Movement is good for the body, stillness is good for the mind
– Sakyong Mipham –
Welcome to iyoga Kent. I’m Isla, a Hatha yoga teacher, massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. I offer yoga classes and treatments in the East Kent area. I also take part in some amazing events, so keep an eye on my events page. Hopefully you will find everything you need to know looking through my website, but if not, get in touch. It would be great to hear from you.
I believe the body has its own wisdom and magic. Allowing your body to move in a soft, natural, flowing way has more benefit to your own natural rhythm and harmony than forcing your body into the ‘ideal’ of a yoga pose.
There is no perfect yoga, there is only your yoga. By truly accepting where we are we discover our own beautiful uniqueness and our amazing potential – a coming home to ourselves. So come to class, come move, come soften, come breathe, and most of all be you.
“allow the pose to work for you, not you work for the yoga pose”
Within the yoga class environment I offer people the chance to explore their own range of movement, become aware of what is being felt on all levels – physically, mentally and emotionally – and cultivate a safe, nurturing atmosphere so you can feel free to connect to your own yoga expression, in a fun, relaxed way.
I have a saying ‘allow the pose to work for you, not you work for the yoga pose’.
However you come to your downward dog, or your tree pose, come to it as you and not as someone trying to fit an ideal.
The body is a great way to connect to the mind, spirit and emotional self.
I see the body as a doorway, and if we learn how to listen to it we can lead healthier, happier lives.
Body treatments and Reiki sessions are ways of connecting to the body to then allow you to dive deeper into your being, connecting to the other parts of you, and they make you feel nice and mellow in the process!
A way to dump the stress and feel good.
“I unify all aspects of me together in harmony”
What is iYoga
The word yoga is a Sanskrit word. It means to ‘yolk’, ‘unify’, or ‘unite’.
Through yoga and the treatments I offer, you harmonise your mind, body and spirit.
The thought, breath and yoga postures used together align your mental, physical and emotional aspects.
So to me ‘i yoga’ means ‘i unify’. I unify all aspects of me together in harmony.
Isla has a natural gift for healing and understanding others. It shines through in the way she teaches yoga, with a focus on the student and their personal journey. Combining this with one of her reiki or massage treatments, can help to free yourself from whatever tensions you maybe holding… If you haven’t already, I highly recommend trying one of Isla’s treatments and discovering for yourself. Thank you Isla
Had reiki with Isla today, it was quite an experience! Would recomend to any that is willing to seek into there true self Thank you Sam xx
Today I had my second session of Reiki with Isla, it's been a truly transformative experience, I feel lighter after she has helped me release a lot of old energy and now we are delving deeper to shift energy from past lives. Isla has helped me feel like myself again, and I'm able to address some deep rooted issues within a safe space. I can't recommend the treatment enough. X x x
Isla is a wonderful yoga instructor, really in tune to the needs of her class, happy to stretch us when we're energetic or help us heal with more restorative sessions if we're low key. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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