Linda O'Grady

I am navigating my way through life and doing so using a system that I consider effective and deeply transformative. I share what I know from my experience as a flawed human being, and through the teachings of  Yoga, Pilates, Therapies, Sincerity, Common sense and the experience of my own personal challenges.   With 20 year’s experience in holistic health – Yoga, pilates, nutrition, ayurveda, herbal medicine, bodywork,  I have over 600 yoga teacher training hours, over 9,000 teaching hours (I’ve lost count) and I am blessed to have trained with many respected senior teachers of Iyengar, Asthanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.  I continue to train under the instruction of my current teacher David Curtis of Vinyasa Yoga Ireland. I have recently had the privilege of training under the guidance of Srivatsa Ramaswami (last long-term living student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya).

I am the founder of Sadhana Yoga.  Sadhana – means practice or discipline and is fitting with my philosophy of commitment with regard to self awareness and growth.  The system of the practice is one which fosters Self- Cultivation.  I teach classical Hatha Yoga using the Vinyasa krama system. The true meaning of the word Hatha is “force’ or ‘effort’, Vinyasa meaning “placement’ or ‘step-by-step’. The ‘effort’ refers to the requirements for us to move past our challenges (physical and mental) in order to develop and grow. The approach to the practice is progressive, dynamic and caters to the needs of the individual’s limitations. Forcing or pushing the body into poses it is not ready for, over-use of alignment techniques and under- use of the bodies natural movement patterns leads to injury and disillusionment. For the practice to continually evolve the mind must pay keen attention to the activity while addressing the blockages and patterns that reveal themselves during the practice.

Through the practice of Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath) Dharana (concentration) and Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) students learn to move more mindfully, helping them to become more aware of their internal states and habits of body and mind. Yoga is an experiential science of self study (Svadhyaya) cultivating personal awareness.  The teachings of Yoga are relevant to everyday situations and can be explored in a practical manner each time we step onto the mat. This allows us to practice the qualities of e.g. restraint, letting go, “staying”… and create new mind states and skills that we can thread into our everyday lives.

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