Mirka Finney

Frigiliana/ Torrox Málaga
Spain
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

YOGA TEACHER

My involvement in Yoga started as an expansion of a very early interest in Eastern Philosophies and Alternative Medicine. These interests awakened my desire to learn and explore Yoga and in 1990 I started classes in the Iyengar Yoga Institute at Maida Vale in London. At that time I studied under well-known and established teachers like Mira and Shyam Mehta (authors of “Yoga; the Iyengar Way” etc), and Sylvia Prescott. A long interest in yoga and a desire to share my knowledge and experience prompted me to embark on a teachers training course with Rosamund Bell at the North-East London Iyengar Yoga Institute. Over the years my curiosity of mind led me to expand my knowledge by practicing Iyengar yoga with other teachers. I also explored other forms of yoga (Hatha, Sivananda and Ashtanga) under a variety of teachers including Tim Cummins. My interest in anatomy, movement, and mind also prompted me to study Pilates and Tai chi for several years.
Before I set up Yoga holiday Paradiso, I taught in North London, then at a Yoga Centre in Bury St. Edmunds and in my private studio in Suffolk.
I employ Mindful approach to my yoga teaching. I will encourage you to bring your full awareness to your physical and emotional sensations as you move through asanas. I also put emphasis on alignment, precision and selective relaxation in the postures. The practice will improve your flexibility, balance, agility and strength. It will increase the sense of relaxation and general well-being throughout your body and mind. I regularly travel to attend classes and workshops with Senior Iyengar teachers to deepen my knowledge, practice and teaching skills. I took a Restorative Yoga course with Roger Cole and completed Mindfulness Training (MBCT) with Dr Hagen Rampes.

Rating

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

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Reserved
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual

Reviews

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing retreat and amazing teacher !

This was my first yoga retreat and hopefully not my last. The teacher made this retreat exactly what I was looking for. Very friendly, caring, and Myrka knows her yoga move. It made for a very great retreat. Thank you also to Michael for the great meals.

Mirka FinneyJune 4, 2015

Dear Lucie
Thank you for your kind review.
All the best
Mirka

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great teacher giving yoga classes in a complex way

Doing yoga with Mirka since more than 2 years, I can really say that she is a great teacher! Very experienced, friendly, caring very much about each participant. She's not only demonstrating each posture, but also expaining in details what is going on in the body. She teaches yoga in a complex way - postures, balance, breathing and meditation is all included in her classes. I can really recommend her - for beginners and experienced yogis. Just try it - and enjoy! Marlene

Mirka FinneyMay 29, 2015

Dear Marlene
Thank you so much for your lovely review ...
All the best
Mirka

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Very thorough teacher

I enjoyed a very enjoyable teaching experience at Mirkas yoga classes on the retreat which is very special too.

Mirka FinneyMay 28, 2015

Dear Les
Thank you for your kind review.
Best wishes
Mirka

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Excellent teacher, took my back problems into consideration at all times, and was encouraging while also being firm and focussed.

Mirka FinneyMay 28, 2015

Dear Paul
Thank you for your kind review
All the best
Mirka

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
iyengar teaching

Mirka is an excellent teacher. very hands on teacher.

Mirka FinneyMay 27, 2015

Dear Maddy
Thank you for your kind review
All the best
Mirka