What Yoga Really Means…
“The ultimate goal of yoga is a union between the mind, body and spirit. It’s an ongoing journey of self-discovery. It encourages awareness on a deeper level and a sense of balance both on and off your mat.”
Yoga has been an anchor for me during times of change and transformation.
It has helped me to become more aware of my inner emotions and thoughts while at the same time making me feel at ease on a physical level.
Yoga encouraged me to seek a sense of being on a deeper, more subtle level.
Each time I went to a class or practiced on my own I felt more relaxed and connected to my inner self than I did before.
And indeed, yoga’s aim is to create a ‘union’ or ‘connection’ . It’s a science, philosophy and a way of life. It provides numerous health benefits to those who commit to regular practice.
There are various paths to yoga, with the ultimate goal being to awaken our awareness and connection with the self and the reality of life.
Yoga is not a religion, therefore it encourages a sense openness to all who seek to achieve better health and well-being.
“The beauty of yoga is that it’s an experience unique for every individual. Essentially, it’s your own personal journey towards self-discovery and realization.”
About Nora Draganova
Nora is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic yoga massage therapist, with a degree in Food Studies and Nutrition.
With over 10 years of dedicated practice, Nora is highly passionate about helping and inspiring others towards living a healthier and more fulfilled way of life.
She specializes in Hatha flow and Ashtanga yoga and aims to make each class suitable for varying levels, from complete beginners to more advanced practitioners.
Nora encourages growth on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, and draws inspiration from various philosophical and spiritual disciplines.
Her teaching style incorporates asana (physical postures) practice with modification and progression options to suit individual abilities, as well as pranayama (breathing) and relaxation techniques.
- 100-hour Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, Patanjali Yoga Foundation, Rishikesh, India
- 300-hour Yoga Alliance Hatha and Ashtanga Teacher Training , Anadi Yoga Centre, Rishikesh, India
- 200-hour Yoga Alliance Hatha and Ashtanga Teacher Training, Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, India
- Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (QCF), HFE, London , UK
- Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy Level 1-4, AYM UK
- BSc Food Studies and Nutrition, University of Leeds
- Member of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
“Yoga is more than asana (physical poses) practice – it’s a way of life. It allows us to dig deeper into our very consciousness and discover that which is often buried beneath many superficial layers – our inner nature. Regular practice can help to cultivate qualities such as patience, sense of calm, self-love and respect, as well as kindness and compassion towards others.”