Katrina Perks: Owner and Yoga Instructor
I attended my first yoga lesson in a workshop at my university. Wow! Life changer! I had never felt such internal quiet and connection to my breath and my body. I was inspired to find a class. My daily commitment to the practice was not immediate but once I made yoga a weekly routine, it eventually became a way for me to feel grounded and whole.
A decade later, Yoga in the Workplace was born, in 2006.
My yoga practice and teaching is informed and inspired by Hatha Yoga, the Alexander Technique iPAC and my second teacher training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. I teach a variety of yoga postures and breath techniques that are accessible to most, designing classes for the workforce that fit the unique needs of those individuals. I teach where people need yoga the most, busy at work.
OK, back up! A little more about my history with yoga….
The first classes I attended were in the tradition of Sivananda Yoga: a form of Hatha Yoga where the training focuses on asanas (postures), deep breathing, diet, relaxation and meditation. My first teacher training was in the Kripalu Yoga style which has a therapeutic focus. Kripalu uses yoga concepts of inner focus, meditation, standard yoga postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation to develop a mind and body that feels safe and at peace. And in 2004, I was introduced to the Alexander Technique iPAC, a way of achieving conscious coordination in movement and in thought.
The Alexander Technique is a method you can use to change your habitual patterns of coordination. It is something which you can apply to everything you do. By learning to change fundamental habits of coordination you take control over a major influence on your health, well-being and performance.
Tasha Miller and David Langstroth: Alexander Technique Atlantic
My Mission with Yoga in the Workplace, in bringing yoga to offices in the Dartmouth-Halifax area in Nova Scotia, is to create a positive, healthful environment and improve the lives of the people- and the business too!
Call me to talk about how you would like to begin or move forward with your yoga practice: 902-404-5522
See you in the office!