The purpose of yoga isn't to put your foot behind your head, or do the splits or the perfect headstand, or look pretty on Insta! Yoga is about re-connecting to ourselves through movement and our breath, accepting ourselves how we are right now. When practiced regularly, it can help bring about profound changes in how we see ourselves and the world around us.
The classes I teach are Hatha based with a strong emphasis on Pranayama (breathwork), mindfulness and yogic philosophy, so incorporating body and mind (and spirit which you can take or leave as you wish).
My students say they find the classes relaxing and good fun and come away feeling peaceful and grounded yet aware that they have worked their bodies in a good way! We tend to work gently and mindfully, listening and honouring ourselves in each session, often working with closed eyes so we're not tempted to compare ourselves with others. The classes begin with relaxation and breathwork to bring us into our bodies, and end with a soothing guided relaxation allowing the practice and benefits to settle into our whole being. As with all my therapies, I aim to provide a nuturing space where it is possible to learn and grow at your own pace.
My classes are held on Mondays and Saturdays at the wonderfully peaceful Notley Yoga Centre near Great Notley, Braintree. CM77 7QW.
Mondays at 9.30 - 10.45am
(Possibilty of 11.15 class is viable)
Saturdays at 9.30 - 10.45am
(Possibility of 11.15 class if viable)
The classes are suitable for everybody regardless of age, shape, size or flexibility, for beginners or experienced students alike with modifications and progressions always available.