Stefan has been teaching classes since 2013, but aspiring to yoga for life, and began practicing asana first in 2007.
Slow purposeful transitions with natural breathing create a deeply meditative state in his practice and teaching. He is mostly inspired by Yoga Synergy, but has practiced and taught hot yoga, Ashtanga and restorative and believes you can get the best of all of them in one practice.
Stefan will take your body into new ways of accessing familiar asana with approaches to deep anatomical awareness.
Though he finds the spiritual aspect of yoga personally inviting, he believes you don't have to outwardly present any of this to have a profound experience.
We are all experiencing something close to divine which is the miracle of life. His classes focus on the asana, breath and mind, occasionally dashed with spiritual references as more instructional guidance than philosophic suggestion.
He introduces new poses through strategic sequencing, and there's always another variation perfect for your state. He can teach beginners and advanced students.
“gratitude over pride”
“contentment over satisfaction”
“love over desire”
"transformation is measured by direct experience of the inward journey"
"through practice we observe external changes
then with enthusiasm and sincerity
a deep shift in perspective"
"shift is always actually happening
with consistent practice
it is realised"
Yoga is essentially a form of stress reduction by building awareness. Even on a very slight scale, if we are not keeping aware we can be moving towards the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight mode) making our decisions for us.
It amazes me that ancient yogis and meditators were able to engineer the workings of the mind with their techniques. We are lucky to be able to have these in our lives and keep a sense of awareness and control to better nurture our own wellbeing.
Science is uncovering amazing things about mindfulness practices reducing the ageing process, and even reengineering DNA! It's no wonder large corporations and other savvy individuals are now turning to wellness programs to benefit their employees.
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured