Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa
I teach Yin, Restorative, Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga. I usually teach in a workshop or retreat setting. People can really get to know their practice regardless of their level. I also work with private groups over a period of time getting to know them and their individual needs.
What is a workshop?
A workshop allows you more time to practice. It’s longer than a typical yoga class so that you can dedicate a bit more time to doing postures and looking at what is going on in them.
This doesn’t mean that you have to be fitter or experienced. Workshops are for everyone.
I designed them with people in mind who do not have the time to dedicate a weekly slot in their life to a yoga class but yet would still like to try the practice or develop their current practice.
This is a quiet, slow, contemplative practice that complements a busy mind or lifestyle, regular yoga practice and other sports. If you want to improve your flexibility Yin is for you.
Yin Yoga has many benefits including; reducing stress, improving emotional, mental health and well being.
This is for you if you’d like to really spend time getting to know your body and your mind. It will give you time out, just for you. To contemplate, investigate, to reflect, to nourish your body and mind. While physically we won’t be moving quickly, or building up a sweat like in other yoga classes, this is a much quieter, slower practice. We explore our bodies and minds, through a series of floor postures, which we hold for several minutes working deep into the fascia. Taking the time to stretch and lengthen and to let go of anything that no longer serves you.
Yin Yoga challenges people and every posture will explore different aspects of that. You don’t have to be flexible to try this! Events
Restorative Yoga involves the use or props to support the body to completely relax.
It is a way of really resting your body and allowing the body and mind to open up.
Restorative Yoga provides a complementary space for both physical and mental relaxation. We can just be – with no agenda or expectation.
Restorative Yoga can also be used as a meditation. We softly move our spines in different directions and include some gentle inversions which reduce our blood pressure. It stimulates and soothes our organs depending on the posture.
It is a quiet, slow practice – completely different to Yin Yoga in the sense that our use of props truly allows us to progress into deeper states of relaxation & opening.
This allows us to get in touch with our body mind connection and puts us firmly on the path for relaxation, management and reduction of our stress. We move towards health and wellbeing.
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This is for you if you want to take time out of your week, your life or to reconnect with yourself – working from the outside to the inside and leaving you feeling balanced in body and mind.
The active movement of Hatha Yoga, stretches and strengthens our bodies in this Yang practice. This allow us to delve into postures, looking at them perhaps in a functional way. You will have time to explore your balance, flexibility and strength – and don’t worry if you don’t have lots of any of these – this is also for you.
Enjoy the journey of exploring the physical nature of our bodies and observe what is happening at the same time with our minds. We practice with compassion and patience and this is where the theme of this class stems from. Events
This is for you if you want to build strength, stamina and sweat with this active Yoga flow.
This Vinyasa flow is a sequence of yoga postures, built in series with each flow building on the previous sequence. There are options available for all levels – so if you feel like really pushing yourself you can and just as vital, you can take it easier too ….. listening to your body on the day.
This is a fast paced class linking postures together, we connect the movement with our breath. It’s almost like a dance – but you don’t have to be co-ordinated or fit to try! – you may end up facing the wrong way, wobble, fall, flop then rejoin, laugh, work hard and have fun doing it! If you like to mix up your yoga this is for you.
We finish with a meditation, allowing our bodies to cool, heart beat to settle and our breathing to calm. The meditation will allow us to journey inwards and to accept what we find there in that moment.
Whether you are a regular yoga practitioner or not, whether you regularly meditate or or not, or maybe you have never tried either before – stretch and breathe.
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Pranayama- put simply is breathing techniques. We all know how to breathe right?
Most people are not in tune with how they breathe at all.
Whether it is to manage stress, anxiety, to become more effective at your sport, to increase your awareness or as an aid to meditation. Breathing techniques help with everything! I usually incorporate Pranayama in every Yoga session I teach – there’s so much to learn that Pranayama can easily be a dedicated workshop in itself!
Advice for my Yoga sessions!
Stretch, Bend, Ask questions, Experience, Move, Breathe.
Reconnect with your mind and your body.
Nothing is expected of you, it is not a boot camp, it is not a fitness or flexibility test.
You can come as a beginner or as advanced practitioner.
Come with an open mind, with no expectations of yourself. Bring a friend, have a laugh – yes- you are allowed laugh in yoga!
Yoga can also be combined with Meditation and a Sound Bath if you’d really like to unwind!
In these sessions nothing is expected of you, it is not a boot camp, it is not a fitness, or flexibility test. Turn up in comfortable clothing, with a yoga mat, water and towel, with no expectations of yourself, just stretch, bend, move and sweat as much as you need for you on the day.
If you’d like to find out more about what the different types of Yoga are – take a look at The many flavours of yoga in the Blog section.
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