My classes are small and friendly, focusing on movement (asana) married with breath work (pranayama), to allow you to benefit from a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.
Typically, classes include a warm up, asana practise, pranayama and relaxation. However, this will vary based on the type of class you attend, and there is the opportunity for some classes to be held in the great outdoors when the weather permits.
Yoga asana is tailored to suit the individual and use of blocks, belts, blankets and eye pillows is encouraged in all classes. We might use mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra (voice) to further enhance our relaxation. This is always optional and you are invited to join in with whatever you wish.
Keeping the qualities of Patanjalis 8-limbs of Yoga, in mind:
Niyama (self-study) – Svadhayaya (listen to your body), Isvarapranidhana (surrender and trust)
Asana – postures
Pranayama – breathe control – Open and balance our pranic pathways
Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal (concentration)
The Yamas and Niyamas, remind us to be kind, gentle and honest with ourselves. Listen and trust your body. Be open to any messages that it may wish to tell you. Please let your body and mind guide you in your practise.
The benefits you may receive from your yoga practise include:
Increased relaxation, flexibility, strengthen muscles, weight loss, energy levels