Yoga and Mindset
with your Mad Yogi, Aileen David
Welcome to where the non-spiritual can enjoy the physical, mental & emotional benefits of yoga in a belief-neutral online space where you are free to de-stress, re-energise, rejuvenate & rediscover yourself without the airy-fairy, woo-woo beliefs.
If you are looking for a yoga practice that:
Is a Scalable Intermediate Yoga VOD (video on demand) class but still open to all experiences, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, allowing you to choose your intensity;
Is kind and accommodating to your body, mind and emotions - whatever shape, size, age or state - giving you the groundwork for self-love, self-acceptance and non-judgement;
Lets you be YOU with the help of modifications & encouragement to pare things back or to go further so you can scale and tailor your workout to you;
Is grounded in anatomical knowledge and safe biomechanical movement that helps in improving your posture and overall physical health; and
A yoga practice that focuses NOT on the fancy pose, has NO airy-fairy talk and all that woo-woo stuff. But rather on helping you through deconstructing and demystifying yoga to make it practical and relatable to everyday life.
If all these speak to you...
...then welcome to the Mad Yogi Tribe!
Here's the elevator pitch!
A belief-neutral online yoga space for the non-spiritual (or if you want it separate from your yoga);
Yoga classes that are anatomical & biomechanical to help:
Keep you safe in your movements,
Give you options for modifications for your poses,
Develop better posture to create an overall healthy body,
Yoga mindsets that are not shaded by woowoo beliefs to make your yoga practical and relatable in everyday life.
Let me help you establish a yoga practice that accommodates and responds to your physical, emotional, mental and lifestyle needs. I want you to enjoy yoga and help you rediscover, nurture, and reclaim yourself through self-care...or just enjoy #yogawithoutthewoo
Start Your Transformation
with the free classes in the Gift Room!
We can go through all the benefits you'll get from a yoga practice, but I think you already know this - strength, flexibility, clearer mind, calm emotions, all that...
...on top of all the bullet points above.
And yes, you will definitely get all these. But there's nothing like experiencing it yourself. So, I'd rather give you a gift.
View the gallery in the Gift Room and experience the classes yourself!
You will get access to the Mini Flow Series, a set of 12 FREE yoga classes approximately 15 minutes in length each. If you want to try out or see all the classes, go straight to the FREE Trial Plan above.
This set is the perfect introduction to the entire collection as it samples my Dosha Vinyasa Yoga and HIIT/Yoga fusion.
* Every now and then, the featured series will change to give you a taste of the other classes. Sign-up as a member below to be in the know of when this happens.
The main style I teach in is a Slow Flow sequencing I call Dosha Vinyasa Yoga©.
This sequencing style I created is creative, modifiable and grounded in the intelligent movements of the body. Nothing is forced and there are always options for the poses.
The general pace and intensity of the classes is a Scalable Intermediate Yoga.
Meaning to say, the intensity of the challenge varies depending on the choices you make. But you will always hear me encouraging you to stop and rest whenever you need to.
You will always have the option to modify, use different variations of poses and use props if you need external support. Or go deeper in the poses and increase repetitions if you are feeling like it.
I also have a set of 10 Yoga-HIIT fusion classes. This is to give you some cardio classes to combine with the slow flow classes. It's always good to mix it up every now and then to give ourselves a balanced workout.
Reviews from the tribe...
"Hi Eileen (sic),
I hope you are surviving this crazy time of physical distancing.
I am LOVING your Dosha Room online classes which keep me sane."
The Flow Room
Update as of 23/02/2021: 73 Classes
Deepen your self-awareness and self-care through our various yoga class series'. Mad Yogi's classes, found in the Flow Room, are so modifiable to what you need and are capable of.
You will be given options for your poses and always encouraged to stop and rest when you need to. The level of challenge is totally up to you. This is where that deepening of your self- awareness and self-care comes from.
You will really get to know what you can do, what you shouldn't do and be ok with it all; without judging yourself.
