Boat Pose

Through yoga we become intimate with life and realise our generative power.

Generative power is creative. It is our life force that we share with all nature. Through yoga we can understand ourselves as nature. The studio is named Generative Yoga to underline our fundamental being as nature, and also because yoga supports that which we desire to generate/ create. As nature, we are ecological beings – in relation to all. Yoga involves heartfelt relationship to both human and non-human beings.

Yoga is an ancient practice associated with different traditions and religions. In the contemporary context it has many manifestations. But yoga is always a deeply personal practice of self enquiry and realisation. I encourage you to find out what yoga means to you, and to also develop a personal practice.

I understand yoga as a movement-meditation the most essential aspects of which are breath, heart and presence. I merge the fundamental aspects of hatha (physical) yoga with an intuitive fluidity. I consider yoga a practice for every body, every day that enables us to realise the beauty and brilliance of life that we always already are and our emergent creativity.

I have been teaching yoga for 4 years. My intention as teacher is to support my students in becoming deeply embodied, where they are connected to their heart-space and vitality. My more recent teaching in meditation is an extension and deepening of this intention.

Simona Schmidt, PhD.

Generative Yoga Class 1