Bio for Rupert:
Martial Arts: from 1985
Yoga: from 1997
Taoist Arts: from 1998
Bodywork & Healing: from 2003
Teaching Kung Fu, Yoga and the Taoist Arts and is a practitioner of Shamanic Healing in various traditions.
He facilitates movement and meditation workshops and retreats, combining various modalities and disciplines, while helping individuals with health and vitality 1-2-1.
He includes body-work with sound vibration therapy and also offers advice with diet and nutition.
He also runs a thriving Yoga Teacher Training with his team.
Gwyneth is opening our Yogacamp with
Land Ground and Unwind.
She is a joyful and kind teacher - perfect for your first reset to begin your Yogacamp experience.
Gwyneth discovered yoga in South America over ten years ago and has been practicing ever since. She has a passion for physicality being it trapeze, corde lisse or dance but she has found yoga is the thing that gives her both physical strength but also helps to create a sense of mental peace and calmness.
Gwyneth, tell us..........
1. How do you like to start your day?
An ideal morning with all the time would be yoga, meditation, a sea swim and coffee on the beach with a friend, but with a busy routine and early start its often a matter of a few minutes check in. When I am not working I go to yoga first thing an hour's class then home for breakfast - something with protein and probiotics like eggs and kimchi or kefir, seeds and fruit. On a working day I try to fit in something that will nourish, a gentle stretch - maybe just one asana that is calling to me, maybe a cold shower if I'm feeling brave or sleepy and sluggish. I try to check in with my breathing especially if I am busy which can lead to shallow breath so I check in and breath deep and start to listen to where there is tension in the body and breath to let that go.
2. Top tip on including self care into your day?
To notice the breath - hands on the belly take a few deep breaths and let the jaw go.
3. Who is one of your key inspirations and why?
I don't think I have ever looked to someone famous or renowned for inspiration. I look to those around me as they offer me all the inspiration I need. I am surrounded by people who offer me kindness, gratitude, positivity, playfulness, self-reflection.
4. Name a yoga pose that you love and why?
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana I find so much richness in this pose. I can sit in it for an age slowly letting go. I find it intense and that takes me straight into yoga. My breathing always changes to something deeper. I find props help at first then 5 minutes go by and i can fully release. It's the letting go into the pose and not striving that is always a guide to all postures. I have to add child's pose too particularly in Winter - the ultimate quietening posture and you can't beat Down dog for a real release of the back of the body ....sorry that's three and I am making myself stop!