Daria Wall

Daria began exploring the world of yoga in 2008, initially practising Vinyasa Yoga. She quickly became fascinated by Forrest Yoga and travelled across the world to train with Ana Forrest and completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in Hong Kong.

Students often say that her appetite for yoga is infectious. Daria strongly believes in working without struggle, feeling free and taping into our own ecstatic spectrum. Daily practice, using Forrest Yoga poses and sequences, strengthened her own injured spine, and it was that injury that started Daria’s fascination with the human body and its biomechanics.

Daria is trained in full body massage, myofascial release, Thai massage and Chinese medicine. She has also studied with a Forrest Yoga guardian Brian Campbell and an international yoga teacher, author, acupuncturist and health & wellness specialist, Tiffany Cruikshank.

Daria is continuing her journey with Forrest Yoga by completing the mentorship with the Forrest Yoga Guardian, Sandra Heider. Excitingly, recently Daria was a volunteer at the Elephant Conservation Rescue Centre near Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, and had a privilege to care for these remarkable creatures but also teach yoga for the visitors of the Centre. In January 2015 she is going back to Thailand to complete a Professional Thai Massage 150 Hour training at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai.

I am passionate about teaching and working with people and therefore I aim to create a safe environment for a mixture of bodywork or playful but challenging and dynamic classes that may require students to step out of their comfort zone in order to go deeper in their own body and enjoy the journey they are on.

Daria Wall
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 As everyone around me are getting a cold lately, here is my ultimate cold defence  Echinacea is a group of wildflowers known for their ability to treat the common cold. It stimulates the immune system and prevents and treats upper respiratory tract infections and, sometimes, lower urinary tract infections. It is also used topically to enhance wound healing and treat eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions . ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ How It Works? Studies suggest that it stimulates cells in the body whose primary function is to fight invading particles and organisms. White blood cells and spleen cells increase in number. Core body temperature rises. As will all scientific studies on herbals, well-designed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are few. The studies that find a reduction in symptoms with echinacea are usually done on a small number of subjects. The majority use an extract of the cold-pressed liquid of the above. The form in which echinacea is usually sold is the pill or drops. The amount of echinacea's active compounds in a pill or tablet varies from brand to brand. Cooper presents you the one I like the most . ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ When Should I Take Echinacea? It is recommended that it be taken from the onset of viral symptoms until 48 hours after the symptoms disappear. It should not be taken habitually as a preventative measure. When you are well and free of infections, taking echinacea over stimulates the immune system unnecessarily, depleting its capabilities. This results in immune system suppression, which leads to greater risk of illness. It is therefore recommended not to take echinacea for longer than eight weeks . ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ‼️Reasons Not to Take It For most people who take echinacea over the short term, the herb is relatively safe and non-toxic. However, some may experience allergic reactions. I AM NOT A DOCTOR THO SO ALWASY SEEK MEDICAL OPINION . ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ‼️Also, DON’T give it to your dog. Cooper is just a very handsome wee pup and I knew he will catch your attention   Every October I wake up to posts on social media about mental health day reminding me that successful people, courageous people, people who went and done incredible shit, people whose names you don’t see as often as they are the ones that work behind the scenes of the public life. So many of them struggled with a level of anxiety or depression or self doubt or inner criticism. And today, they all talk about it, openly, but they don’t let it to define them! Years ago something has happened in my own life that made me realize I wasn’t in control of the world around me. My own head was my biggest enemy. It still IS. Anxiety speaks over all the good things in life. Anxiety speaks loudly and traps us in a cycle of seeing only the ugly. My anxiety can speak as loudly as it wants, but it can't deafen me. Every single day has been an opportunity to get better, and to make my life more vibrant. And if I trip and fall, it’s great cos it’s another opportunity to get back up and try again. What I've learned is that it has never been anyone's fault, and it's no one's battle but my own. We all have struggles that speak loudly, but they are what mold us into who we are. Hey, I’m Daria, an introvert at my core, an optimist, a friend, animal avenger, business badass, and inversion junkie. My anxiety does not define me. It doesn’t define you either.
 After resolving some diary clashes we finally have the date for our first Urban Yoga reTREAT! Sunday, 2 December at 10.30am-2pm. Expect amazing and nourishing yoga and godlike food! You can head to the website and check out this incredible space created by Heather and see what we planned for you. Oh an obviously sign up as we only have a few spaces available: www.wandertreat.com  The mind is a wonderful thing. It's also a complete liar. Feel the fear and self doubt and do it anyway.