Group yoga classes are a fun and affordable way to practice yoga.
Coming to yoga class will:
- Help you unwind and release physical and mental tension
- Help increase muscle tone, strength and flexibility
- Bring a great sense of physical and mental well-being
When teaching a yoga class my aim is to create a friendly, relaxed and safe environment in which students can let go of their everyday pressures and stresses, and allow themselves to enjoy the many benefits that yoga brings.
I believe that yoga is best taught in smaller groups making learning more personalised and tailored to each student's specific needs. There is usually a maximum of 10 in my classes so students receive good individual attention. Everyone is urged to practice within their own capabilities and at their own pace. I urge my students to really be attentive and listen to what is going on in their body. To become aware of what is really going on; working in harmony with their body as it is, rather than where they'd like it to be! In time and with patience their practice will grow.
My teaching focuses on 'good' and safe alignment in each posture. I aim to make my sessions appropriate and relevant to all in the class, irrespective of their yoga experience, by practising poses and sequences in stages, giving people options, so that everyone can find their own level. I encourage an awareness of the breath throughout the class, will use hands-on adjustments when necessary, and frequently suggest the use of props/supports to enable students to fully experience their yoga.
All classes begin with a period of letting go and tuning-in to the breath, body and mind, then warming/mobilising the joints to prepare for the physical postures that follow. We ALWAYS end with a period of relaxation, which allows the body, breath and mind to settle and absorb the benefits of your session, slowly preparing you to re-enter your daily life feeling refreshed, renewed and invigorated.
My own yoga practice is influenced by Iyengar (alignment-based, precise and progressive), Astanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and Hot (strong, dynamic, flowing and physical), Yin and Restorative (soft, nourishing, relaxed and balancing) yoga 'styles', as well as, Sport Specific Yoga techniques. I combine these yoga styles in the adult sessions that I run, depending on the needs and experience of the students.
Yoga styles I teach include:
- Hatha - suitable for complete beginners & intermediate students - improve your flexibility and increase muscle tone, help you to unwind and release physical and mental tension, calm and focus the mind. (click for more information)
- Yin & Restorative - suitable for complete beginners & intermediate students - deeply relaxing and nourishing for body, mind and soul. (click for more information)
- Dynamic/Vinyasa Flow - suitable for those with some experience of yoga and/or a reasonable level of fitness -great for working and toning the body, increasing strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as focusing and calming the mind. (click for more information)
- Sport Specific - suitable for complete beginners & intermediate students, but particularly relevant to sports people and athletes - improve performance, prevent and heal injuries, and develop mental focus. (click for more information).
Why not start to reap the benefits of a regular yoga practice and improve your health and well-being by coming to class?
If you have any queries, or to book your place Contact Me - I'd love to hear from you!
Half termly courses at £10 per session, paid in advance
To book your place, please Contact Me.