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Liesbet Pryke

 Yoga Therapy



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https://www.nourishingbodyandmind.com/
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210-639-6957

  liesbet_pryke12@hotmail.com

Hatha Yoga

These classes are taught with an emphasis on physical alignment and held to build stamina and strength which also allows you to express yourself within the pose. We begin with some breath awareness and warm ups which will lead us through a flowing sequence and to a relaxation at the end of class where we learn to let go and allow the body to realign before ending with a meditation.

Prenatal Yoga

This a therapeutic class to help keep the stability of the pelvis during 9 months of “growth”. We work specifically to prevent some of the typical complaints of pregnancy including low back pain, sciatic nerve pain and carpal tunnel.

You will learn how to use the breath as a focal point rather than focusing on discomfort in the body as a way to prepare for labour and parenthood.

Postnatal Yoga

This is a class to help you bring your body back into shape and/or to accept your new shape. We work on twists to bring the internal organs back in place and of course we work the core to regain strength in the abdominal muscles.

Partner Yoga

This a fun hatha class that you take with a partner (friend/family member). You will assist, support and gently encourage each other to perhaps go a little deeper into a pose. Although the class can be playful it also helps us to learn trust and communication

Kundalini Yoga

This is a practice which brings about healing and rejuvenation through exercises, breathing, meditations and chanting (mantras). The standard format is about 40 mins of exercises incorporating breath, 10 – 15 mins of deep relaxation and 5 – 11 mins of meditation.

Kids Yoga

This is a hatha class where we also open up a theme for class which could lead to a discussion. The theme could be “what does trust mean to you?” The class encourages community building during discussion and some partner poses. Yoga is a powerful tool for kids to accept their changing bodies and a healthy way for them to release and express their emotions. For kids 8 and up.

Liesbet was working as a massage therapist (ITEC certified in 1995 and ISPA certified in 1997) and healer in London when she was introduced to yoga by a good friend of hers. Her second ever class was a Kundalini class taught by Guru Singh, master spiritual teacher and musician. After just one evening in his presence she signed up for a 9 month, life changing, teacher training. During this period of her life she also studied Chinese medicine, Movement Shiatsu and later Thai Massage. She became KRI certified and a member of IKYTA in 1998 and has studied with some of the most well known Kundalini Yoga teachers in France, Los Angeles, Austin and of course under Yogi Bhajan in Espanola, New Mexico. It was here that she continued her studies and took her Level 2 training.

After the birth of her daughter in 2002 she started to teach Prenatal yoga and became certified in Austin with OM Mama, Leslie Lytle (2006) and also at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas (2009). After teaching for a few years she was drawn in by her students to become a doula, Childbirth Educator and later a certified nutritionist.

In the past 10 years or so Liesbet’s practice shifted and she has studied with some of the best Anusara teachers in America. She continues her daily practice and says that it keeps her grounded through life’s challenges. Her students recommend her for her expertise on safe movement, her calm demeanor and passion for holistic health. She loves to empower her students with knowledge so that they can make the best choices for themselves and their families.