About Shaka Lish
After being unexpectedly moved by its profound effect on my life many years ago, my journey into yoga has become progressively more dedicated and involved. My study, practice and discovery of yoga continues and it never ceases to astound, engage or inspire me. Yoga could be described as a process of being, rather than becoming, as it teaches us to shed layers that inhibit our ability to see and accept ourselves as we are, rather than what we think we ought or want to be. The journey of self-knowledge can be challenging but the reward of connection and liberation makes it worth it.
My personal practice is Ashtanga, which I have been practicing for around 10 years. I have studied with senior and certified teachers Elinore Burke, Kristina Karitinou, Hamish Hendry and Ryan Speilman. My current teacher is Corrie Ananda, for whom I assist for the Mysore program at Triyoga Shoreditch. My training is in Hatha yoga and in 2017 I graduated from SOAS after completing MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (with distinction). Alongside Ashtanga, I often also practice Iyengar and both of these schools of yoga influence and inform my own teaching style.
In addition to teaching yoga, I have been reading tarot cards and offering energetic healing for just over two years and practicing for 9 years. I work intuitively and with spirit, often receiving additional guidance for you before or during our sessions. My desire is to help you connect to the divine intelligence of your own body and intuitions and offer guidance and healing on your soul journey and life path.
I’ve always been intrigued by Eastern and Western philosophy and have studied extensively and woven this knowledge experientially into my own life. Yoga is an ancient practice and I believe a self-technology that allows us to reconnect to our natural state of bliss. It is a holistic practice that recognises the importance and balance of the mind, the body and the soul.
When working with you as a teacher, my aim is to build strength, openness and balance within the body as well as the mind. This will enhance relaxation and a sense of wellbeing so that you can truly connect to yourself and reawaken the sacred space within your heart. When working with you as a healer, my aim to allow you to be present, feel held and provide a space for you to explore your inner world more deeply, as well as attuning your physical and energetic body.
I'm passionate about sharing yoga and other holistic and healing practices and making them accessible to everyone. I work with mixed ability groups and individuals and tailor my teaching to suit my students needs and goals. My job as a teacher and healer is to guide, strengthen and encourage you on your own journey of self-discovery.
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