Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yoga for Life with Great Eastern

I have signed up as a volunteer Yoga Facilitator for the Yoga for Life with Great Eastern which will be held as follows:

Date:  Sunday, 15 July 2012
Venue:  The Strand, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

The event is to have the largest yoga gathering in Malaysia with a minimum of 2,000 participants doing yoga together for a minimum of 45 minutes to enter the Malaysian Book of Records. 

You can join the event as a volunteer Yoga Facilitator (they need 100 Yoga Facilitators) if you have been practicing yoga for a least one year.  Or join as a participant by paying a participant fee of RM20.  All proceeds from the participant fee will be channelled to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia.

Check the event website for more details and to register online.  Hope to see you guys there!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Inspiring Yoga Teacher

Teachings from Marc Bauchet that I learned from his Acro Yoga classes for the past four weeks.
  • From being a Base - when things go wrong, don't just blame other people, check with yourself and see where you could have done better to save the situation.  
  • From being a Flyer - when you need help, don't hesitate to ask.  You will get the support you need.
  • From being a Spotter - if too much support is given, people will feel restricted.  You are only there to lend a helping hand whenever they need it.
The above teachings are not only applicable in Acro Yoga but also in our daily life.   Namaste, Marc. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Your Reactions Become You

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
― Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

AcroYoga with Marc Bauchet

I attended my first AcroYoga class tonight with Marc Bauchet and it was such a fun and wonderful class.    

After reading about AcroYoga which blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of healing arts, I was interested to join the class although the part about acrobatics was a bit scary for me but I was game to give it a try.

As I was the first one to arrive for the class and while waiting for the rest of the practitioners, I got to be a Flyer with Marc as the Base which was an exhilarating experience and a preview of what the class would be like.

Marc started the class by asking us to place our mats in a circle and we did some poses which helped to build core balance as well as strengthening our wrists.   Next, we were asked to partner up and this was where we learned to trust our partner as we leaned into each other to reap the benefits from the stretches. 

After that, it was into the acrobatic part of AcroYoga where each one of us took turn to be the Base, Flyer and Spotter.   The Base is the person lying on the floor and creates the foundation for the acrobatics, the Flyer is the person being elevated off the ground by the Base while the Spotter is the person who provides the support to assist both the Base and Flyer by ensuring their safety as well as giving cues to improve their form.    After each turn, we get to give each other some restorative stretches and massages.

Learning from Marc is so much fun as he is so passionate to share the joy and benefits from the practice and I am looking forward to going to his next classes. 

Marc will be teaching in Chi Fitness at Bangsar Shopping Centre every Tuesday, from today until 26 June 2012.  The classes are at 11.30 am and 6.30 pm.  Check out his event page at FB.