The Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ can be translated in contemporary practice to mean ‘union’ – yoga is a holistic physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline, that aims to unite and transform body and mind.
There are many types of yoga to practice, so it’s important to discover the right one for you. I teach vinyasa flow yoga, which is a dynamic practice based on Hatha yoga. You will be guided through a series of postures, coordinating movement with the breath to unite mind, body and soul.
This style of yoga can be physically challenging, but is also energising and relaxing, and has something to offer everyone! Classes are mixed level and whether you are a beginner or experienced student, you are encouraged to work at your own pace and ability. Modifications to postures are given so that you can take options that feel good to you and your body.
Each class will start with pranayama (breathing techniques), to calm the mind and body in preparation for practice. We then flow through physical asanas (postures), and we end the class with savasana (relaxation), to allow our bodies to feel the benefits of our practice.
Classes will vary week to week – sometimes slow and strong, or sometimes faster paced….. but always fun!
The benefits of yoga, for both your body and mind, are endless…. and everyone experiences something different from their personal practice. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of a regular yoga practice:
Together we can strengthen both mind and body, and find inner peace.
What should I wear? Comfortable, lightweight clothes which allow you to move are best. A top which doesn’t rise up or can be tucked in is ideal. Bring along a warm layer for the start and end of practice. For your safety your mat is a no sock zone! Special yoga socks which have grip soles are available to buy from various retailers if you prefer to wear them.
How should I prepare? Make sure you are well hydrated, and refrain from eating for around 2 hours prior to class.
What should I bring? I have a limited number of mats available so do bring your own yoga mat if you have one.
I’m a complete beginner, is that ok? Absolutely! Classes are mixed level and you are encouraged to work at your own pace and ability. Modifications to postures are given so that you can take options that feel good to you.
Do I need to be flexible? Not at all! Practicing yoga regularly can help you gain flexibility!
Do I have to book a space? Some classes are drop-in and some require booking – see my Class Timetable for information.
I’m so pleased you will be coming to class! To make this yoga practice an enjoyable experience for you and everyone else, please be sure to follow our simple class etiquette:
See you on the mat!