Amy Ku Redler is a wellbeing consultant with 25 years experience. She trained as a massage therapist in 1991, as a yoga teacher in 1994, a Pilates teacher in 2007, holds a post-graduate qualification in counselling. She is currently enrolled on a MA programme in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS University and is continuing her training in Mindfulness with Breathworks to run 8-week courses in Mindfulness for Stress/Health.
Her interests lie in working with individuals or organisations, helping them to integrate healthy lifestyle changes – looking at the bio-mechanics, alignment, posture, stress factors and lifestyle patterns that cause dysfunction, stress and dis-ease physically, emotionally and psychologically. Amy’s passion lies in helping to develop re-education programmes that support this process. She is keen to make it as practical and manageable as possible within day-to-day commitments and responsibilities.
Amy’s work has been featured in many articles including in The Sunday times Magazine, Vogue, The London Evening Standard, Shape magazine, Time Out, The Scotsman on Sunday, The List and Harpers and Bizarre Magazine as well as appearing on television.
The word ‘yoga’ derives from the Sanskrit word for a yoking or joining together, or bringing about a realisation of the oneness of body and mind. Particular attention is given to breathing, working intelligently with gravity, and the releasing of tension using the framework of yoga postures. This allows for a lengthening of the spine and widening of the chest thereby creating more room for internal organs to function more freely and effectively. A feeling of well-being is thus enhanced.
For many people, yoga is primarily a spiritual practice in itself or part of their spiritual practice. Others turn to yoga to remedy physical pain, mental instability or emotional disturbances. Yoga is valuable for people of all ages and in all walks of life. It’s a way of learning about yourself and your current limitations. It’s also a path that can loosen or dissolve those limitations by releasing unnecessary and unhelpful patterns of tension. We can learn ways to awaken lazy muscles and calm down busy ones which then allows the spine to lengthen giving us space to breathe and move more freely.
Check out some yoga postures here
Pilates is an integrative mind-body approach to re-balance the body bio-mechanically and structurally in order to help promote health and well-being. Postural realignment is achieved through use of controlled and precise physical movements to support mobility, strength, balance and ease of movement.
Specific muscle groups are targeted and strengthened, whilst others are lengthened and released.
Pilates is an excellent form of exercise during and after pregnancy as well pre and post surgery. As it is focus based, you are able to work certain parts of the body whilst leaving others alone if need be. Pilates is commonly used in rehabilitation, as it is a very effective aid in recovery from injury.
Check out some pilates postures here
One-2-One and Skype sessions
09:30am to 10.30am: Gentle Yoga at Yoga Junction, Crouch End
One-2-One and Skype Sessions
09:30am to 10:30am: Pilates at Triyoga, Chelsea
Complimentary Therapy at The Royal Free Hospital
Diplomas trainings, Workshops and One-2-One’s are available ad-hoc.
23rd October 2016 – Mindfulness For Stress – 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Triyoga
An afternoon of mindful practices, easing away the stresses of every day commitments, and taking a pause to rest and recouperate.
Research has shown that when used regularly and effectively, Mindfulness techniques contributed to a more relaxed and confident approach to life, greater energy and enjoyment both at home and at work.
This workshop will help you:
– Recognise your own stress triggers and know how to deal with them
– Let go of unhelpful responses to difficult situations
– Find ways to increase enjoyment in every day life.
Book directly with Triyoga.
2nd December – Thai Yoga Massage & Mindfulness in Motion – Triyoga
The roots of Thai yoga massage are in yoga philosophy and Vipassana (observation or insight) meditation and Mettā (Mettā is a Pali word for ‘loving kindness’) meditation. The practitioner’s job is to deliver a physical application of loving kindness – of ‘Mettā mediation’ and this combination of mindfulness in motion creates an atmosphere of healing for both the giver, as well as the receiver and teaches us about taking mindfulness into our actions. The effects of this presence are very profound and healing.
A workshop offers you a wonderful opportunity to get an understanding of this ancient art. In my upcoming ‘introduction to mindfulness + Thai yoga massage’ workshop you will learn some simple but effective techniques for use with family and friends and get a taste for the benefits of traditional Thai yoga massage.
We will start our afternoon with an introduction to mindfulness and a Mettā meditation – and we will explore a powerful mantra called Om Mani Padmi Hum. This is a Tibetan mantra for developing understanding and compassion.
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A week of yoga & mindfulness on the beautiful Island of Crete, in the lovely Mavros Molos Beach
27th June – 4th July 2017
I work with my clients individually to support, facilitate and integrate healthy lifestyle changes. Each session is tailor made to suit each individual’s needs, whether that be rehabilitation from injury, strengthening and alignment or stress management. My aim is to provide a mindful and integrative approach.
Some of the areas I can help you with are:
Amy’s corporate clients to date have included BBC London and Scotland, CC & Sons, Citywire, Scottish Government and Sony’s IT Department. She has developed a Yoga & Mindfulness programme and will tailor-make this to suit the individual needs of each company she works with using her 25 years experience in health & wellbeing.
Please get in touch to book a one-2-one, class, or yoga holiday.