Kate Kowalski has over 15 years’ experience in teaching yoga all over the world, taking in places like Monaco, London, Russia, The Caribbean and Sri Lanka, as well as Dubai, where she teaches full-moon yoga at Fairmont The Palm. The nighttime classes overlook the hotel’s 800-metre-long beach and out across to Dubai Marina’s illuminated skyline.
I have been practising and teaching Pilates for four years and yoga since 2013. What I love about yoga is that it is for everybody; there are no rules, no boundaries and definitely no age limits – I love teaching elderly clients as well as three-year-old yogis! Specifically for me it helps me to slow down as the world (and my endless To Do lists) rush by, and it also encourages me to take chances; trying and failing but accepting.
Spread Your Wings Kids Yoga classes are a unique mixture of Pilates, Yoga and AcroYoga for children that helps them find a calm and balanced mind, builds strong self-esteem and creativity and helps develop great posture, alignment and a strong and flexible body.
For me, trust is a practice. Just like yoga. It’s not always something that comes naturally. Yet every time I get on my mat with one of my AcroYoga partners, I make the decision to let go, to surrender, to trust. And we fall into the beautiful dance of union and partnership where communication happens through breath, through touch and the occasional verbal cue when necessary.
Regular activities and organised sports offer great benefits and ensure your child gets exercise on a regular basis,” says Kirsty MacPherson-Wright, co-founder and wellness expert at Phoenix Rising, which runs yoga-based exercise classes for kids. “Avoid allowing a child to specialise in one sport or activity at a very early age, or training and practising too hard, too often in one sport.
Phoenix Rising are offering 20% discount on any of our Wellness in the Workplace sessions during the month of November. The typical workplace can create many unhealthy postures and patterns ranging from shallow breathing, joint pain, slouching, high stress levels and employees suffering from Occupational Overuse Syndrome.