Get To Know Vlada And Her Two NEW Classes At For The Core.

November 7, 2018

Something New, Something Old

 

Take a peak at our new classes - Power Vinyasa Yoga, Flow & Restore - and the teacher leading them. Vlada sits down with us to discuss her class changes and why Hatha is no longer in her curriculum…

 

 

 

 

 

You have been teaching yoga for over two years now. How has your teaching changed from when you just started?

Overall, I would say that I can adapt better to what is going on in the room in a way that I can scan the energy level of the students and provide a sequence that’s appropriate. When I just started teaching, I would prepare the sequence in advance and more or less stick to it, whereas now I end up teaching only half of what I planned. Sometimes I even teach a completely different thing to what I prepared. This adaptability is good, because it means that I can respond to what the students really need from the class.

 

What influenced your decision to change the Tuesday evening class from Hatha Flow into Power Vinyasa?

The change has mainly to do with my personal practice, which has become equally different since I started teaching. Whilst I obviously haven’t abandoned meditation and gentle poses, I have also expanded the scope to a more challenging practice, which is both fun and vigorous. On top of that, I have boosted my workout routines with a personal trainer, taking dance classes and generally experimenting by trying out new sporty things. I feel that this playfulness is a healthy mindset that I would like to share with my students. High intensity classes at gyms, or gyms in general for that matter, can be quite intimidating to people who aren’t used to it, so yoga is the perfect discipline for someone who wants to ‘workout’ mindfully.

You decided to  change the Tuesday evening class from Hatha Flow into Power Vinyasa. How come?

The change has mainly to do with my personal practice, which has become equally different since I started teaching. Whilst I obviously haven’t abandoned meditation and gentle poses, I have also expanded the scope to a more challenging practice, which is both fun and vigorous. On top of that, I have boosted my workout routines with a personal trainer, taking dance classes and generally experimenting by trying out new sporty things. I feel that this playfulness is a healthy mindset that I would like to share with my students. High intensity classes at gyms, or gyms in general for that matter, can be quite intimidating to people who aren’t used to it, so yoga is the perfect discipline for someone who wants to ‘workout’ mindfully.

 

Why did you change the ‘Yin and Yang’ class into ‘Flow & Restore’?

This is more of a change in title, rather than format. I think that it’s more explanatory now. First we flow, then we restore. For anyone, who hasn’t been to this class yet, will understand that there is an active part, which is followed by a restorative one. There is also the fact that yin yoga is a different discipline to restorative yoga. Whilst I sometimes might teach some yin poses, I mainly teach restorative poses in that final, relaxing part at the end. I kind of feel that yin belongs to itself.

 

Lastly, what are the 3 most important things when practicing yoga for you?

  1. Have no judgment towards yourself, or any other.

  2. Keep breath and movement aligned at all times.

  3. Allow feelings of discomfort by breathing more into them.

 

New classes are scheduled as followed as of the 06/11/2018

 

Tuesday 7:15pm Power Vinyasa Yoga 

 

Wednesday 7:15pm Flow & Restore 

 

FTC Team x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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