a practice of learning
A beautiful journey
an encounter with myself through yoga
My motivation is to inspire for the development of a personal yoga practice.
During the last 10 years, I have been practice and train in different modalities of yoga, and the biggest teaching has been the recognition of the way I learn.
I learn through practice and the reason that I practice is to make sense in times of confusion and uncertainty.
So, I learned that by changing the perspective of "bad situations" and pain, I could recognize its beauty, appreciate its differences and consistencies.
This becomes a beautiful journey.
A journey that starts with simple observation in the movement of our breath, this is beautiful because that’s the intention, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This is a process of acceptance and adaptation, an encounter with ourselves and our contexts.
Whit a practice that can be used as a reference to contrasts our current moments, a guide to glide smoothing within the rhythms of time and the shapes of space.
So the invitation isn't that you learn from me, rather I am welcome you to learn from yourself.
Why integral Yoga?
Integral yoga is an educational yoga project, that conciliates traditionally
approaches and contemporary philosophies.
This is reflected in a practice that integrates disciplines of movement and arts of stillness, engineering a sustainable living, that bringings: reflection, meaning, intention, and appreciation.
The aim is to create a yoga sequence that can be incorporated into your everyday life, a practice that is helpful for your uniqueness, complementing and supporting your current activities.
Creating a “frame” to feel, a “theme” to express, a safe environment to explore and experiment ( play), and seeding for teachings in our own experiences and outlooks, empowering with responsibility and ownership.
Integral yoga supports itself as Koha (donation), and it contributes to further education with Hañsa yoga and other modalities of movement and therapies; This is karma yoga, it gives, to give back.
"Hañsa yoga is based on the phenomenological study of ourselves and experiences in the third person... the investigation is about the meaning of our learned and developed narratives that exist within our mind-body framework, and expressed through movement, observing the choreographic relationship that happens between action and consequence".
Wow what a mind blowing experience I had with this intelligent, fun, intuitive young man Juan Calixto.
I trained as a level 1 Yoga teacher a few years ago with the fantastic Inna bliss Yoga in Bulimba Brisbane, but due to circumstances have not yet embarked on teaching others.
Due to the time span since training my confidence has dropped to facilitate others.
I have continued with my own home practice and the occasional Inna Bliss yoga classes but felt other then revising my manuals & notes I still required something more to lift my spirits & trust in myself that I can deliver a wholehearted rounded Yoga class for all peoples.
The missing link was Juan Calixto.
The 2 hours we spent together was so worthwhile.
Initially establishing a rapport with each other I openly shared with him some of my back ground as a person 1st then a mother, wife, daughter, nurse.
The Intregal slow flow sequences that unraveled in unison were so grounding.
By the time we were at a close I had fully surrendered & dropped into a place of intimate inner peace.
Thank you & Namaste to you Juan.
You have such a gentle intuitive soul.
You are in the perfect place & space to educate others.
— Lisa Johnson
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