Scaravelli-inspired Yoga & Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage in North London and the Chilterns
Hello and thanks for visiting! My name is Aga. I'm a yoga teacher and holistic massage therapist based in the Chilterns (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire border) and in Islington, North London.
I currently offer individual and small group yoga tuition from client's location in Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury and the surrounding villages.
My massage practice is based at The Healthy Living Centre in Highbury and Islington, North London.
Scaravelli yoga is a form of Hatha yoga inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli, a long term student of Iyengar who developed a very intuitive way of working, centred around gravity, breath and the idea of undoing tension and ‘awakening the spine’.
By turning our attention inward we learn what we need, so that we can work with the body and not against it. As we soften, listen and engage with the intrinsic elements of life: the breath, gravity, space and touch, we start working more intuitively, compassionately and intelligently. We develop a kinder way of moving, with less effort and more curiosity. In this practice we are not so much concerned about doing a posture ‘right’ but more interested in what the posture is doing for us.
I currently teach individual and small groups from the student's location in Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Aylesbury. Please see the Yoga section for more details.
I combine Swedish and Deep Tissue massage with Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Points), Myofascial Release and Advanced Clinical Massage to address muscular tension and treat pain, and for general relaxation and stress relief. I believe in a holistic approach, one that doesn't separate the physical from the psychological. Treatments are preceded by a consultation to ensure safe and adequate treatment, tailored to the client's needs. Whenever appropriate, I also communicate with the client throughout the session regarding the pressure and techniques used. Please see the Massage Therapy and Clinics sections for more details.
As a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher, I integrate the understanding and awareness of the body into my therapy work. My yoga practice deeply informs and supports my massage work. It benefits the client in that the grounding and increased body awareness resulting from yoga practice are translated into quality of touch. Whenever possible and appropriate I offer aftercare and lifestyle advice, including suggestions of stretches or yoga postures I believe can be helpful.
Holistic Massage Therapy: Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point therapy for pain relief, relaxation, stress relief, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, chronic pain, injuries, headaches, migraines, sleeping problems in Highbury and Islington, North London. Holistic massage therapy from the Healthy Living Centre, a few minute walk from the Highbury and Islington tube station.