Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Liat Pakes - Yoga teacher

Ashtanga Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

                                     

Body positive awareness

Rebuilding the relationship between the body and the food we eat; body positivity and empowerment

Prenatal

Yoga practice for women at all stages of pregnancy and after giving birth
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified by K. Pattabhi Jois . Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which “asana” or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or “pranayama”.
The classic way of learning and teaching this practice is called “Mysore style” the name comes from the city Mysore, in Karnataka, India, where Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamcharya taught. Students are expected to memorize a sequence and practice in the same room as others without being led by the teacher. The role of the teacher is to guide as well as provide adjustments or assists in postures. This kind of practice focuses on each student individually.

Adolescence

Developing a positive relationship with one’s changing body as well as coping with hardships at home and at school using tools from the world of yoga

Therapeutic

Yoga practice as a therapeutic tool that answers the changing needs of the practitioner

Ashtanga Yoga

                                     

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified by K. Pattabhi Jois . Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which “asana” or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or “pranayama”.
The classic way of learning and teaching this practice is called “Mysore style” the name comes from the city Mysore, in Karnataka, India, where Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamcharya taught. Students are expected to memorize a sequence and practice in the same room as others without being led by the teacher. The role of the teacher is to guide as well as provide adjustments or assists in postures. This kind of practice focuses on each student individually.

Body positive awareness

Rebuilding the relationship between the body and the food we eat; body positivity and empowerment

Prenatal

Yoga practice for women at all stages of pregnancy and after giving birth

Adolescence

Developing a positive relationship with one’s changing body as well as coping with hardships at home and at school using tools from the world of yoga

Therapeutic

Yoga practice as a therapeutic tool that answers the changing needs of the practitioner

Why did I choose yoga as a way of life?

I have yet to meet a teacher who chose to practice yoga out of a sense of wholeness, fulfillment, contentment or happiness. We all began practicing yoga due to a feeling of something missing in our lives, fear or suffering but a deep desire for change. There are many reasons for practicing yoga but ultimately the driving force derives from a sense of emptiness.

What causes this “emptiness”?

Most of the time, we do not experience the present and subsequently we are dissatisfied. We live in our past at the same time as we hope for a better future or at least a different one.  Yoga teaches us to live in the present, to be aware of our feelings, thoughts, desires, and our actions in real time as there is no other time.

When I am aware of my present, I have the possibility of choosing how I want to act and to understand my motivation and the feelings I’m experiencing. When I act from a place of awareness and presence, then I’m acting in the best way for me in that moment.

This is the essence of yoga!

Professional Yoga Teacher

My training method is focused on each individual’s unique characteristics and needs. This approach derives from the acknowledgment that people are different and as such, they bring with them to the class their background, perceptions, physical strengths and weaknesses and stage in their lives.
In the yoga lessons we focus on breathing techniques which lead to correct and calming movements. We are able to alter patterns that leave us stuck and unhappy, In this way we enable true change from the inside outwards.

In action

                                     

I look forward to the class all day and feel bummed any time I can’t make it at least once a week. It’s not a chore for me; it’s become my way of life.

Kelly [read more...]

Yoga has an additional essential aspect, perhaps its most important aspect, and that is, it gives one peace of mind. Yoga prepares you for meditation. Though I have not gotten there yet, perhaps one day I will. Until then I will persevere and continue to practice with Liat.

 

Adam [read more...]

From the very first lesson a year and a half ago until today, Liat has guided me every step of the way. With immense patience she has taught me to nurture my body and soul, to know and to love them.

Ella Poni [read more...]