Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:15am (Geoffrey Room)
Term time only
Teaching is my passion! I used to be a school teacher, but after having children of my own, I decided on a change so trained for two years as a classical hatha yoga teacher with Friends of Yoga (FRYOG). Since then my own style has evolved over the years, having explored many different forms of yoga… and taken what I think are the best bits of each! I was particularly influenced by time spent doing yoga in America practising vinyasa flow with several renowned yoga teachers including Shiva Rea and Janet Stone and the amazing experience of bhakti yoga (yoga to live kirtan). I find music can transform your mood and believe that the right music can have a wonderful effect in a class.
Although my classes are fairly strong and dynamic, I put a strong emphasis on the breath, alignment and safety in all postures and like to explain what effects the postures are having on the body. I give stages of difficulty with poses and stress the importance of listening to the body and building up to the stronger poses only when ready. (Probably a bit like a broken record!) I aim to enable students to take what they learn on the mat and use it to improve their day to day lives.
I always end each class with a relaxation session, often taking everyone on a visualisation journey. I just love seeing the peaceful smiles on everyone’s faces at the end of each lesson! I also often include sankalpas (positive affirmations), which students choose for themselves. Repeating affirmations when your mind and body are totally relaxed can have a profound effect.
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Over the years I have developed a fascination with anatomy and how the body works in yoga postures. I can’t stop booking myself onto workshops in my thirst to gain more knowledge and understanding so that I can help my students get the most out of every class… which gets expensive!! (Julie Gudmestad, Donna Farhi and Pete Blackaby have been particular inspirations).