My teaching methodology can be described as personal. Yoga is personal to each and everyone of us. This is especially true during pregnancy.
During my pregnancy I use yoga to soothe various pregnancy-related discomforts (hip, back, pelvis etc). Yoga and meditation also helps me to process my emotions and feelings which are abundant during pregnancy. Yoga helps me connect with my baby and my partner. More importantly, the various exercises that I do regularly, have been shown to make delivery easier and minimize complications.
I would like to help you have an enjoyable pregnancy and easier delivery!
During our first session, I try to find out what are your main discomforts and what are you looking forward to gain from your yoga classes. Some of the benefits you will get from my yoga classes are:
1. Keeps the body supple without strain and helps maintain balance as your centre of gravity changes.
2. Builds strength and stamina while maintaining joint stability.
3. Brings awareness to, and enhances the tone of the pelvic floor for labour and better post-natal recovery.
4. Relieves common minor ailments during pregnancy such as swollen joints, constipation, hip and lower back pain.
5. Boosts energy and combats exhaustion.
6. Prevents stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of the skin.
I have a master's degree in Public Policy from Maastricht University, an international diploma in Management and Leadership from the UC Berkeley, and a Public Health Policy and Management degree from Emory University. I have published a paper on healthcare systems at the Oxford University Press. Yoga, however, is my passion and something that helps me create more space and time in my life.
I take a structured approach to the study of yoga and meditation. At Emory University I had the opportunity to attend a class from a well-known psychologist named “Mindfulness and Health”. This was an 8-week course on mindfulness based cognitive therapy. I attended meditation sessions at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics at Emory University (a partnership with Tibet and the Dalai Lama himself).
Moreover, I worked at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a leading international health organization, in Atlanta for 6 months. My main role was helping the CDC to integrate mindfulness at work. For 6 months I gave regular yoga and mindfulness sessions at different departments at the CDC.
I want to introduce people to yoga, especially those who feel that they can't do yoga, because they "can't touch their toes". Do not get fooled by the acrobatic postures you see in social media. Yoga has so little to do with how the body looks, age, weight, outfits. Yoga is a practice of hitting the reset button, discharging our negative emotions and clearing the mind. Yoga is for everybody who wants it. If you can breath, you can do yoga. Find a teacher who cares about your individuality, who shows you the power of yoga for your own needs.
At the moment I'm pregnant and I'm focusing exclusively on offering pre-natal yoga and meditation to expecting mums.
While the first hour is not free you do not have to pay for it if you decide not to continue working with me. You only pay if you are thrilled to continue and learn with me.
Perfect! Arta is simply amazing. I am so happy I found her. In her presence I feel so positive, so energetic, and perfectly relaxed. She has great knowledge of yoga philosophy and incorporates meditation sessions in a very subtle way. Can't recommend her enough.
I am a mid-career professional and I had issues with my lower back as I stay a lot in front of computer. I wanted to try yoga classes, so I hired Arta to give me classes 3 times a week. After a month of doing yoga, I see major improvements. She has a healthcare background and her knowledge on anatomy makes me feel so confident about her. She blends her classes with guided meditations, which always put me in such a relaxed state. I am always excited for the end of the class, when she gives you a 15 minutes of relaxation and meditation. Overall, one of the best teachers I've had and I wholeheartedly recommend her to you.
I've had absolutely amazing experience with Arta. She is very patient, gives easy-to-follow directions, which is great for me as someone with no previous yoga experience.
I would highly recommend her. After our first session, I've booked her for a package of 10 sessions per month.
Arta is an amazing Yoga instructor, not only on the professional level, but also as a wonderful human being. She was a very humble listener and was really patient with me. I had sessions with her every week until she got pregnant and she helped me a lot with my back-pains. Totally recommend her.
Arta is an inspiration. She is genuinely connected with yoga and meditation and she takes a lot of satisfaction from improving my life through yoga. I work long hours and I use yoga for relaxation and improving my flexibility. Arta was quick at adjusting her class to my needs but also made me realise that yoga is much more. Differently from the other yoga teachers, I have had she takes an almost scientific approach to yoga and meditation. This is no surprise given her outstanding international education at some world-class institutions.
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