My Vinyasa classes focus on syncing breath with movement. I encourage students to observe thoughts, examine ingrained patterns of behaviour and consciously move towards a state of heightened awareness; with less worry, anxiety, and endless hopes and fears.
After a warm up of surya namaskar (sun salutations), a varied sequence of standing posters, forward folds, twists, back bends and inversions is performed, before relaxation and sometimes meditation.
I use hands on assists and some music. Classes have a fun and friendly atmosphere and are physically challenging but open to all levels with variations offered.
My Vinaysa 60 Friday 6.30-7.30pm class is a Yin Yoga session. Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body’s flow of energy. This restorative practice helps to settle and balance the body-mind relationship and is open to all levels
I’m still working through the tight hips I built up from teenage years competing as a skier, time in the gym training and working as a PT and more recently many hours spent cycling on the road!
I first tried Hatha Yoga in 2008 before beginning a (fairly loose) Vinyasa home practice in 2014. Yoga has been hugely beneficial for me. I immediately noticed how it helped in developing a calm mind and strong, flexible and healthy body. I want to help people realise these benefits with my supportive and fun teaching.
I have completed a 200hr vinyasa teacher training at Sangyé Yoga School in London with Cat Alip-Douglas and she remains my main teacher.