The following principles are the critical foundations of Fern Yoga. Woven together, they form a powerful practice which allows the practitioner to regain natural body alignment.


ACKNOWLEDGING the INDIVIDUAL

The individuality of the practitioner is of critical importance in Fern Yoga. Everyone's body is built differently and careful attention is placed to understand individual limits through practice. Acknowledgment of the individual allows practitioners to understand their strengths and weaknesses and facilitate individual practice without peer pressure.


ALIGNMENT without CONFORMITY

Proper body posture can be achieved through the long-term emphasis on structural alignment . Fern Yoga achieves such alignment with respect to the individual body structure and with the incorporation of tailored postures that do not force practitioners to conform to set poses that are not suitable for their body structures.


POWER through UNDERSTANDING

Fern Yoga imbues power in the practitioner by focusing not only on physical strength but also awareness of body and emotion . The power is derived from one's ability to gain a better understanding of one's body and mind, coupled with the cultivation of positive attitudes through disciplined practice. This power is harnessed by channelling it to distressed regions of the body.


PRACTICE without STRESS

Fern Yoga encourages practitioners to be sensitve to their own bodies throughout their journey. This guards against the common practice of comparing oneself with peers in group sessions which leads to ego-centric practice. Fern Yoga is based on holistic principles that avoid performance-driven behaviour in practice.


BEAUTY in PRACTICE

The beauty of the human body is celebrated in Fern Yoga through its focus on alignment in transition. This is further enhanced through the design of sequences which flow gracefully, yet strongly from one pose to the next.