Personal Yoga Trainers
Master Trainer at Advanced Training Programs (ATP)
My name is Francine, other’s know my as Bird. I’m a registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr level with the Yoga Alliance. I have been practicing Yoga for 6+ years. Within those 6 years i fell completely in love with the practice and knew i had to share with others this amazing gift that has helped me overcome anxiety,insomnia and stress while finding inner peace, self love and the many physical benefits.
A direct disciple of H.H. swami Satyananda saraswaty (Bihar School of Yoga). Rendering yoga general course, yoga therapists course, Meditation course from 1983 on wards and Reiki Course
Yoga is my passion; it challenges, strengthens, encourages and educates me on a daily basis. This process of self-improvement and self-exploration that starts on the mat continues outside it also. Yoga practice for me is about learning to live a balanced life in modern urban world. I provide Yoga training for students of all levels using an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary styles.
I teach a blended form of ashtanga/hatha yoga, with the sun and moon salutation which serves as a warm up for the following asanas (poses) which are held for half a minute. The emphasis being on stretches and the breath wherein we lengthen the hold time, to quieten the mind. I introduce variations, conduct Pranayam (breathing) and a short yoga nidra (yogic sleep) at the end of the session.