I am a professionally qualified and insured yoga professional with the necessary training and experience to offer a wide range of yoga including hatha, vinyasa (flow), Anusara®, yin and restorative. I have experience of teaching groups and individuals as well as corporate clients. In addition, I can tailor the class to meet all requirements,, accommodate different levels of experience and take account of any injuries..
Yoga means "union." We move with the breath and unite our body, mind and soul during the practice of yoga.
Yoga will improve flexibility and will stretch, lengthen and tone your muscles and increase your range of motion. A regular yoga practice will improve your core strength, posture and balance. Other physical benefits include increased breathing capacity, lower blood pressure and improved digestion and circulation as well as increased immunity.
Emotionally and psychologically, yoga can help to diminish stress and calm the mind. Yoga can assist to become mindful and self aware as may also lead to improved focus and confidence.
I am a certified Anusara Elements™ yoga teacher and currently teach Anusara® yoga classes.
Anusara® is a school of hatha yoga that places a strong emphasis on correct alignment. Anusara® yoga’s unique methodology of alignment is known as the Universal Principles of Alignment (UPAs). This brings integrity to a pose and increases body awareness.
Each Anusara® class also has a meaningful heart theme that is woven into the yoga sequence and differentiates Anusara® from other types of yoga.
A typical Anusara® yoga class will include an introduction to the theme for the class, opening OM and Anusara® invocation, pranayama (breath work), warm up exercises, the full range of yoga poses moving with the breath, closing pranayama, meditation and savasana (relaxation). Usually, a class will last for 60 minutes.
The classes are suitable for all levels and abilities. Different options are given for each pose and props are used to support the poses where needed. You will leave an Anusara® yoga class feeling inspired, energised and uplifted.
You'll feel elated!
I am a qualified experienced Yin Yoga Teacher and run regular yin yoga classes. I completed a Yoga Alliance Professional approved Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Red Hot Yoga in Guildford in 2019.
Yin is a passive, gentle but strong practice made up of predominantly floor-based postures and makes use of props. It works on the finer muscles and the deep connective tissues in the body. Compared to other forms of yoga, in yin yoga each posture is held for a longer duration (up to 5 minutes or so) that makes this practice challenging. The holding of yoga poses helps create space for opening deeper tissues in the body, apart from just the muscles and tendons. These tissues, when stretched, reduce tightness and release the tension around the muscles. Done regularly, yin can help to improve flexibility.
Yin can be the perfect compliment to other yang forms of physical activity or simply as a way of unwinding. It can be deeply meditative and provides the ideal opportunity to delve deep into the psyche and switch off from the outside.
Following a yin class, you will feel grounded, relaxed and your body will feel gently lengthened,
Yin is suitable for all levels and abilities.
Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga requiring minimal muscular effort. Restorative poses are held for 5-10 minutes typically or longer and are fully supported by props such as bolsters, blocks and straps. This allows the body and mind to restore, heal and rest . Restorative yoga has a huge number of physical and psychological benefits.
Typically, a one hour restorative class would consist of 30 minutes of restorative poses and a 30 minute yoga nidra.
Yoga Nidra is the practice of yogic sleep that guides you to a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleeping. Your body and mind will deeply relax and unwind. Again, yoga nidra has many health benefits for your overall mental and physical wellbeing. 45 minutes of yoga nidra is said to be the equivalent of 3 hours sleep.
It’s like a hug and leaves you feeling rejuvenated, mellow and rested.
You'll love it!