A safe and accessible yoga class, for all ages and abilities.

Hey!  Here is a little clip of me, Rachel, explaining a little about the focus of my yoga classes.  Safety is the name of the game:  sound anatomical knowledge, respecting contra-indications and always suggesting modifications to make poses safe and accessible to all. Read More

Welcome to Alteayoga.es!

Hello and the warmest of welcomes to you.  Thanks for stopping by my new and revamped alteayoga.es page.  I have been blogging for a long time over at http://alteayoga.wordpress.com.  So, pop on over there to see what this is all about, while I get the new page up and running.  But, make sure to come Read More

Daily Yoga Classes at GOA, Altea

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer.  Nothing like doing yoga every day.  Since it’s going so well for me over at GOA Altea, Lau and I have decided to collaborate on a a new project:  yoga campus 2017!  Basically, it is a daily yoga class and healthy breakfast deal. We understand that the Read More

Bring calm into your nervous system via breathing

Here is a short video that deals with the relationship between the breath and the emotions.  In a study, scientists discovered that when emotions are elicited in trial participants, their breathing pattern changes.  But the interesting thing is that the opposite thing also happens:  When breathing patterns are altered, the corresponding emotion is elicited.  Let’s Read More

Pratyahara

David Frawley of the American Institute of Vedic Studies is, in my opinion, one of the most erudite and informed yoga pundits on the scene today.  I shall share with you a link to his writings on pratyahara, the fifth limb of Astanga yoga.  If you have been practising with me this winter, you will Read More

Summer 2017 – Yoga Classes at Hotel Altaya

I am thrilled to announce that I will be offering yoga classes every morning throughout the summer of 2017. From 1 July until 31 August, bright and early, we will practice hatha yoga in front of the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. Scheduled time is 7:30-8:30.  Please get there early and bring a mat, if you Read More

On balance – Part II

In yesterday’s post, I hardly had time to get started.  Talking about the balancing act between prâna and apâna, I likened it to the accumulation and ridding of material things.  I wanted to finish the post by discussing the IN and the OUT of yoga practice. Most of us arrive at a yoga practice carrying Read More

On balance – Part 1.

I have been offline for most of the past month.  Firstly, it was due to a fault on my ADSL.  Latterly, because I have been staying away from home for a few days. It is a strange thing to be semi-connected in times like these.  Of course, I had my iPhone, so Whatsapp, Facebook, email Read More

The 6 Branches of Yoga

Are you assuming yoga is nothing but poses (asanas) and pranayams? Hold on…it’s way beyond. You will understand better if you know the roots and branches of yoga.Yoga is not just about toning your body. It’s also about refreshing your mind. Yoga has been around more than 10,000 years ago. The word yoga was first Read More

Ambient music for yoga

I came across this lovely offering on Youtube.  If Christmas Day has been busy and your mind-body is revved up with rajas or bogged down in tamas, look for sattwa on your mat and in your heart.  After you have digested your food, do a gentle practice, give thanks and be joyful.  Whatever meaning Christmas Read More

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