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Yoga for our every season

Let my yoga experience guide you to changing how you feel, how you move and how you focus for the better. I draw from over 20 years experience in yoga, 5 element qigong, breathwork, meditation and deep relaxation, with 11 of those years devoted to empowering beginners to make lasting change.

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Week of Events

Flow to Glow

Mondays 7.30 - 8.30pm, Thursdays 9.45-10.45am at Newlands South Church

£10/8 - Save with multi class pass/membership. More info on booking

Qigong & seasonal vinyasa flow to rebalance & support our natural energy cycle. Together we create space in body and mind, easing away stress and stiffness. Ends with a 15 minute pranayama / meditation / seasonal yoga nidra to calm & deepen the practice effects

Thursday 9.45am class: suitable for beginners, building up to flow practice over the first 4 weeks. Unsure if this is for you/home studio place available, message me, I'd love to hear from you!

Suitable for those with an established practice (1 year+) or completed the Beginners course

Beginners Course with extras

Mondays 6.15-7.20pm Newlands South Church

Invest in You. Suffer from back ache, sore joints, anxiety or insomnia? Gentle regular yoga practice can help all of these. Start or refresh your yoga practice in an enjoyable and gentle class. You can use this as foundation for a more challenging class or perfectly balanced practice on its own.

Suitable for all levels

Yoga, Qigong & Nidra: 90 minutes

Tuesdays 7.30 - 9pm Newlands South Church

£14/10

Zoom pay low waged.Save with multi class pass/monthly membership. More info on booking

Offering a deeper practice of seasonal vinyasa flow & qigong to support our natural energy cycle. Together we create space in body and mind, strengthened and refreshed. Ends with a 15 minute seasonal yoga nidra to deeply relax

Suitable for those with an established practice (1 year+)

Rising Energy Yoga & Qigong: 45 minutes

Fridays 7.00am on Zoom

£8/6.50

Improve energy flow in delicious ways and start your day well. Moving mindfully with the breath, we explore stretch, spaciousness and find calm, ready to face the day. I offer options as we go to suit your level of experience.

Suitable for those with an established practice (1 year+)

What to expect

If you are new to yoga or have not been to a flow class before, here is a guide on what to expect in class.

Wear soft comfortable clothing and a couple of layers on your top to help keep heat in the body in slower practice towards the end of class/ and socks to wear during relaxation (shavasana).

Bring water bottle

We will practice in bare feet. If you have one, please use a yoga mat and a blanket for relaxation, with a water bottle handy.

Our practice usually starts with focus on the breath, gently deepening it to provide a focus and calm. You will be guided through a relaxing and centring warm up, often drawing from a seasonal practice of qigong (mother practice of tai chi), then taken through a flowing sequence of yoga poses, with options for different capabilities, to music.

There is generally an order to the types of poses practised in a flow after warm up, starting with standing poses, followed by seated postures then inversions (where part of the body is upside down). There is no expectation on you to be able to do the poses perfectly, simply an openness to having a go. I will offer as much guidance as I can when a pose is new to you. I will offer different options for each pose, so you can begin to experience various aspects of a posture (asana) safely at a level that feels right.

Breathing and Meditation

There may also be the opportunity to practise different breathing techniques (pranayama) that work with your body's energy, appropriate for the season. These help clear and focus the mind, and ground or build energy in the body.

There may also be the opportunity to practise different meditation techniques. These range from walking meditations, to seated practice where the mind is gradually focused on an activity or visualisation, encouraging it to gently settle. Meditation is wonderful at drawing energy back in, and is an excellent restorative practice.

All 75 minute classes end with yoga nidra. This gentle relaxation practice allows us to deeply let go in a safe, reassuring way. One of my specialisms, the nidra is shared live, inspired by each season and our practice, weaving in nature as well as key aspects of seasonal energy. These are occasionally recorded and shared in my seasonal newsletters so you can practice at home, top up your energy levels and feel well.

The class ends with chanting 'Om'. This is the seed mantra for the Ajna chakra - the seat of the mind located in the forehead. In chanting 'Om' we are joining with all the other yoga practitioners in the world, in our seeking of a calmer mind and a gentler way of being with ourselves and others. It is not a religious chant but one of shared spirituality, one way that through yoga we can aim to merge with the divine in life.

Oms

The class ends with chanting 'Om'. This is the seed mantra for the Ajna chakra - the seat of the mind located in the forehead. In chanting 'Om' we are joining with all the other yoga practitioners in the world, in our seeking of a calmer mind and a gentler way of being with ourselves and others. It is not a religious chant but one of shared spirituality, one way that through yoga we can aim to merge with the divine in life.