Yoga as therapy is the practice breath, movement and being that open energetic gateways towards health an all layers of being.
Jennifer as a yoga therapist more particularly follows the teachings of traditional Krishnamachariya whose focus is always on long, smooth breathing, synchronstic graceful movement typically fewer complex asanas and more focus on nutrition, holistic care, rest and digestion and daily reflection.
She invites you to come to practice as you are and plans with you unique daily rituals, a joyful breathing with light, purposeful movement that creates a desire and willingness towards groundedness and lift, strength and flexibility, inner awareness and outward expression.
Jennifer and Ray are also teachers of sequencing taught by Matthew Sweeney. They offer therapeutic forms of both lead and self practice in the following forms of sequencing as regular workshops and courses.
The Moon Sequence.
This is a gentle flowing Vinyasa form of breath, movement and being accessible for all levels. The course offers experience of New Moon and Moon that are a wonderful support for women during the menstrual cycle and at any time of quiet and contemplation for women and men.
The emphasis is on the hips, groin, lower spine and abdomen, which will feel awake and alive after moving through the postures. It takes pressure off the neck, shoulders and wrists and is useful as a regular alternative to the intensity of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Whether old or young, this sequence is great for any age.
It also explores variations including Shoulder Moon that helps develop space and gentle movement of shoulders in harmony with breath and movement.
This is a more playful therapeutic sequence that is safe for beginners and offers remedial care for more experienced yoga practitioners. It encourages muscle memory, body awareness and improves proprioceptive movement. It is good for back conditions as it avoids deep forward bends and deep back bends whilst improving core stability. It is a formative practice for students who want to learn about the benefits of inversions and back bends in a safe way.
The course offers the experience of both versions of Lion Cub; using the wall with props, free standing and dynamic with no props.