Yoga

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.


The Bhagavad Gita

About My Classes

My classes are designed for all ages and levels of fitness and are great for people new to yoga too. My classes are friendly and welcoming to anyone that attends, regardless of age, ability and experience.

The classes include seated, standing and lying down yoga postures, using mindfulness and breathing techniques.  If needed, all of the poses can be modified to suit any physical limitations that you may have or, according to your own ability, and you can choose which modification suits you best.  We use blocks, blankets, yoga straps and even a chair.  

I will guide you how to get into and out of each posture and I will teach you how body and mind are linked. You will be encouraged to take time, with the aim of releasing stress and tension from the body and to take a moment to become completely present in the moment, to bring mind and body to a place of serenity. Bliss!

Some of our practice will include breath work to help us enhance our practice.  The end of the practice will be sealed with a guided relaxation or yoga nidra, and which will help us to absorb the benefits of the practice and to relax.

My classes last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. We will do a gentle warm up to mobilize our joints and muscles so that are ready for our practice. We will explore a sequence of yoga poses, (which sometimes will be based on a theme such as the elements or the chakras), gently stretching and strengthening our muscles.  Occasionally I may share yoga philosophy, which may invoke a deeper understanding of mind, body and spirit and aimed to help find a sense of peace and balance in our daily lives.

Remember it is your journey. Beginners are welcome. You don’t have to be flexible or young to do yoga, nor exceptionally fit or thin.

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Posture

You learn to focus on your posture by stretching muscles and aligning the body.

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Life Balance

Yoga helps you to become aware of the self, accept yourselves and learn to live in the moment.

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Breathe a New You

My yoga classes incorporate breath work, improving lung capacity, encouraging a focused mind and positive mind-set.

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Relieve Stress

Yoga helps you relieve stress by helping you relax, slow the breath and quieten the mind.  When the mind is quiet, you learn to cultivate a fulfilled approach to your intentions.

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Increasing Strength and Flexibility

Yoga poses use all the muscles in the body, helping increase your strength and flexibility and also, relieve tension in the body.

Things to Remember

  • If you are on medication or have any serious injuries, please consult with your doctor before coming to a yoga class.
  • It is not advisable to start a new form exercise in the first trimester of pregnancy. You should wait until you have passed the first 13 weeks of your trimester and consult with your GP beforehand. If you are pregnant and already practice yoga, you can of course attend.
  • Try not to eat a large meal before yoga. Allow at least two hours to allow food to digest.
  • Yoga teachers are here to guide you. Do what feels right for you and listen to your body.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class if you need to speak to me about any concerns, or just to settle on to your mat.
  • Class Etiquette

  • Please wear comfortable clothing to enable you to get the best out of your practice. Wearing layers is advisable as you can remove a layer if you get too hot. Bring a blanket so that you can keep warm during relaxation and also some water to keep hydrated.
  • Classes are currently for over 18’s only.
  • Please be courteous by having your mobiles are off or on silent, so that the class is not disturbed.