About Hayley Shaw
Yoga is an incredibly vast tradition with a great deal to offer. My passion is in sharing these teachings with you, as they were once shared with me.
Being a Yogini
I have been a yoga practitioner since 2006 studying and practicing Akhanda Yoga, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and various other styles and traditions that have resonated with me along the way. The teachings of yoga give us guidelines to live in greater harmony with ourselves, others and the environment around us. To practice yoga is to practice the teachings on all levels; mental, energetic, emotional and physical, with continuous awareness of self.
At first, I found that I had to practice the teachings with continuous awareness and great discipline, and now the yogic lifestyle has become a natural way of living for me. I continue to practice awareness of self to aid my spiritual growth and just be a good human! Yoga is actually a practice for the mind you see the purpose of postures is to improve flexibility to enable us to sit comfortably in meditation. It’s not about showing how much you can bend in all directions! It is my mission to share with you what it really is and what it can do for you!
Becoming a Yoga Teacher
I received my certification to teach Akhanda Yoga in 2014 at the Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, North India. This practice has been the foundation for my yoga journey and greatly shaped the way I teach. It has its roots in Kundalini practices and its main aim is to revive the ancient tantric wisdom of Ha Tha Yoga. I am also influenced by Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Womb Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Still, I stay true to the practice of Akhanda Yoga as I have and I continue to experience the happiness and healing that it brings.
A bit more
After years of planning and wishing for something that I didn’t have, to make me feel whole, complete and happy, I came to realise that the only place that happiness exists is in the present moment! I stopped chasing and learnt to be present with myself by practicing the teachings of yoga. Yoga is an incredibly vast tradition with a great deal to offer. My passion is in sharing these teachings with you, as they were once shared with me.
The journey of Yoga has led me to living in alignment with my dharma (life purpose/mission) which I am supremely grateful for. Finding your unique path of truth is extremely liberating and once you are on it, life becomes lighter, more joyful, free flowing, abundant and you feel very blessed.
My aim is to guide you back to your very own unique and wonderful path of self realisation.
Thank you to Vishva ji for sharing the magical practice of Akhanda Yoga. Thank you for being the one to guide me back to my blissful self.
Thank you to Chinmayi Dore for introducing me to Akhanda Yoga, Shamanic Yoga and for your continuous support. I have much of my health, happiness and success to thank you for. I can’t thank you enough!
Thank you to my family for supporting me in all of my decisions, no matter how difficult my choices were for you to accept. I hope you can now see how important all that travelling was! Thank you for always encouraging me to follow my heart regardless of how difficult it was for you to see me go. I can’t express how much I love you all.
Thank you to all my Bliss Warriors who have been on this journey with me so far. Thank you for always showing up with a dedication to practice, for supporting me and believing in me and my ability to achieve my Bliss Mission. Thank you for helping me to grow into the teacher that I am today. Your love and support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who have challenged me the most! I am immensely grateful to you for being my greatest teachers and bringing forth the opportunity to grow, evolve, better myself and learn to love myself and all of you more deeply. Thank you for teaching me UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
Thank you to my Higher Self and Divine Source for continuously guiding me.
May we all rise together…
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