Victoria Simpson is originally from England, based in Berlin and returns to India year after year for spiritual encouragement. An insatiable thirst to explore and understand herself during her mid-twenties awoke her to broadening her Yoga practice and knowledge of the mind/body connection. She likes to bridge the gap between consciousness and science; Her teachings are inspired through spending time immersed in Eastern culture and philosophy but also her passion in neuroscience and anatomy. Much healing in her life came through community and safe spaces. With support she started to create a better relationship with herself and integrate her traumas. She believes safety and trust within ourselves, our relationships and our environment is one of the fundamental needs for us to live life to our full potential as human beings and that is why she encourages her students to become embodied and self aware.
She has completed a 500-hour training in Akhanda Hatha Yoga, 150-hour training in Yin Yoga and Level 1&2 in Clinical Somatic Movement. Victoria feels incredibly blessed to have enjoyed the teachings and support of great and compassionate teachers and healers in all of her educations gaining many valuable techniques.
yin yoga – en
In this slow class floor asanas are held in a more open and relaxed way for a longer period of time. Victoria’s introspective nature is often reflected in her Yin Yoga classes, in which she teaches the art of being quiet and listening. She guides practitioners by entwining her knowledge of the Nervous System, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Somatics. She offers just enough silence for practitioners to deeply connect with their journey inwards encouraging them to learn the language of their body. Her intention is to hold space for subtle shifts and to help them slow down, rest and observe.
yin/yang yoga – en
This is a class that combines two different approaches to practicing Yoga Asana. “Yang” Yoga is considered more active, a rhythmic practice that strengthens and tones the muscles of the body. Engaging our sympathetic nervous system by synchronising movement with breath which stimulates circulation, energy flow and the respiratory system. “Yin” Yoga is slower paced and invites interoception. Floor asanas are held in a more open and relaxed way for a longer period of time. This targets the deeper dense tissues of the body maintaining the health of the joints and strength of the bones. It affects the meridian system which improves the flow of Qi thus having a harmonising effect. Slowing down supports a shift into the parasympathetic system that calms the mind and can optimally prepare us to enter a deep restful state/meditation to conclude the class. A well rounded practice.
hatha level A – en
This class offers a moderate sequence of the most familiar and accessible postures and breathing techniques and can be enjoyed by both beginning and continuing students. The sequence covers all the directional movements of the spine and all of the posture stations (seated, standing, inversion, balance, on back, on belly) and Victoria offer postures that can be modified. This class introduces the basic principles of alignment, breath, sound, yogic thought and relaxation. Students will learn some basic pranayama and some practical concentration and meditation techniques. Students are guided to move with the breath and let the breath initiate the movement. This level aims to balance flexibility and strength and cleanse the body helping to attain a natural state of health. This level evokes the physical and energetic levels of awareness.
hatha level B – en
These classes are to inspire intermediate students through more dynamic asana, pranayama and longer meditations. These techniques work synergistically to deepen your exploration of the body/mind connection, release blockages and cleanse outmoded thought patterns. This practice aims to heighten your energetic awareness and to balance and expand the flow of Prana. The dynamic sequence is woven through sun salutation, covers all the directional movements of the spine and all of the posture stations (seated, standing, inversion, balance, on back, on belly) Each class finds a balance between yin and yang, between structural cues and inner inquiry, usually the intensity of strong uplifting asana toward the beginning of a class are mirrored by surrendering, grounding postures at the resolution. This level evokes the energetic, mental and emotional level of awareness.
hatha flow level A – en
This yoga class contains a moderate sequence of the most familiar and accessible yogic postures and breathing techniques and is suitable for all levels of practitioners. The sequence includes all directions of movement of the spine and all types of posture (sitting, standing, supine and prone, inverted and balancing postures), for which Victoria also offers variations. This class finds a balance energetically between grounding, uplifting, centering and expansion. The class introduces the basic principles of alignment, breathing, sound, yoga philosophy and relaxation.