My first experience of yoga was when I plucked up courage to go to a local class. I didn’t quite know what to expect so had to just go along and go with the flow. From the first moment of being asked to just lie back on the mat and relax, my concerns ebbed away. An hour and a half later, having slowly worked through various poses, the class concluded with focusing on breathing in a way that was simple and direct. I was hooked. This was dealing with me, treating the mind and body as an integrated whole – immediate and personal. All my concerns about this being a primarily women-only practice where I would have to be really flexible and bendy and take on some weird eastern mysticism were unfounded.
I’m currently in my second year of a British Wheel of Yoga teacher training programme and have been teaching weekly classes since May 2018, providing long-term cover for two established teachers who have decided to take a break from teaching.
I teach a gentle Hatha Yoga style using the breath to bring greater awareness to the body in the various yoga poses (asanas). In a typical class, we’ll start with a short relaxation. This will be followed by mobilisation exercises to warm up the body. Next will be an exploration of one or more yoga poses and the class will finish with breathing practice (pranayama) and relaxation.
Classes are mixed ability and beginners are welcome, though please contact me in advance to book a place (see classes for current details).