Emilia teaching Yin yoga and restorative yoga at Bristol Yoga Centre

Emilia Gzyl

Yoga Teacher

email: emiliagzyl@googlemail.com
phone: 07821584532
web:www.healingmassagebristol.co.uk

Yoga is my passion because it gives me what I deeply need and am nourished by it. It centres, grounds and brings me a real sense of peace. My study and practice of Yoga has helped me develop and grow as a person in positive, real and beautiful ways, this is why I love teaching it!

I began my exploration of yoga in 2007.  Since then I've been practising various styles with the intention to become more embodied and connect deeper with myself on all levels. That journey continues. 

Fascinated by the connection of body and mind and the healing aspects, I trained to become a Massage Therapist in 2008. Alongside this I’ve been exploring 'Contact Improvisation' dance which has enhanced my exploration of the body-mind connection and brings me much healing and liberation.

In 2014, I decided to go deeper with my personal yoga practice by joining the Hatha Yoga course with Hridaya Yoga in Mexico. Following the course, I wanted to train further so I completed a Hatha Yoga and Traditional Tantra 200 hrs TTC in India. Being in India for over 5 months allowed me to explore different styles of yoga with various teachers. Upon returning I joined Uma Dismore Tuli on her Womb Yoga Teacher Training in London in 2016. Most recently I completed an additional 50 hrs of Mindfulness Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


Mindful Yin Yoga

Mindful Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time between 3 to 5 minutes. The passive nature of long held postures gives time for a deeper journey to unfold into the meditative aspects of yoga. Yin Yoga is the practice of floor based postures that apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of ligaments, fascia, joints, bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system.

In my Yin Yoga class, I often refer to the 12 main Organ Meridians that we are balancing during the practice. I am also using the tools of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help to step out of automatic pilot and ‘just be’ in our bodies in the present moment. It’s a meditative approach to yoga promoting inner stillness and awareness. Mindful Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga - Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Mindful Yin Yoga aims to help you discover how to use different yoga techniques to live more fully and mindfully, both on and off the mat!

I welcome all levels of experience and ability to my classes, which are designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students.