A very warm welcome to Havva Yoga
My name is Havva Goldring, I am a 30 year old Turkish Cypriot devoted to Yoga.
I am an ex-Police officer and was one of the first officers on scene during the London riots. My Police patrol vehicle was set on fire and I witnessed the raw negative side of human nature, my own life was at risk. This experience lay heavy on my heart and caused me to feel hurt.
My dedication to my practice and stepping onto my mat daily, not always for asana, sometimes I would just sit or meditate was what got me through my heartache. My practice brought joy into my life and helped me to focus, live in the moment and this is one of the reasons why I decided to complete my teacher training course, so I can help others have the benefits of yoga.
From the moment I stepped onto my yoga mat I immediately knew this is where I belong.
I have been a dedicated Yogini for many years. My personal committed practice is Ashtanga, I love the dynamic flow of the practice and base my Vinyasa flow classes with an Ashtanga influence.
I am a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance having completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course with Heather Elton. I have also completed a 200-hour Ashtanga Teacher Training course with the world renowned John Scott and Lucy Crawford Scott. I am trained to teach the traditional Yogic teachings incorporating Sanskrit count to lead my class through their practice.
I am also registered as a 500 hour Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance having completed an advanced teacher training course in Goa, India, learning advanced vinyasa flow techniques as well as Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama techniques to help surrender the mind to stillness.
I am also Pregnancy Yoga trained having completed my Pregnancy Teacher Training course with Beverly Nolan and Rachel Moore at Camyoga Cambridge.
I am a forever student and always willing to expand my knowledge and develop my own personal practice both as a student and teacher be it workshops, retreats or my endless yogic library.
Yoga is a great healer for mind, body and spirit, when practiced daily both on and off the mat the many and endless positive benefits quickly unfold and blossom in each individual.
Love, kindness and compassion play a huge role in my daily life. I love to keep my classes positive and energised with plenty of laughter, joy and fun built around the dynamic and strong pace of my classes, incorporating the right attitude to enjoy a high level practice without losing sense of being able to have fun!
Part of my yogic lifestyle incorporates Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga.
Yama – External disciplines
- Ahimsa – non harming
- Satya – truthfulness
- Asteya – not stealing
- Brahmacarya – impeccable behavior
- Aparigraha – non hoarding
Niyama – Internal disciplines. Self observation, cleansing and purifying the mind of all restraints.
- Sauca – cleanliness
- Santosa – contentment
- Tapas – intense discipline
- Svadhyaya – self study
- Isvara Pranidhana – surrender
Asana – posture.
Pranayama – breath.
Pratyahara – withdrawal of senses.
Dharana – Concentration
Dhyana – a state of meditation
Samadhi – state of oneness. Enlightenment.
You could say these are ethical guidelines regarding moral behaviour and are vital to achieve a fulfilling life.
Be thankful, life is one amazing journey, love always and in return it will guide you to eternal bliss.