60 min £50
90 min £70
45 min Yoga + 30 min REIKI £75
Yoga helps build and maintain strong bones, muscles and connective tissue to maintain a high metabolism, healthy posture, and an active and alive body.
In studies of women over the age of 65 a large percentage no longer had the strength to reach up to a cupboard and lower a can of soup to the countertop – this indicates a loss of strength that leaves us unable to live active daily lives and live independently into our old age. The physical work of yoga ensures that we will have the strength, balance and function to maintain health lives into our senior years.
Yoga is “functional exercise” ie: the body works in union with all systems and body parts, which is the way we use the body. This work will burn more calories, improve body/mind awareness, enhance movement pathways in the body to enhance agility, mobility and “grace in motion”.
It is important for people to work at their own pace as they develop strength, modifying as they need to as their body gets stronger, more flexible, and as technique improves. Always choose technique and safety over intensity or repetition. “Work in the posture you want to have” and your work in Vinyasa Flow Yoga will be most rewarding.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. Yin poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. A more meditative approach to yoga, Yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
Prepare for a magical yoga journey with Yin elements, creating a balanced practice with powerful effect to improve your energy levels!
Learn to connect with energy as it moves through your body. You’ll enjoy a series of soft deep stretches on the floor, Yin stretches targeting one area of the body in each session, allowing the body to sink into gentle intensity in each pose to align energy channels. Calm, gentle and satisfying.
My Yin classes are designed to provide the following benefits:
Balance and calm the mind and body
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve the body’s flexibility and range of motion
Release fascia and improves joint mobility
Balance the internal organs
Improve the flow of prana
I recommend yin yoga
when working with stress and anxiety
when wanting to increase flexibility
if recovering from injury or illness
if you like to progress on your spiritual yoga journey
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. In restorative yoga, we utilize props such as blankets, bolsters, pillows and blocks, to support the body to facilitate deep relaxation.
Restorative Yoga help us to relax completely which boost our immune system. The poses of restorative Yoga are designed to provide support and help the body to relax and Restorative Yoga is classified as a therapeutic form of Yoga.
Deeply relaxes the body.
Stills the mind.
Improves capacity for healing and balancing.
Balances the nervous system.
Boosts the immune system.
Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.
Enhances mood states.
I recommend restorative yoga
when working with deep emotional upsets such as anxiety or grief
if you need a time and place to just breathe
if we work with low self esteem
as a release for trauma
Vinyasa Flow is a challenging, dynamic flow-based yoga building focus, toning, strength and flexibility. Ancient Hatha yoga postures are performed in continuous, active flow, focusing on the coordination of breath and movement to lead practitioners progressively higher.
Vinyasa Flow is a popular school of yoga that synchronises movement with breath. The practice tends to move at a faster pace than yin yoga, which makes it all the more important to be mindful of your alignment and breathing. While it is accessible to yogis of all levels and ages, it’s common in one’s early practice to find that some postures may be challenging for beginners. Not to worry! The beauty of Vinyasa is that there will be associated postures that prepare even the most challenged beginner for slightly more intermediate postures, so you will grow into your practice and begin doing things that you may never have imagined possible. As I always say, listen to your body and treat all yoga postures as a journey, not as a destination.
Experience core yoga bliss as your body is challenged into deep stretches and effective shoulder and hip opening postures.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures.
Yin and Yang are the Taoist concepts which describe the two relative qualities present in everything. Yin is more internal, passive, cooling and downward. While Yang is more external, dynamic, warming and upward.
When these terms are applied to yoga, Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility. Yang styles of yoga are those with rhythm and repetition like Vinyasa. This a perfect practice for groups and corporative classes as it gives you two different styles of yoga and something for everyone.