You are already perfect!
You may not realise it...yet. You live in a society trying to tell you the complete opposite. You have events in your life which may add to the feeling of not being enough, But I promise you that you are.
In yoga these are called vasana or life's impressions, which in western thinking make up your subconscious mind. In yoga philosophy these can be caused by our samskaras, which is your deep conditioning from the past. They are all part of what make you human, and in the slow removal of these you start to discover your real self.
This all starts with your body. It could be yogasana or it could be Pilates, it doesn't matter. In learning to be in touch with your body- embodied- you can start to use your own personal navigation system to discover that you really have been perfect all along!
What is Balanced Roots Movement?
Balance is important in a physical sense, and also in life. Many of us are struggling to find the time for ourselves. Yoga & Pilates not only help you with physical balance, but also give you time to focus on your own body and get within. A healthy mind-body-soul can be said to be in homeostasis or balance. It is when we lose this balance that we become unhealthy or ill in some way, but regular yoga and/or Pilates can help prevent this.
Roots are there to ground you and provide a strong platform. This sense of being grounded is the first step to healing and returning to our true nature. Modern life has created humans primarily based in their heads. Through yoga and Pilates you can become based in your entire mind-body-soul as one. Being grounded in this process reminds us of our connection to Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants.
You were born to move! Everything about your body is designed specifically for movement, but many of us are becoming increasingly sedentary. Your body LOVES movement, and so does your brain. This mind-body connection is so beneficial.
Pilates and yoga
I love yoga AND Pilates! Yes it can happen. But I know that some like one and not the other, so I offer both. I teach Pilates in a way to remember how to move your body, whilst learning just how amazingly designed it is. Yoga is taught as a form of self-inquiry to help discover your true nature of perfection.
Hi, I'm JJ
(Or Jonathan too)
'About me'? Well it's really all about those who have taught, and continue to teach me. In no particular order my primary teachers are:
All of these incredible women are the embodiment of the divine feminine, whilst being absolutely no 'b.s.'
The teachings of Kashmir Śaivism have been instrumental in my journey and I am forever grateful for John Hughes and his compiling of the teachings of Swami Laksmanjoo, who was the last living Master of the tradition.
Kings College London and all the academics who give me a completely different perspective.
And really every interaction gives new teachings, so a big thank you to all I have crossed paths with.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.