About My Yoga

My Yoga classes combine a selection of traditional poses adapted to suit our modern western society. 

 

Depending on each class, postures are choreographed into sequences that present themselves into a creative ,playful and self-expressive flow. 

 

We breath in a way that is 'natural'  that harmonises well with our body's structure along with breathing techniques to activate the deepest layers of our muscle and fascia during movement.  This method re-connects, releases, gains more strength, mobility and fluidity, that you may not find in some traditional yoga classes.   

I use the deep core line of fascia (our under-used, deepest layer of the body) as a guide to help transition into postures from the ground up.

 

I like to think of my classes as empowering, revolutionary, challenging, AND most importantly, 'doable'  for most individuals. 

Igniting that inner fire and confidence that radiates out to each and every student.

 

We move the body without causing pain, strain and, worst of all, injury.  Out of date repetitive patterns that cause strain on the body are removed so we can allow ourselves to go deeper into our core physically and mentally.  No more gripping, straightening or pushing yourself into athleticism to nail that 'perfect pose'. 

Our body is not linear, or, are we made to move in straight lines. Believing that areas of the body move separately from one another is a myth.  Nor are we designed to move in just one plane of movement.  We are 3 dimensional, flowing, primal human beings, moving in all directions, working with the natural ebb and flow of connective tissue (fascia), muscles, joints, nerves, internal organs, moving as one living structure, working together in a continual web and using mother nature (the Earth) as our best friend!

 

Doing Yoga is not being able to sit in lotus or achieve that complex posture.  Let's face it... for most Westerners this can be VERY challenging, mainly due the way we lead our lives from the outset.  Instead, we work mindfully with our body, create a balance, and use our intuition (not our egos) as we approach each pose.  

 

I will deliver to you a more intelligent way for you to move your body and get into a pose. This will make you feel more routed as well as challenged and stronger, allowing the body to open up its structure more effectively. The Yoga I teach can be adapted to fit around you! 

 

The idea of the ‘perfect pose’, is non existent. We are not all the same and so must instead veer towards a natural Biomechanical balance to fully embrace the intrinsic and extrinsic effects that Yoga asana can bring. 

A yoga asana (posture) should 'fit around your body' NOT the other way around.


My classes use very minimal Sanskrit - however there are many great teachers and resources out there who are fluent in Sanskrit if you wanted to learn more!   

 

My classes often finish with relaxation and a little guided meditation to soak up all that good stuff we have covered in class, so you can get back to your day with greater awareness and clarity.

 

Each class aims to bring self-confidence, body awareness, and increased energy and fitness levels. We stay mindful, breathe to open up the body for optimal health that keeps us connected to our intuition, and, exhale the negative build up that no longer serves us! 

 

All classes have a particular focus, all will vary in intensity and level.

 

Whether you attend a group class face to face or virtual - the energy within the class will leave you feeling more connected to your body, self-confident, exhilarated but calm and clearer in thought, space, freedom, and integrity.

 

Open your mind to endless opportunities and explore your own Yoga path with me.....X

 

 

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 YOGA - CALM (coming soon)

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Modern Yoga Flow

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Yoga Calm is more of a slow flow class with an emphasis on restoring health and vitality and really tapping into the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest) via techniques that bring calm to an 'over stressed' body.

 

These sessions are perfect for beginners, and those who need more attention to certain parts of their body, and who would benefit yoga at a slower pace.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Improved mobility and balance

  • Improves digestion

  • A calmer nervous system

  • Holistic focus

  • Improved mental health

  • Reduces stress

  • Tones muscles

  • Improves inner core strength

  • Improve lung function via breathing practices

  • Equilibrium to the whole body

  • Increased energy and vitality for longevity

  • Helps promote a good nights rest

These sessions are gentle to moderate in nature and slow paced.  You are encouraged to work to your own individual ability and pace.

 

These classes are ideal to compliment any style of Yoga or Exercise in the week. 

These classes are more active and build heat from the inside out.  We create energy around the body and transition into poses using spirals and wave like movements to activate the Deep Core Line of fascia.  Each pose moves from the ground up into a rhythmical and playful flow.  I use music to enhance the atmosphere.  
 

BENEFITS:

  • Improved body awareness

  • Improved co-ordination and balance

  • Stronger and healthier posture

  • Deeper connection to your core

  • Improvement in lung function via breath practice

  • Improved mental health

  • Burns calories to help with weight management

  • Enhances focus and mindfulness (being present)

  • Healthy loads on joints  

  • Improvement in body tone and shape

  • Compliments other Yoga styles and sporting activities

  • Greater proprioception (the body's ability to sense self-movement through body position)

  • Empowering and uplifting

  • Safer transitions that won't cause strain or pain!

These session are suitable for most healthy adults. Yoga and fitness experience is desirable, but not essential as postures can be adapted to cater for different body types and beginners. This type of class is perfect for those who like to express themselves a little and who enjoy an empowering flow.

Be prepared to sweat a little!