As someone who tends to travel through life at break neck speed trying to juggle all the balls in the air without dropping any, I have discovered that a regular Yoga practice is the only antidote that truly works for me!
Yoga provides me with that elusive moment of tranquility and balance. It offers me an opportunity to stretch out sore, tired muscles and aching joints and enjoy a simple connection to breath, mind and body. Yoga provides an opportunity to be mindful, to simply be present, to look inward and care for my own emotional health and well being.
I have been practicing Yoga regularly for the last 7 years and I have completed my 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Quota, Oxford which is accredited by Yoga Alliance International. The training is in a contemporary Vinyasa Flow style.
Yoga Quota has at its core, an ethos of accessibility and inclusion which was very important to me in the way I wish to pursue my own practice.
As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist I use aspects of Yoga with children and young people with physical, and social and emotional difficulties. I have seen how truly accessible, non competitive and enriching it can be. Yoga has helped to support the development of co-ordination, strength, and balance, encourage confidence, self esteem, positive body image and body awareness.
I welcome anyone who would like to come and give Yoga a try for the first time, and those that have already experienced it. The universal teachings of integral Yoga practice are open to everyone regardless of experience, age, ethnicity, body type, and gender.
My ethos for my teaching practice is accessibility and inclusion.
Adult Yoga Classes are 1 hour 15 minutes.
Children's Yoga classes for ages 5-7 years are 45 minutes.
Children's Yoga classes for ages 8-10 years are 1 hour. Both classes require an adult to be present at all times.
Drop In adult classes are £13
A block of six adult classes is £60
Drop in Children's Yoga is £8
A block of six children's classes is £30.
If you would like to book a class simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively contact me on:
07971 444 639
If you wish to cancel a booked class please try and give 24 hours notice prior to the class to try and ensure spaces are made available for everyone.
Classes have been temporarily placed on pause untill further notice. Please stay connected with me!!
Hatha Yoga practices combine asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) concentration and meditation.
Hatha Yoga can be translated in two ways, as the Yoga of activity and as sun (Ha) and moon (tha) the Yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Classes will be delivered in a Hatha Flow style. The class will include classic Hatha postures that flow from one to another, will synchronise the breath with movement , and will offer opportunities for instruction and demonstration.
The class will support the beginner student whilst offering opportunities to more experienced students to deepen their practise.
Each Yoga session will finish with a guided meditation. Students will be supported to develop a breath, mind, body connection, and cultivate a sense of calm and relaxation.
Children's Yoga has many physical and emotional benefits .
It is a fantastic way for children to develop their gross motor skills, balance, and co-ordination and to tone and strengthen their bodies.
Yoga supports growing bodies, developing postural stability and joint mobility.
Yoga can support children to regulate their emotions through mindfulness, breathing techniques and relaxation.
Yoga can help to boost confidence and self esteem and support children to let go of tension, anxieties and negativity.
Yoga encourages positive body image, and body awareness, and gives children the opportunity to be free, creative and expressive with their bodies.
Yoga also supports the development of attention and concentration.
Children's Yoga is available as part of a weekly P.E. class in school or as an after school session.
The training I have with Yoga Quota helps me to support a student with special requirements in a class.
The class might involve props such as a chair, a wall, a blanket, or a block. I will also offer guided variations to support accessibility.
I will, in most cases arrange to speak to you privately first ,or ask you to come to the class 15 minutes early if that works for you.
If I am unable to offer you a class due to my level of training and experience I will put you in touch with Yoga Quota who will have Teachers in your area .
Yoga Quota will be able to help fund the class if you go through a registered Charity Partner. If a relevant Charity Partner is not easily found then Yoga Quota will set one up.
What do I need to wear?
You can just wear loose comfortable clothing or gym clothes.
What do I need to bring?
If you have a Yoga mat please do bring it, if not I have mats available.
Do I need to have experience of Yoga?
No, my class is open to all levels and promotes inclusion and accessibility.
What time do I need to arrive?
Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the session starts. This will give me the opportunity to speak to you privately if needed. It also offers more experienced students time to prepare for their practice.