‘Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to
for a long time, without break and in all earnest’.
What I offer
I offer a quiet space, either one-to-one or during my regular classes, to pause and breathe, amidst the stresses and strains of your busy life. I find the focus and stillness required for the postures (asana), breathing (pranayama) and meditations, provides a wonderful opportunity to develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself.
Who can take part?
I always work in an inclusive way with a broad spectrum of students with mixed abilities, ailments, age and backgrounds. Some students had never practiced hatha yoga before attending my classes. Others have enjoyed the benefits of regular yoga practice for many years. So my classes are staged so you can participate in a way that is kindly challenging and appropriate for you.
What to expect from the class
Each class starts with a short period of time simply noticing your body, breath and mind without judgement. From there we focus primarily on moving with your breath. This helps your thinky brain to let go of other thoughts. It facilitates a nowness to your yoga practice that is meditative but can also become therapeutic in nature. We end each class with a breathing or meditation practice and relaxation. This offers you time to let go of your yoga practice and notice how you feel before you re-engage with your everyday life.
What do you need?
I would suggest you bring your own yoga mat and a cosy blanket to ensure you remain warm and comfortable for relaxation. I do have some spare mats that you can initially use until you decide my yoga class is for you. I also provide a limited number of blocks, straps and bricks. Wear loose warm clothes that you can move around in freely. Try not to have a big meal for a few hours before class.