement, Natural Movement, Somatics, Yoga, Contemporary Pilates (nope, no 100's here), Slings Myofascial Training etc. are all currently booming. And this for a very good reason: Living in a state of squared - secretly approval seeking, reality escaping tunnel vision, where our 'tech neck' postures dominating the daily picture on our streets and cafes (like Marion Mcrae recently described: I looked around me at the train station in Sydney and this image made me feel so sad, and sick to be honest. Everyone was looking into their bloody phones! The consequence: Disembodiment and dis-socialisation are unstoppably leading us to an increase in mental illness, unexplained chronic pain, body image related issues, IBS, social anxiety etc. A decreased and distressed INTEROCEPTION (the 'HOW do I feel inside right now awareness') can be linked to conditions 'such as irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, alexythymia (emotional blindness), schizophrenic disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and possibly fibromyalgia. It has been proposed that the neural pathways associated with interoception may be considered as a potential correlate for consciousness. Right then.. so what can we do? ctn. reading below or @ fb.com/mybodytuneup Link in bio
Strength from softness. Non-linearity from tensional integrity. Expression from undoing. Dynamic power from sensuality. Gravity. Breath. Spine. It's the practice of rememberance. A practice of rewilding in alignment. A practice of feeling freedom. The Early Bird for my Fascia 101 & Myofascial Meridians in Yoga at @shriyogabrisbane ends tomorrow midnight! Join me for the exploration of the obvious, the known and the unknown. Pic @nickelisseos 🙌 #fasciavinyasayoga #fasciayoga #yogasutras #slingsfascialtraining #scaravelliyoga #anatomytrains #yogateachertraining #interoception #pandiculations
Words nor pictures, touch or music can explain how much I feel held by you! 🙌 Thank you to all of you for your kind words here and on fb from every imaginable corner of the world. Your messages, calls and emails after my recent experience elevate me into a nest of love. I'm finding my feet (and hands) because of you, and I'm a mover, so I'm moving on and beyond in the pursuit of new space discoveries. I just spent the last few weeks with @art_of_motion_academy & @anatomytrainsofficial Australia / NZ (which is just the beginning) and cannot wait to share the newest version of my fascia immersion with you. @shriyogabrisbane and I have set up a jam-packed morning of myofascial yoga love. Find your body in space, the space in your body and your eternally transforming relationship with the space around you. We'll speak and feel fascia science 101, Myofascial meridians in yoga, cueing, sequencing and finish off with a sweet Fascia Vinyasa™practice. I hope to see the many of you there ! 21st of October @shriyogabrisbane 10 am -2pm ! #fascianauts Lens: @aprilwerzphotography photo: the day I left #mynewcastle and began my journey to the West. #fasciavinyasayoga #movementculture #space #myofascia #letgotoreceive
Yielding from a spiritual intensive. My van, the house on wheels was broken into. The window smashed, a good part of my most valuable belongings, taken. My clothes, passport, drivers licence, birth certificate (yes, finally I don't have an identity anymore), my hard drive (yep, THAT hard drive), all documents, certificates, training manuals, hours, days, weeks worth of notes from my studies and trainings, those journals.. ALL GONE. It's probably one of my greatest lessons I receive. Right now, every hour, I practice a kind of spiritual martial arts. I focus on gratitude, rather a victim voice. I focus on forgiveness, rather than anger. I tune into the opportunity to learn more about life and to let go of WHAT I THOUGHT IS MINE. NOTHING IS REALLY MINE. I AM NOT MINE, nor are the things I thought I 'owned'. The only thing I own is this moment. LOSS HAPPENS IN LIFE. It's part of the cycle of continuous change. When it happens, we are no longer in control. We are urged to redefine who we are. Right here, I see my opportunity to stay in that sense of space and gratitude which I've nurtured for so long. I awaken from identifying myself with the things I own and what I thought conglomerates the I & ME. As odd it may sound, but this instance makes me feel more alive. In the occasional blame-blazing moments of grief and fire, I use my breath and body as my roots for being present. I breathe into my feet, from here into my pelvis and then into my heart and the third eye. For a moment, I lost my reality as I knew it- AND THEN THERE WAS LIFE. In that moment, I saw again, that I'm not limited to what I thought I am or what is. We can create our reality, not cognitively but through FEELING IN PRESENCE, the sense of who we really are - which is beyond thought and understanding. Thank you Jo , Ian , Luke ,Tina and Ma', for being there for me with your presence. You remind me that love is the most important priority and our only reality. You, (and the 'takers') showed me that when this truth returns home into my heart, it's impossible to get hung up on the trivial, so I can direct my life to what is form- and timeless. I can direct my life to Love.
Not long to go for some myofascial magic in Brissie!! I can't wait to mingle at my 4 hour workshop about all things fascia and myofascial meridians in yoga. 💦 #Repost @shriyogabrisbane (@get_repost) ・・・ We're excited to be hosting @alexanehter in Brisbane this October for a workshop that will give you the 101 on fascia, teach you myofascial self release techniques, and leave your body feeling fluid and free with Fascia Vinyasa Flow. When speaking about flexibility, our fascia, the connective tissue that holds us together is in main focus. This doesn’t mean that muscles are no longer important, but it’s our fascia that is responsible for movement, stability and flexibility. Geared towards both students and teachers! These workshops sold out in Sydney & Melbourne earlier this year. It's our turn #Brisbane #yogateachertraining #fasciavinyasayoga #myofascia #movementculture Details at www.shriyoga.com.au/workshops