Antonia's New spin on Yoga’s Ancient Philosophy gets you there
Midlife can feel like walking into the wrong dance class - being faced with staid ballroom when you expected to enjoy some jive. You're unsure and even adrift, it's all downhill now - you're told you've nothing to contribute and are 'surplus to requirements'. Yet that's not how you actually feel.
Your reality of what midlife looks like and the expectations of who you should be don't match - it's time to regain clarity and confidence to stride forth into your fulfilling midlife.
I'll gather yoga techniques that meet you where you are and best serve you to go where you should be - rather than where others want to take you. I'm there to guide and support you while providing a safe place for you to do this deep work to regain clarity and confidence inside and out so you find your purposeful, fulfilling midlife.
Use My Spin on Yoga To Regain Strength And Harmony In Mind and Body And Claim Your Midlife Path
There are a few rumors you might have heard about midlife:
you become invisible in midlife you've nothing to contribute it's time to fade away
You feel a spark of spirit ignite - there is more life for me live, I am not over the hill. That's the kind of aha moment we'll uncover together.
We'll do this by using yoga's different type of movement that connects your mind and your body so you start to feel strong and confident in your body. At the same time, I'll interweave other off the mat techniques from yoga's whole lifestyle techniques that will help you shape your midlife chapter with intention. This works because yoga is literally made to cut through this noise of who you 'should' be in midlife and come home to yourself. You don’t need to be anyone else - you just need to reclaim your true self, with the help of yoga to find your clear, confident midlife.
These yoga practices and techniques are put together specifically for you. Instead of you having to wade through the thousands of videos out there on youtube, I use my skills as a historian to pick out the best, curated, techniques from yoga's vast knowledge for you to cut through the noise of what your role should be and get reacquainted with who you are inside and out. You'll get in touch with where you want to go and follow your true midlife calling.
Why Yoga's Mind-Body Connection Gets You Into Your Physical Groove
The changes in your midlife body can throw you for a loop and leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. You want to do something to feel better about your body, but end up pounding it with gritted teeth and little results - feeling defeated.
When you step into yoga's different type of movement you'll find its slow, intentional holds give you strength to feel different in your body. Yoga also gives you the space and quiet to start having a conversation with your body and hear what it has to say so you and your body can connect and become a team. Rather than pounding your body into submission, you and your body start to work together.
The yoga practices we do, specifically curated for your unique situation, will change your body - and how you feel about it so you feel more comfortable in your own skin. In fact, when you catch sight of yourself in the mirror you are standing straighter and exuding more confidence. This is how you step physically into your Saturday Night Fever strut.
Getting into Your Saturday Night Fever Internal Strut.
Midlife is a new phase of life - it should be a time to take stock and feel confident and excited for shaping this new chapter. Yet you don't seem to be able to find the time to do this and end up feeling like you're stuck in a rut fulfilling all your commitments and you'll never be able to do anything for yourself. You know this is not how life should be and maybe you even feel resentful - I know I did - but how do you break out of the pattern? Time to take back control of your life - using a yoga practice specifically curated for the areas where you're looking for breakthroughs.
I love interweaving movement with journaling prompts. The movement, themed to address your challenges, will keep your body ticking over and free up your subconscious. Then the targeted journaling prompts help guide you to the big internal breakthroughs.
This is one example of how I curate the full techniques of yoga so you can tap into that space and quiet to become yourself and be clear on how this midlife chapter should look. We will use both movement and other yoga techniques - like journaling - that I've specifically curated for you.
Stride forth in life with that confidence - and get your Saturday Night Fever strut back.
Together we will use the ancient wisdom of yoga, with my new spin for the modern midlife woman. This is deep work - it's ongoing. Are you ready to dive into your outer body and inner landscape?
What's the mind-body connection anyway - this short video shows you what it can look like
How the Mentorship works
To get you striding forward, we're going to be doing deep work together, inside and out - using techniques that excite you to possibilities but might also have you face difficult things. My role is: 🐝 to curate the techniques so you have only ones which serve you to reach your energized and fulfilling midlife 🐝 to provide guidance and a safe container so you feel comfortable enough to do the work and get what you need
Our time and the yoga tools are specifically focussed on your particular needs and goals. I pull from my deep Hatha and Kundalini yoga teacher trainings as well as my wide knowledge of the centuries of yoga wisdom to ensure that you are using only the techniques most likely to help you find breakthroughs.
Everything is crafted with only you in mind: asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, affirmations, visualization. We'll use them all to bring together only the right techniques for you.
I am there, each step of the way, with unlimited personal contact to support and guide you as you use yoga's physical and mindset work to make these changes.
The Technical Flow
We will meet once a week for an hour via zoom and you will have unlimited contact via slack.
First Month: An initial chat to get us situated. Then a set weekly zoom meeting to identify sticking points, begin to uncover clarity about how you want your midlife to look - so I can put together a toolkit of specific yoga techniques to help you get unstuck. We'll keep in contact over slack as much as you want.
Second Month: This month's focus is working with the yoga techniques - really doing the work so the shifts begin to happen. This is exciting yet deep work, setting you on your fulfilling midlife path. We will still meet weekly - at a time of your choosing, so we can schedule get-togethers when you need support. There's help over slack too, of course.
Third Month: This is consolidation time - taking stock and finding your midlife stride! This month's structure is the same - a weekly meeting that you will schedule for when you feel it will be helpful and unlimited slack chat.