“When we’re in our flow, all we have to do is walk across a room to be mesmerizing. We feel confident in ourselves because we’re connected to the earth and in harmony with her rhythms, cycles, and moods”– Gabrielle Roth
My passion for healing through yoga and Reiki started a long time ago before I even knew what I was venturing into. In 2012 I miscarried my first baby, the grieving for this was near impossible to describe but little did I know that I would miscarry another 3 times after that over the years. I needed to heal my body an my mind in order to deal with this grieve, and that’s when Yoga found me.
My journey began filled with tears and scars, but through the healing practice of Yoga and Crystal Reiki I found a real sense of inner peace and physical well-being.
In October 2016 I gave birth to a healthy and gloriously happy baby boy. He had chosen his name while growing inside my Womb – “Light of Day” and my journey to understanding and discovering myself through Motherhood began.
Shakti Mama is all about healing and embracing the Divine feminine through Yoga, Pregnancy and post natal yoga, Yin Yoga and Crystal reiki. Finding you Shakti at any stage of your womb life. You are the Divine Feminine and you can harness the energy to heal yourself, your body and your mind.
I qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 2014 and Crystal Reiki healer in 2018.
Sharmila Desai – Co-author of Yoga Sadhana for Mothers
Originally i qualified in Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga was a true revelation for my body and mind. I had stopped having a menstrual cycle following my first 2 miscarriages and the healing practice of the Primary Series allowed my body to find its natural rhythm after a year.
The Primary Series is referred to as the Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy), and it really is a very therapeutic and healing practice.
However- when i became pregnant with my son, my body and mind needed another form of practice to sit alongside my Ashtanga practice. Emotionally and physically i couldn’t maintain the demands of such a strong practice.
Kino Macgregor- Ashtangi heroine
I trained in pregnancy and post natal yoga during my pregnancy and found a new sense of calm and breath space during the 9 months of growing a huge baby! (9lbs7). Pregnancy classes are much more breath based with gentle movements and meditation to help encourage tension release in the body without over stretching.
Post Natal Yoga is all about recovery- healing the body after the journey of pregnancy and birth. Taking that time to learn about the new body gifted to us after birthing a little human and also nourishing the mind of a Mama. Balancing hormones and finding calm in the new beautiful chaos of life which is Motherhood.
After my son was born i trained in Yin Yoga as it fit better with my body, its changes , my mind and my time. Learning to surrender and give in to what needs to be released was a truly eye opening experience.
Initially called “Daoist” Yoga this style of yoga which works deep in the connective tissues of the body and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body.Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor supported by blocks and bolsters. Yin offers a much deeper access to the body as the postures are held between 5 and 20 minutes at a time. The time spent in this postures become a chance to release and accept sensations in the body, it becomes a form of meditation. While in a Yin class you might notice similar postures to a yang class except they all have different names ( usually names exclusively after animals ) and this basic change helps shift the mindset from Yang to Yin, from sun to Moon, from Hot to cool. The perfect counterpart to Yang style Yoga such as Ashtanga.
Find out more on Yin Yoga on : /https://www.yinyoga.com/
My teaching style today is all about balance- applying a deep sense of Yin and Yang in everything i teach. With modification and changes for different women at different stages of their lives and menstrual cycles.
The practice such as life is a ongoing lesson on devotion, strength, patience and love. The learning never stops, the changes never cease but with yoga everything remains in balance.
I have a true love & devotion for the practice & love sharing this.