My aim is to offer a variety of classes to suit as many people as possible. Alongside my regular classes I also run; yoga in the workplace, kids yoga and private classes for small groups and individuals. If you are interested in any of these or would like further information, please contact me for more details. For a bit more information, I've outlined the various styles I teach, and options I can cater for below.
Yoga at Work
As most of us know sitting at a desk for eight hours a day can leave our bodies stiff, achey and out of shape. Practicing yoga at work has been proven to help your staff, improving overall productivity and enjoyment at work. We have developed a 45 minute class to help stretch out and chill out your staff over lunch time – focusing on releasing any tension and strengthening the core, which in turn will improve back pain, posture and offers time to unwind and relax before getting back to work in the afternoon. Further benefits of corporate yoga are:
- Employees that are happy and full of energy, and as a result, more productive
- Decline in stress-related sick occurrences
- Improved concentration, decision-making skills and ability to multi-task
- Improves employee alertness and ability to react more calmly in demanding situations
- Relief of head, neck and back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, high blood pressure and work-related injuries from repetitive motion
- Better customer service
- Enhanced employee attitude and outlook
- General well-being in the workplace which reduces employee turnover
I qualified back in 2016 with YogaKidz Worldwide, and can teach children aged 3-12 years (and the adults are welcome to join in too!). We start each class by warming up to some yoga songs, play yoga games and then finish each class with a yoga story, so we are all relaxed! Children can come in their cosiest pyjamas, and mats are supplied. These classes improve flexibility, co-ordination and strength – all whilst having lots of fun! In the same way that it provides children an opportunity to learn something that is non-competitive, yoga also teaches kids to accept and cherish themselves as they are.
Children are always told that they need to be engaged and productive. Their little minds are leaping from one activity to another all day long, often right up until they crash at bedtime. Yoga teaches kids that it doesn’t have to always be like that.
If children can learn how to relax and be still, they will be able to handle better the stressors and pressures that will begin to hit them as they get older.
Flow State. My flow yoga classes are based on my training with Strala. I completed my second 200 Hour Teacher Training with Strala in New York back in 2014. Strala brings connection, using calm connected movement, through all kinds of challenges. You achieve a amazing state of strength and movability in your body, and calm focused awareness in your mind.
Relaxation Response. Strala is designed to activate your body’s Relaxation Response – a chemical cascade responsible for overall health, healing, and wellbeing. This doesn’t happen in common yoga or exercise systems, which stimulate cortisol production. When attention is aimed narrowly and forcefully at accomplishing goals — for example in yoga, jumping and pushing into poses — our body is filled with stress hormones, including cortisol. By contrast, when we move with ease through all conditions, we trigger our body’s Relaxation Response. This is where we want to live most of our lives. The good news is, we can activate our own Relaxation Response response by moving gently and exploring where we are, rather than forcing to be somewhere else. We get happy, creative and intuitive. It feels amazing!
Yin yoga is the perfect antidote to a busy, distracted mind and a tired body. A quiet, meditative form of yoga that targets the body’s connective tissue, you will move into a number of shapes, and give the body time to settle and release into the pose. As you relax into each position, you gently stretch the connective tissue and in turn become stronger and more flexible — which is exactly what we’re after!