find, embrace and respect all that is in your abstract being
As an experienced Yoga, Hula Hoop, and Dance Instructor since 2015, my goal has been to help individuals to explore their body and mind through experimental and traditional forms of movement. During my sessions, I incorporate a variety of rhythms, flows, and breathing exercises to help you practice your own unique form of movement. Below you can find the different forms of movement I work with. Feel free to contact me about any questions you may have about my services, or how we can work together to build your own unique road into movement, expression, and health.
Your body is your temple, your universe. Treat it with respect, movement and love.
Hatha-Yin Yoga is a combination of asanas (yoga postures) which are complimented with the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises). Asanas are kept basic, between beginner and intermediate methods. This is a relaxed style that aids the body to open, strengthen, and release tension. In some cases, postures can be held for longer periods of time (5-10min), where the person is asked to concentrate and connect their attention in performing slow, deep, and controlled breaths.
Vinyasa - Yang Yoga, also compliments the practice with pranayama. In Yang yoga, the sequence of movements are more dynamic, which flow into postures where they invite inhalation through extension and exhalation through contraction. Vinyasa-Yang yoga builds endurance, strength, and focus throughout the duration of the practice. Guided sessions include creative and flowy sequencing that embrace an intention into the practice. Some examples might include intentions in trust, empowerment, calmness, and patience.
Partnering with a friend, a loved one or a stranger can help build a foundation of trust, improving communication and finding balance while guiding each other into different postures. Breathing exercises compliment well at the beginning, middle and end of the practice. Sharing a slow and controlled breathing rhythm with a partner can bring a sense of security and peace through the practice. Also, during the practice partners have the chance to feel each other's heartbeat in specific exercises, which help invoke feelings of universal love. Partner Yoga is a fun and dynamic way to invite people, unfamiliar with Yoga, to give it a try.
Hula Hoop Flow & Yoga
The hula hoop was originated by Native American culture. The hoop was used as a prop in their traditional dances, to demonstrate both static and dynamic shapes, which were to represent various animals, symbols and storytelling elements.
By combining yoga with a hula hoop, can assist an individual to connect better with their personal practice, and help build foundations of strength, coordination and balance.
Hula Hoop dance and exercise are a fantastic way to build fluidity onto different parts of one's body, such as the chest, midsection, and hips. It can help with coordination when attempting varied tricks that require twirling, rolling, and throwing. A regular hula hoop practice strengthens the core and upper body muscles that support the torso, which in turn, can help in the reduction of lower back pain.
Kids Yoga is a growing practice that gives children the chance to experience the benefits of yoga in a fun, creative and imaginative way. Kids can have a lot of energy that needs to be released. By engaging them into dynamic, playful and short sequences can be a perfect way for them to put their energy into focus. In a normal class, kids are guided through basic yoga postures, where they are complimented with stories, sounds and interactive play. Sessions are roughly around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the age group.
Kids Yoga also combines methods of Hula Hoop Yoga and Partner Yoga which help challenge kids into building their motor, coordination and team building skills.
A Little More About Me
Hi! My name is Georgia Aurelia Kollias and welcome to my sanctuary of movement which I have come to name Auralogica. I am a born Canadian, with European roots, mainly from Greece and Poland.
My education consists of a diploma in Exercise Science, which is the study of physiology and anatomy of the body, and how movement can help improve the body to adapt, heal or protect itself from any current or future injuries.
As an avid learner of the body and health, I hold with me 200hr (x2) Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and
a diploma from Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach. I am also certified as a Kids Yoga teacher through Cosmic Kids.
Over the years, I have built for myself opportunities to teach what I love, mostly revolving around the art of yoga, dance, and hula hoop, and teaching that in a variety of events in many different countries.
It is a blessing for me to teach what I love to anyone I come to meet, and I look forward to more moments like them.
Are you interested in becoming more aligned with your body? To love it for what it has given you, and what it can give you? Moving the body is a way to heal any distress, whether it is mental, emotional, or physical.
Your body, your temple. Let us come to respect it together. Beginner-friendly classes always!
Current location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Find me teaching at HeartSpace Yoga Studio (Sundays at 11.15am) and YMCA Lethbridge (Tuesdays at 10.30am)
Languages provided during classes/workshops are English, Spanish, and Greek.