Welcome to Yoga with me!
I have been passionate about yoga, dance and the arts all my life, and believe in the trans-formative potential of these mediums for personal and social change. My Yoga journey started 1994 in Jaganath Puri, India, where I dedicated 4 years to living, breathing and dreaming Yoga in all its limbs within Yoga Baladeva Ashram . My classical training provided me with a lifetime of respect and dedication towards yoga as a spiritual ,physical and healing practice.
Yoga asanas took my curiosity towards further movement-dance studies, and upon completing an MA in Dance Performance, at the University of Limerick in 2006, I noticed flow and softness in my yoga practice and teaching, being influenced by Body-Mind-Centering movement techniques and the Authentic Movement therapy technique.
Alexander Technique & Pilates training in Ireland enriched my teaching allowing me to confidently work with people with spine, shoulder, hip injuries.
Teaching experience to communities, sportsman/woman & dancers includes towns across; Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, Croatia and India.
As a yoga teacher, I seek to empower students to be strong, flexible and easy in their bodies, peaceful and clear in their minds, and playful in spirit.
Marc has travelled to fulfil his passion for Ashtanga Yoga and to learn from teachers who have many years of experience in this area. Over the years he has regularly travelled to Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as London, and has recently returned from India. It is also becoming an annual pilgrimage to travel to Crete to practice with and learn from a well established Ashtanga teacher there.
He learns as much as he can during these times and takes what he has learned into his daily practice and teaching. He is enthusiastic about Ashtanga and is intent on building an Ashtanga community in Dundee. Unlike other cities in Scotland Ashtanga is lacking in Dundee and he is looking to be a big part in changing this.
The Ashtanga practice is perfect for increasing strength, flexibility and general fitness. With its emphasis on the breath and movement it increases and channels energy and provides stability and focus. Because this level of energy and focus is available in the practice, he believes that a sense of humour is important and uses a light hearted approach so that the practice is also fun.
FROM MY HEART TO YOUR HEART
My name is Sheree, for the past 22 years I have been looking for the answers to the question “what is life all about?”
The Journey began, I started searching studying whatever I could Ki energy certification, Neuro linguistic programming gaining the qualification of NLP master practitioner. Then studying Pellowah gaining the qualification of level 2 practitioner. Still searching I was guided to yoga, I remember the many reasons that I had created why I could not do yoga, the limited understanding I had of yoga was that only young, thin flexible people could do yoga. I was not young, thin or flexible and yet I could feel a spark within, this was enough to motivate me to start practising yoga.
My first experience was in a safe class where I could stay in my comfort zone, I felt something was missing. I moved from Australia to Scotland and was guided to Madira, when I first went to Madira’s class I was amazed at how Madira could motivate and move people out of the comfort zone. Madira came from a place of love and compassion with an unlimited amount of energy for everyone. The spark was lit the light shone brighter, in the beginning I could not do many of the asanas that were being practised. The teacher would say breath into the asana and relax and yet my mind came up with many reasons why I could not do the asanas and the battle began. One day I entered the present moment, I could feel the body, I breathed into the asana and relaxed. Ahh, I felt deep compassion and love for myself and those around me. The yoga asanas that I struggled with are now my favourites on so many levels, each one allows me to get to know myself a little more, allowing an opening for enjoyment and exploration and the ability to smile and laugh when I cannot do them. What I have learnt from yoga is that yoga is a journey allowing us to know the truth, that we are already all that we are, perfect, whole and complete.
My journey took me to Rishikesh in India, where I trained to be a yoga teacher with Master Yogi Anant. My time in India was life changing on so many levels, Yogi Anant taught me to teach from my heart. I was given the name Jyoti by Yogi Anant in Rishikesh India, Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for “Light”
Now I am back in Scotland and share what I have learnt from Yogini Madira, Yogi Anant and myself to teach with love and compassion with no attachment to the outcome. The spark is now a flame.
My name is Jyoti
So Hum I am that