Why do you teach connection of the body through yoga postures, rather than another form of movement?
Growing your body awareness requires movement and stillness. I have found yoga to be one of the most accessible ways (babies to elderly) to safely manipulate and explore the body on a physical level. I will help you find a balance of comfort and strength in the postures with personal modifications. The class is structured as a learning environment so you can find what works for you and your body! (also, yoga is SO much more then the physical movement. Learn what I mean in a mooka classroom.)
What is the learning environment like?
As an educator, I take the environment seriously. Best practices show that you learn best when you feel safe and accepted. I create this environment by having clear expectations, foster self exploration, focus on the process rather than the product, and welcome discussion and inquiry.
How do I know if this practice is good for me?
Do you have a body, mind, and heart? Then you’re probably good. But if you are concerned about any special considerations you may have, let’s chat!
Is this practice spiritual or religious?
nope. nada. no sir. I provide tools that are secular and based in science so that you can explore your own connection of body-mind-heart.
How should I prepare for a class?
You have everything already inside of you to experience a mooka classroom. Some suggestions: wear comfortable clothes to move around in, a mat (I have some you can borrow), water, journal, whatever feels right to you.
What does mooka mean?
Mooka, is a term I found within a stone called Mookaite Jasper. This stone is found only in the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia in outcroppings near Mooka Creek, the area for which it is named. The Aboriginal term “Mooka” means “running waters” and refers to the numerous springs that feed into this area. I imagine the running waters of the various springs to be our body, mind, and heart, and what is deposited there (Mookaite Jasper stone) to be the result of the connection between them. Mooka is the connection between body-mind-heart.