The Equinox Series©
These are short flows from 15 to 30 minutes. The Equinox Series© are my own variations of the traditional sun and moon salutations. These are beautiful short yoga classes that you can do in the morning to quickly invigorate and prepare you for the day and to help you relax at the end for a more restful sleep. You can even do them at any time of the day for a nice de-stressing routine! Just hop on the mat and do one of the short classes. They're enough to re-align you to YOU.
The Dosha Series©
These are longer yoga classes from 57 minutes to 1 hour & 45 minutes. The DVY Series help you to balance out the different states we find ourselves in - from feeling un-grounded to impatient to feeling heavy and lethargic. The classes are grouped in threes and cycle through balancing and smoothing out emotional and mental highs and lows by moving the body.
The Verve Series©
The Verve Series© are HIIT & Yoga fusion classes which encourage a bit more cardio workout. It will lift your heart rate, so be mindful of this. We use props in these classes, so keep your props bag close to you. I have a video on putting together your props bag, so please take the time to go through that; this is to support your home yoga practice.
The Mini Flow Series©
These are 15-minute bursts of creative, practical and fun flows that will help keep you grounded, fit, mindful and gives you a taste of the classes in the other series.
!NEW! - The Constellation Series©
The Constellation Series is a fun and adventurous new set that has elements that evoke the spirit of the sun signs (or zodiac signs). Now, don’t worry, I won’t suddenly give you your horoscopes! I used the constellations as inspiration to create new ways to move the body and to challenge the mind and emotions.
The classes come as a pair. There’s a longer class and a shorter one that I call the Tala Salutations. These have an intermediate intensity as compared to the Sol (sun) and Luna (moon) salutations and are components of the longer flows. These are wonderful for those times when you don’t have too much time for your yoga!
The Course Room
Update as of 25/02/2021: 3 Courses
The courses in the Course Room are designed to deepen your physical practice - transitioning to include a more connected and honest relationship with yourself.
You'll do this by going through the courses that will ask you to include mindset shifts, practice non-judgement, acceptance and compassion - for yourself, the people around you and situations in your life.
Because while you may not believe in the woo, there may be other limiting beliefs and mindsets that cause unkindness to yourself and others. The courses aim to help you though those.
Here's a sample outline of a course:
Practical Yoga Rituals - Morning, Mid-day and Evening rituals broken into 3 modules, each section or time of day has sets of:
• Easy to remember anchoring, quieting and uplifting Affirmations;
• Breath-work you can do even during a busy day;
• Guided Meditations that will help manage stressful days or bring a deeper sense of stillness to quiet ones;
• Short yoga classes you can do even in bed or a quick hop on the mat.
!NEW! - 10 Mindsets of the Modern Yogi
In this Mindset Challenge, we will be going through a mindset shift of who we are not just as yogis but as human beings in this 10 Mindsets of a Modern Yogi.
Decency, acceptance, non-judgement and kindness are universal and never exclusive to any schools of thinking or religious institution, societies or communities, and this is what we’ll explore.
This course gives you a meditation and journal prompt workbook, the third and final phase of this 10 MINDSETS OF A MODERN YOGI collection.
The E-book is already available & the whole course will be completed soon!
Architecture of Your Class
If you're curious, here's what you'll see in your videos...
Your player window will have the description of the class and NOTES on things you have to watch out for as well as props you have the option to use.
The Player will also have thumbnails of the videos in the channel.
The Reading Room
All the blogs are collected here. There are three categories - Workshops that deconstruct yoga poses to make them achievable and safe, Demystifying Yoga which deal with how to interpret and relate the philosophies to practical, everyday life and the Friday Lives I do over at our FB Group.
You'll notice that I don't have an "about" page. I have added it in as a blog post, so should you want to learn more about me, you can read it there.
Below are some of the featured articles.
The Listening Room
All the Friday Live Sessions from our FBGroup Mad Yogi Tribe is collected here in their evergreen Podcast form. These podcasts focus on the Mindset side of our yoga practice and invite you to shift your mindsets from preconceived notions surrounding the yoga philosophies and practices into something more relatable to your everyday life.
The Affirmation Gallery
...and lastly, the Affirmation Gallery collects all the Mad Yogi cards which are likewise categorised in three - Workshops, Managing Roadblocks to Well-being and Philosophy. Sign up as a member to access the gallery.