Since I started practicing yoga over 10 years ago I have been learning from many teachers and many traditions (Astanga, Vinyasa flow, Sivananda, Hatha, Anusara, Iyengar, Yin…) and will continue learning and studying forever!
I believe that even though the styles differ, they all derive from traditional Hatha yoga and all try to help bring balance to body, mind and spirit (HA = Sun THA = Moon : Hatha Yoga = Union of sun and moon).
I teach slow flow classes reflecting my love for the fluidity, grace and creativity of flowing sequences, precise technique and alignment, as well as attention to the breath, deep relaxation and meditation.This creates a well rounded practice allowing more freedom, peace and clarity both in body and mind.
All classes are different and respond to the group’s needs. Using all the different techniques and approaches I have learnt I like to create a tailored practice. At the end of a class you may feel energised, stronger, more flexible and relaxed.
I believe the practice of yoga is unique to each individual and available to everyone. I will encourage each student to make the practice their own, tuning in to their intuition and to what they truly need on any given day. I have completed a 500hr yoga teacher training with Yoga arts and am fully insured .I have studied Thai Yoga Massage with Ralf Marzen and learned Reiki 1 in India. I am continuously studying and deepening my own practice. I am extremely grateful to all my teachers and students.
Here is a more in-depth description of what classes I offer:
Slow Vinyasa flow
A mindful slow flow to energise, relax and rejuvenate.
Each class is different and as much as possible tailored to the group's needs/ the season/ time of the day. It will sometimes be more gentle or more dynamic, and will include a variety of yogic practices.
As an indication class usually starts with some breathing (pranayama) and relaxation, followed by a gentle warm up.
We then move on to some variations of sun salutations (surya namaskar) and standing postures (asanas). Floor work follows to slowly wind down.
There is time for attention to detail, and for practicing noticing.
The last part of the class can include meditation, and always a time for quiet relaxation (savasana).
All levels welcome (except complete beginners).
Gentle Hatha Yoga
A gentle class to deeply relax, move and breathe mindfully, and also to build strength and suppleness in a gentle manner.
Class usually includes a long warm up on the floor with some breath work, gentle movements and stretches, followed by some standing postures to build strength and stamina, linking breath to movement.
We finish on the floor with a wind down and relaxation.
All levels welcome, including beginners.
A class to deeply rest and rejuvenate, unwind physical, mental and emotional tension and fatigue.
The whole session is floor based and can include a mixture of gentle somatic movements to free the energy body and allow circulation of fluids, as well as some held postures with props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to deeply let go and be supported.
There will sometimes be time for Yoga nidra as well and / or meditation .
This style of practice is wonderful to help the nervous system to shift back into the healing and rest/ digest mode.
Great for everyone!
All levels welcome including beginners.?