Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
— B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga. The Path to Holistic Health
International alliance of Holistic Therapist

The Balanced Yoga  

About Raffaella:

I am not a flexible/sporty person by nature, however when I started suffering from neck and back ache mostly due to pregnancies, split abdominal muscles, extra weight and heavy lifting (my children), I knew I had to do something.

I tried chiropractors and different fitness and wellbeing classes but I would never consider Yoga, thinking I am not flexible enough! However out of curiosity I went to my first yoga class and it showed how inflexible I really had become: I couldn't move like I used to, not even lifting my arms up straight,  which kind of scared me....but Yoga was helping right from day one: I remember saying it felt like I had a whole body massage, working on muscles I didn't even know I had and it felt so good! 

After only few classes I notice a greater range of movements, increased balance, strength and concentration and less backache, which surprised me.  I felt that yoga gave me similar benefit then a visit to the chiropractor and at the same time helped my body getting stronger.

The improvement was so life changing that  I wanted to deepen my knowledge. In 2012 I signed up to my first Teacher training, one of many, however part of the course is practice teaching and I discovered that I love sharing Yoga to help other.

The learning never stops.

My signature class is a step by step progression of yoga movements, focusing on engagement of the core, alignment and breathing to increase body awareness and correction of physical, mental and energetic imbalances. 

I teach from my experience and knowledge of ancient science of Yoga and Ayurveda and its therapeutic application based on Charaka Samahita, Swami Sivananda and Patanjali, I also incorporate my knowledge and training in Yoga therapy for Lower back pain and sciatica,  Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Sound Therapy, Kriya (cleansing practices), meditation including yoga Nidra - Yogic sleep (one hour of yoga Nidra is as resting as 4 hours sleep).

I feel deeply connected to Sound Healing Therapy having spend many years studying music, playing instruments and now continuing my study in Nada (Sound) Yoga and Healing through the sound. 

I specialise in one to one, mini retreats and small group therapeutic sessions, helping others from rebalancing the body through Yoga, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Energy healing, Reiki, Sound Healing and Thai Massage.

I also teach group classes at local studios. 

Raffaella's Training:

 

2018 Ayurvedic health Counselor

2018 Ayurveda for children Certification

2018 Ayurvedic pre-natal and Post-natal certification 

2017 Ayurvedic Nutritionist certificate  - Yoga Veda Institute - Nama and Pace accreditation.

2017 Therapeutic Thai Yoga Masterclass  

2017 Diploma L2 Thai Yoga Massage - TMC Certificate Thai Government Accreditation

2017 Diploma L1 Thai Yoga Massage - TMC Certificate Thai Government Accreditation

2017 Thai Massage Therapy Certificate - Thai Healing Massage Academy.

2017 Thai head massage

2017 Sound Healing Certificate L1 with Merit - Sound Healing Academy

2017 Kino McGregor - Effective handstand course

2017 Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain & Sciatica - Yoga Biomedical trust 

2016-2017 Ayurveda Diploma - CBM accredited, IANLPC & IAHT certification.

2016-2017 Thai Yoga Massage - Thai Healing Massage Academy.

2016 - 2017 Anatomy & Physiology

2016 - 2017 Reflexology - CBM accredited, IANLPC & IAHT certification.

2016 Sister science Ayurveda Yoga Foundation course - YA CPD, Accredited by  Pace.

2016 Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certificate: Advance Applications of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course - YA CPD - accredited by PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education by National Ayurvedic Medicine Association).

2016 Acroyoga Summer school , Acroyoga Winter school with AcroyogaDance

2016 Ashtanga Yoga course with Kino MacGregor

2015-16  Advanced studies Yoga Teacher training - Avani Yoga.

2015 Sadie Nardini - anatomy and adjustment Teacher Training - YA CPD

2015 Dashama Konah Gordon - Pranashama Yoga Teacher Training - YA CPD

2015 2015 Yoga Bananas Children Yoga Teacher training - YA Professionals.

2014-15 Sadie Nardini Core - Strength Vinyasa - YA CPD

2014 Cosmic Kids Yoga Training

2012-15 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Diploma Distinction – Practitioner level 4 - British School of Yoga.

Valid DBS Enhanced Certificate

Up to date First Aid course.

Other courses: Face yoga, Yoga teacher’s corrections and adjustment, Masterclass in Thai massage, Master Class in Relaxation massage, Reiki I, II, III Master, Animal Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Understanding and managing Dyslexia (level 4 practitioner), etc.


 

 

 

Contact

The Balanced Yoga

Raffaella 

07828 969 552

TheBalancedYoga@gmail.com

 

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