Sonya Simpson’s feedback to Yoga Lunchbox following Hau Ora Yoga Conference 2018
KeiShana is a women’s’ health professional who has lived in the world of childbirth since her own pregnancy, near seventeen years ago. Until recently she practiced as a midwife in the community, focusing on homebirth and primary unit birth, until crossing the bridge into Christchurch Women’s Hospital, catching babies on the Birthing Suite and in theatre. Having specialised in PTSD, trauma release (alongside generalised motivational sessions), as a coach her private work drew her out of the public health sector - where she continues to pour her passion into mind and body-based therapies.
As a natural communicator, she has coached, mentored, presented and publically spoken nationally and internationally. As a committed lifetime learner, KeiShana loves being part of a learning environment and shines as a facilitator, particularly in her co-created Mindfulness Antenatal Education Workshops www.opti-mum.co.nz. It is here that the emphasis on a whole body health approach to the pregnancy continuum has become most apparent.
“My passion lies in the synergy between art and science, ancient and contemporary, innate and evidence-based ways of knowing.”
In her younger years (battling with intergenerational mental health and a myriad of addictions), she trained as a Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner, HNLP Life Coach and immersed herself in the world of behavioural change, hypnotherapy, meditation and mindfulness. Her practice of yoga has supported her throughout, transformed, nourished, and replenished her inside and out.
Based in Christchurch, KeiShana teaches yoga at Flow Hot Yoga studio and privately; generalised and pregnancy-specific sessions.
In this Contemporary Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, you will receive her enthusiasm, compassion, and wild-woman feminist. Balanced with a dose of humour she offers an invitation to become your most extraordinary Self.
“For me, Yoga is an ancient practice that recognises the body as a complexity of prana (energy) within the body layers (koshas). This practice encompasses movement (asana) flowing with the breath body (pranamaya), in union with contemplative practices that serve to address the egoic mind (yamas/niyamas).
I believe Yoga is rooted in the fundamental human need to connect; to self-others and Life, remembering we are and have always been one. I commit to living authentically, mindfully, sustainably in this world.”
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