about Balance Bec

My name is Rebecca Black. I am a lover of nature + mountain sports ~ an adventurer ~ a ponderer + a nose breather. I am an experienced yoga teacher. I guide movement, breathwork, meditation + energy management practices.

There was a time when my life was filled with boardrooms, deadlines + high heels. While I balanced both my teaching + corporate law career progressions, the appetite for life + learning + integrity-driven success took the lead. So in 2008 I breathed in the enormity of possibilities, breathed out + consciously got involved in the ride of life beyond the boardrooms.

I’ve learned that the human body is incredibly resilient + intelligent with the ability to regulate, repair, recover + heal itself – with a little help of course. The practice of yoga supports the self-regulating power within. So I offer my services to enable others to help themselves through a variety of ways:

CLASSES ~ Community Classes (€12-€15) ~ Private Group / Individual (from €80)

EVENTS + RETREATS for mountain wellbeing

WORKSHOPS to deep dive into a category or theme of yoga

IMMERSIONS for teachers + experienced practitioners (continuing education (CE) accreditations for Yoga Alliance members).

CLICK HERE for a CALendar of yoga Classes + events

‘IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE’

Finding balance + harmony in our lives, is a moment to moment challenge.  Balance in work, in social life + quality of life.

So much is in the balance! Health + fitness – intellectual growth – creative expression – emotional life – family life – finances ~ spiritual life – values – relationships with ourselves, each other + the world around us. There are so many variables to challenge us. It sure makes for a wild ride in ‘project Balance’!

Looking to the natural world + universal laws helps me to find a steadiness.  

Nature through the seasons has no shortage of cycles of balance + synchronicity. Nature is all about Balance.

And so I live seasonally ~ in the French Alps ~ to experience life alongside natures gifts ~ to bloom when it blooms + calm down when it’s still ~ to adapt, learn + grow, to respect the process, to try, to fall a lot + find ways to thrive as a more balanced individual.

Yoga Influences

Snowboarding was my first mountain love but I felt the strain on my body in my mid-twenties. So I turned to YOGA to improve my flexibility + manage my aches and pains.

There I discovered how physically unbalanced + mentally unfocussed I was.  I was REALLY stiff + limited in many yoga postures + I couldn’t balance on my feet let alone my hands!  But I sensed it was good for me so I kept going back. Yoga became a regular practice + provided the physical therapy I needed to gain the flexibility, strength, proprioception + agility that I lacked. And, to my surprise, I gained so much more than a physical work-out.

Yoga introduced me to an equally powerful work-in. One that offers mental clarity, stress management, energetic support, valuable insight + a whole new adventure into the world of self-awareness + conscious living.

I am Scottish, but I was born + raised abroad until I settled there aged 15.  So in addition to my Scottish heritage, I am strongly influenced by other cultures + practices having lived between Holland, the Middle East + Far East through childhood

My teachings + practice are further shaped + refined by a variety of studies in the science of yoga + meditation, yoga for sports + athletes, yoga for kids, Myofascial Release, Yoga Medicine®, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, 5 element Seasonal Flow, Sivananda (Hatha), Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin + Forrest yoga; Functional Anatomy, Hands-on Adjustments,  Acupressure, Ayurvedic studies, Meditation, Breathwork, Numerology, Astrology + Reiki.  Click Here for a summary of certified educations.

I practice yoga applying methods, insight + theories from these influences that have proved to be effective + are alive in me.

I teach yoga with a blend of these influences of ancient + modern roots to enable students to experience their practical benefits in our modern lifestyles.

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I believe a yoga practice is a great tool for a balanced body + mindset that supports us through the stresses + strains + guides us towards being more purposeful with our life. And the best part is, it is available for EVERYONE at any time of life.  

This I am passionate about + nothing delights me more than sharing it in the mountains throughout the seasons.

Over the last 10 years I have developed a ‘style’ of yoga that supports + compliments mountain sports + mountain lifestyle + keeps us tuned into the seasonal mountain energies.  I call it ‘Mountain Yoga’.

Mountain Yoga uses the ancient tools of Hatha yoga, lessons from Nature, TCM, the 5 elements + cosmic cycles together with the modern science-based tools of functional anatomy + neuro-centric approaches to movement, mindfulness + well being.

Having also trained as a snowboard instructor (under the Canadian system in 2009) I continue to apply teaching methodology from Snowboarding on the mat to enable improved skills + awareness on the snow.

For me, Yoga + mountain sports co-exist such that my interests, passions + work are all inter-twined to support wellbeing in mountain sports + lifestyle.

Our mountain yoga practice in winter time goes by the name of ‘Snowga’ practiced mainly indoors with on-snow events as the weather permits. Read more about SNOWGA HERE

In summer time we tap into the power of Nature + Mountain vibes by taking our practice outdoors in awesome mountain locations.

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