About Rebecca Black
I am a yoga teacher
a lover of mountains and mountain sports
I invite you to read my musings
There was a time when my life was filled with boardrooms, deadlines, to-do lists and high heels. Career progression left less room to satisfy my rather large appetite for life. So much to discover – places to go – things to do – boundaries to push.
So in 2008 I tottered out of the office, ditched the high heels, breathed in the enormity of opportunities and possibilities, breathed out and got involved. Aiming toujours for balance and synchronicity in a chaotic world.
Still breathing with the corners of my mouth upturned and a spring in my step. Riding the waves of life and passionate to share what I’ve learned along the way.
Here’s Bec’s moto…. “it’s all about BALANCE”
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Finding balance in our lives, is a moment to moment challenge. Balance in work, in social life and quality of life.
So much in the balance – health, fitness and emotional life – intellectual growth and creative expression – values, beliefs and motivation – relationships with ourselves, each other and the world around us. So many variables makes for a wild ride in Project Balance.
Looking to the natural world helps me to find that steadiness.
Nature through the seasons has no shortage of cycles of balance and synchronicity.
And so I live seasonally – to experience life alongside natures gifts – to bloom when it blooms and calm down when it’s still – to adapt, learn and grow, to respect the process, to try, to thrive, to fall and to get up again.
To ride the ever changing tide of life and be a more balanced individual.
One that moves better, feels better and lives better.
Yoga – Bec’s Influences
Snowboarding was my first love. I invested my twenties in developing my passion and skills for riding snow covered mountains. Feeling the effects of snowboarding on my body I turned to yoga to help keep me strong and flexible and address the feeling of being in a minor car crash after each trip.
There I discovered how stiff and physically unbalanced I was! Yoga became a regular practice and, to my surprise, offered so much more than a physical work-out.
Yoga introduced me to an equally powerful work-in. One that offers energetic support, valuable insight and a whole new adventure into the world of self-discovery and conscious living. All this derived from pulling shapes with proper breathing, concentration and mindfulness.
I practice and teach yoga applying insight and inspiration from the rhythms and patterns of Nature throughout the seasons.
I trained as a snowboard instructor under the Canadian system (in 2009) but chose not to work in this field and instead focus purely on mountain wellness in support of mountain sports. However I still apply teaching methodology from Snowboarding on the mat to enable improved skills and awareness on the snow.
I am Scottish, but I was born and raised abroad. So in addition to my Scottish heritage, I am strongly influenced by other cultures and practices having spent my childhood and teenage years between Holland, the Middle East and Far East. I continue to travel with an appetite for continued learning. Studying yoga and training since 2006 in a variety of yoga styles (Vinyasa, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Hatha, Forrest, Yin) and eastern influences (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Reiki).
I teach yoga with an aim to blend all these influences to enable students to experience the benefits of yoga in our modern lifestyles.
Yoga – Bec’s Teaching Style
I believe a yoga practice is a great tool for a balanced life and is available for everyone. This I am passionate about and nothing delights me more than sharing the gifts of yoga in the mountains throughout the seasons.
Over the last 10 years I have developed a style of yoga that supports and compliments mountain sports and mountain lifestyle and keeps us tuned into the seasonal mountain energies. I call it ‘Mountain Yoga’.
Mountain Yoga uses the tools of yoga (8 limbs) and lessons from Nature, the 5 elements and cosmic cycles to support us physically and energetically for our mountains sports and lifestyles.
Our mountain yoga practice in wintertime goes by the name of ‘Snowga’ practiced mainly indoors with on-snow events as the weather permits.
In summertime we tap into the power of Nature and Mountain vibes by taking our practice outdoors in awesome mountain locations.
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