In 1997, I began my yoga and meditation practice in the Sivananda tradition and trained as a Vijnana yoga instructor in 2003. I studied Ayurvedic healing and wellness in 2001 and have been practicing this modality ever since.
I am also a certified Reiki practitioner and a life coach. Along my journey, I trained internationally with yoga teachers and Ayurvedic doctors from Canada, Israel, and India.
Ayurvedic massage with warm oil for women!
Benefits: Calms the nervous system, nourishes the body, lubricates joints, promotes deep and better sleep, improves blood circulation and reduces ageing.
Vijanan yoga - the word “vijnana” is: understanding from inside. The understanding or knowledge arising not from external information learned from a teacher or tradition, but from an inner clarity revealed by personal experience.
Our practice is based on four components: sitting, pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (postures), focus on the ten vayus, studying the written tradition of yoga. These elements of practice are carried out with a focus on the seven principles of Vijnana Yoga: relaxation, quieting the mind, intention, rooting, connection, breathing, and expanding.
Focusing on the seven principles allows us to be inwardly attentive, to see and understand from within in order to act skillfully in the world. (from Orit Sen-Gupta web site).
It's a "laying on hands" healing. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and around us. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that creates balance and health. I'm so grateful to my teacher Anita Levin who based in Toronto.