I bring it to big tents and main stages at festivals, such as Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Glastonbury, and Body & Soul, to small classes in Yoga Studios and now online through classes, courses and one on ones.
My work is inspired and developed through years of multidisciplinary training and personal development, 20 years as a practising Buddhist, and immersion in integrating Collective Trauma with the Pocket Project. And a deep passion for House Music!
The word house relates to our own individual ‘container’ of mind-body-soul-spirit-heart and, collectively, it relates to the vibe or feeling of being at ‘home’ with other people through House Music. We ‘clean’ house through breath and movement and ‘organize’ our house through balanced movements and aligned asanas.
In Yoga we focus on our own ‘house’ - aligning attention and intention through breath, focus and asana - as part of our unique house ‘cleaning’ and ‘clearing’ to become more connected to ourselves and how our ‘house’ affects others!
In House Music the big H in house refers to the feeling of being part of the big House — the belonging and connecting we feel when we’re with a room of those who love the music as we do. We feel like we belong.
I am the creator and this is my house resonates as well with a key principle of Buddhism - cause and effect. At every moment we are making causes that have effects. So we create our future reality through everything we do in our mind, body, and ‘house’! And how we are in our house or how our bodyhouse or 'biocomputer' is programmed is based on causes and effects from the past manifesting right now in the present.. We must all take responsibility for all that goes on in our ‘house’ as our part of keeping the bigger House in order. In order do so, we must begin to realise we are currently co-creating our reality moment to moment. The creative force of life is in each moment and the potential of this work is in activating that life force in a precise and structured way, i.e., Balanced Breaths, Balanced Movements. If you want to explore this with me through your own 'biocomputer' check out the Yogasonics course.
For years it’s been believed that the brain stem is responsible for the process of breathing. A new study, however, reveals that paced breathing (which involves consciously inhaling and exhaling according to a set rhythm) uses neural networks beyond this tied to emotion, attention and body awareness. Paced breathing focuses both attention and regulates the nervous system. By tapping into these networks using breath we gain access to a powerful tool for regulating our responses to stress. Paced, balanced breathing is the essence of all my work.
'In the Irish language, the word for breath comes from the same root word for spirit or soul - anam. I believe that through organising our breath and body/heart/mind attention into each part of the body, we invite the spirit of full attention into each cell, each moment' Karla