Shira trained in Vinyasa Flow with Claire Missingham and her classes remain rooted in this powerful system that synchronises breath to movement. She has recently come back from India, where she co-delivered 7-day yoga and meditation retreats at Phool Chatti Ashram.
Shira teaches a strong practice, but the pace is manageable so you will mindfully and sustainably nudge your comfort zone. Shira's classes draw on the rich world of yoga philosophy and Buddhist psychology; so although you are likely to get a bit sweaty, yoga’s physical aspect is not experienced in isolation.
Hands-on assists are an integral part of Shira's classes and will help you access deeper forms of each pose. Pranayama (breath), mantra and mudra (hand gestures) are woven into the asanas (poses), so at the end, after savasana (relaxation) you will feel renewed and awakened.
Shira's background is in producing dance and theatre. What she aims to create in her classes is what she looks for in a piece of choreography; sequences designed to take you on a complete journey, leaving you feeling sthira (steady and stable) and sukham (light and ease-filled).