Hi. I’m Geoff. As a Yoga teacher of 15 years, the most common question I get asked is… “What type of Yoga do you teach?” All too often we see Yoga as a theme or a style rather than a way of being. The beauty of Yoga is the simplification of existence itself. Its magic is the ability to create uniqueness from the simplicity. This is what I teach.
I’ve been fortunate over my 35 years of practice to have experienced many different styles and techniques of how this can be achieved, yet it's the underlying philosophy which remains the true guide of Yoga. This has given me an immense treasure trove of skills, practices, wisdom and knowledge which can be taught in a large variety of different ways, be it on a subtle, dynamic or mindful level. It can be through Asana, Pranayama or Mindfulness, yet is always in accord with the Philosophy. Every style, every next big thing is a small aspect of the kaleidoscope of Yoga. So, what do I teach…? Yoga.
Philosophy as a Practice
- Vinyasa - the heart of Vinyasa is Pranic flow and the sense of liberation it provides us with. Geoff’s classes are all based upon the true intent of Yoga and spiced with deep intelligence which creates a theme which is unique to the time and sensation of each practice. Expect something different, upbeat, technical, calming and spontaneous, yet liberating. Geoff teaches to the competency of the room so some soothing options or extra spice is added for those whose practice is up to the challenge ;)
- Hatha - modern Yoga practices all stem from Hatha. Geoff uses this session as a springboard into exploring the depths of the practice through Asana, Pranayama and various mindfulness techniques. We'll use this time to explore the sensations of specific poses, their transitions and how this relates to our everyday life. The final theme will be decided prior to the session to ensure that the practice balances out the energies of the day and to suit your needs. Geoff’s Hatha class is truly transformational, and definitely the greatest challenge is to retain the intimacy with your self, which his guidance creates.
- Restorative (Yin) - the origins of Yoga and Chinese philosophies are said to have originated in the Himalaya’s. The deepest of these practices are both rejuvenating and deeply restorative. Being on the receiving end of numerous injuries, Geoff has cured everything from dislocated joints to a broken neck using the wisdom of the practice. This session is a touch point of so much of this wisdom in one session. Given the amount of Yoga most people will do over the festival, Geoff has designed a session to alleviate the hips and back and shoulders in particular in order for you to experience the festival in a body full of grace, freedom and mobility.
- Pranayama, the source of all Breathwork - various types of breathwork have rightfully become highly regarded clarifying practices, yet Pranayama has been offering these benefits for thousands of years. In this session we discover the depth of Pranayama’s true intention. Experience for yourself the best blend of practices and techniques to suit your lifestyle. We’ll explore the foundations and work into some more advanced techniques, all while playfully regulating the flow of Prana in the body …and yes, regulate, not control… because we are not truly in control. Hold your breath and test that theory ;)