Geraldine Hardy - (Founder, Teacher E-RYT 200)
Geraldine started dancing ballet in her childhood and a later stage she was fascinated with extreme sports such as snowboarding and surfing, which all resulted in various injuries. She started practicing Yoga 18 years ago and it was more about trying to create balance and ease in her body and mind after pushing herself to the limits. First Hatha Yoga, Bikram, then Ashtanga and now Vinyasa/Hatha with BelovedYoga and Svastha Yoga. Working in a Business environment for the last 16 years, Yoga has always been a great companion in her life to deal with her stress levels and active lifestyle. Eventually, she consciously decided to embark on the journey of yoga and completed RYT 200 hr certification with BelovedYoga teachers Maryam Ovissi and Jafar Alexander. Geraldine draws her inspiration for a Vinyasa Flow style from her experience in dance, while following the principles of ‘sthira sukham asanam’ (Yoga Sutra 2.46) – ‘creating the appropriate amount of effort to sustain ease in the body and mind’. Experiencing this balance ‘on the mat’ and then taking it ‘off the mat’ in our daily lives. 'I have learned in the past years that happiness and contentment starts with working within myself first and embracing to be a student for my lifetime, while enjoying my journey . …. From doing to be a human being'
Languages: German, English & French.