Welcome to Yoga Motion
My name is Janette Moy, I have had the honour of teaching Yoga since 2002. I still remember the moment I realised that I wanted to learn to teach Yoga. I got into yoga to help release stress from my job.
I arrived at class stressed and exhausted as usual but by the end of the class I felt lighter, relaxed and felt a sense of coming home to myself. It was healing to recognise such shifts in me from feeling stressed and tired to feeling more open, light and free!!
So it was a light bulb moment for me! I said to myself ‘That’s it! This is it! ‘ This is how I want to make people feel….the way I felt at the end of a yoga class was what I wanted to share with the world. So I travelled to India to do my first teacher training … [read more on my about page]
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a supreme gift to the world. It is a system of good health and well being. Its roots and tradition’s come from magical India. Yoga is epic! And cannot be explained in a few sentences…. It is so rich, diverse and generous. It offers many different aspects to study and practice with such elegance and depth.
Yoga is practical and experiential, it is the study of the Self. Yoga brings us back to the place within ourselves where we feel whole, connected and at peace. Modern life often pulls us away from this deeper place of contentment and inner wisdom that is within each of us, Yoga takes us back there.
Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrowQ. Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga ~ coming from the root word ‘yoke’ meaning to unite or join together It represents union on many levels, one of the basic meanings; union of mind, body and spirit, or union of mind, body and breath, Integration of one’s whole being.
Traditionally the main elements of Yoga are:
- Asana (physical poses/forms), Pranayama (breathing practices)
- Mudra (hand gestures), Mantra (universal healing chants)
- Pratyahara (turning our attention inwards), Dharana (focus, concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), Samadhi (freedom, inner peace, deep happiness)
There is also an extensive and varied Philosophical body of work to delve into which support the practical teachings including many ancient texts as well as modern interpretations of yoga’s ancient wisdom.
Some Tangible Benefits of Yoga
- Reduce Stress & Tension
- Deeper Breathing (can expand lung capacity)
- Increase flexibility
- Strengthen and tone body
- Reduce risk of many diseases
- Improve detoxification and circulation
- Reduce heart rate and blood pressure
- Feel more calm and relaxed in the mind
- Feel more balanced and steady emotionally
- Have more energy and vitality for Life!
Janette’s classes are amazing, each week is varied and interesting, even after 15 years of her classes i always learn something new from her and i Always leave feeling great!
I never miss my yoga class with Janette unless I really have to! It brings so much joy and peace to my life, and will hopefully keep me flexible in my old age too! Janette is a brilliant teacher - I love her classes!
I started with Janette ten years ago to cope with repetitive back injuries. Within six months, my posture had improved so much that I no longer have back problems. She manages to pitch the classes just right, whether for beginners or experts alike.