We’re happy to have Morgan Palmer Hubbard teaching yoga on the Sahara retreat in Morocco this February. We asked him to write a few words for the yoga program and he wrote a little essay which we thought we’d share here!
‘I came to yoga at 19 to help deal with a profound scoliosis that was starting to cause me considerable back pain. I eventually underwent major spinal fusion surgery that, while traumatic and involving a lengthy rehabilitation process, led to me developing a committed yoga practice and learning deeply about my own wellness and healing process.
‘I never thought I would teach yoga. However as the years went on and my practice developed, I did an intensive teacher training program at the Sivananda ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, and then on moving to Barcelona 5 years ago began teaching and doing further study to develop my practice, understanding and ability to teach more dynamic vinyasa yoga styles.
‘I now teach a flowing, dynamic form of yoga practice very influenced by the work of Simon Borg-Olivier (Yoga Synergy), which teaches “traditional yoga for the modern body” – a blend of Indian, Chinese and Tibetan yogas, and Western physiotherapy, aimed at making yoga practice safer and more effective for modern practitioners. This has provided a strong framework to integrate my own experience with many different yoga practices, internal martial arts, bodywork modalities, and healing and rehabilitation. I’m profoundly grateful to all those who have been my teachers on this path so far.
‘In my classes we develop an internally nourishing practice that is accessible, safe, fluid yet challenging, and energising afterwards. Through mobilizing our spine, learning to work actively in and out of postures, cultivating a relaxed and regenerating state in the body, and focusing the mind, we can guide and support the development of our whole being.’
Join us for the yoga and contact improvisation retreat in Morocco this February 21-27!