Yoga Classes

If you are interested in online corporate, private or 1-2-1 yoga including Chair Yoga, Hatha, Restorative, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), or Menopause Yoga group workshops then please contact me here.

While Covid restrictions are in place, classes will be online only.

 

WEDNESDAYS: 

YINYASA                11.30-12.30   at Yoga Point, Brixton          

(Also online via Zoom) – ONLINE ONLY during Covid restrictions

This class is a meditative combination of flowing yang (active) postures and yin (floor-based passive) postures accessing the body’s deep connective tissues and connecting the breath with mindful movement. The intention of this yin and yang flow is to create more space and integrity in the body, finding ease and release while cultivating more mind/body awareness.

NB – Yinyasa can be attended in person at Yoga Point (maximum of 8 students in the studio to adhere to social distancing) or online via Zoom. Visit the Yoga Point website here to book.

 

THURSDAYS:

RESTORATIVE YOGA      19.30-20.15  ONLINE with A Place to Heal

Sometimes referred to as ‘active relaxation’, in this style of yoga (stemming from the therapeutic work of B.K.S. Iyengar) we are consciously manipulating the nervous system to create ease. Props are used to facilitate relaxation by supporting the body. In RESTorative yoga we rest in each supported posture for an extended period of time. While the body is supported there is no need to ‘hold’ a posture, therefore opening the door more easily for us to completely let go.

It is known that embodied practices like restorative yoga can help us move into a parasympathetic nervous system state (rest, digest, tend/befriend, restore), away from fight/flight/freeze and back to homeostasis. So, this practice is ideal for anyone looking to slow down, relieve stress, calm excessive mind chatter, and can be especially beneficial when in a state of feeling ‘tired all the time’. Nourish yourself with this deep, slow, quiet practice.

Suggested props:  2 bed pillows (or 1-2 yoga bolsters), 3 cushions (or 2 yoga bricks and 1 flat yoga block), 1-2 blankets, 1 soft scarf or eye pillow, access to a chair or sofa or wall.

Book your place at the A Place to Heal website here.

YOGA NIDRA                20.30-21.00   ONLINE with A Place to Heal         

“Yoga Nidra can be understood as a total practice of yoga itself… a state of ‘awakened sleep’ … in this state (we encounter) auto-suggestive experience of the power of the unconscious mind and its linkage with the soul.” – Sri Ram Sharam Acharya.

Yoga nidra is deep relaxation and a way to wake up to your life.

The word ‘nidra’ translates as ‘sleep’, hence the term ‘yogic sleep’. Put simply, yoga nidra can be described as a form of meditation, though it is not so much a practice or technique as a state of being. It can be seen as an altered state of consciousness – neither being asleep or awake, but a state in-between. In this state we can find deep insights – answers we have been seeking – as well as deep relaxation and rejuvenation. (Yoga nidra can also help to enhance sleep).

One of the great beauties of yoga nidra is that you don’t need any previous experience of yoga to practice. As a practitioner, all that is required of you is to lie down in a comfortable position, listen and be willing to enter an effortless state of being, making this practice accessible to almost anyone.

In this session there will be some very gentle movement before lying down for nidra. If you like to journal then you may wish to have your journal close by for when the practice ends.

Book your place at the A Place to Heal website here.

FRIDAYS:

YIN & RESTORATIVE                17.45-19.00  at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall

(NB – While Covid restrictions are in place, this class is postponed. If you are missing this class please join me online for Yinyasa on Wednesdays, Restorative Yoga on Thursdays – see above – or one of my upcoming online workshops.)

A gently rejuvenating and nourishing class.

In these challenging and stressful times it is vital that we create space for ourselves to heal and unwind, and one of the most effective ways of doing this is through practices such as yin and restorative yoga. Both are particularly benefical and effective in soothing the nervous system and enhancing wellbeing, with the passive, longer-held poses, which in the case of yin yoga move deeper into the connective tissues of the body on a physical level while in restorative yoga props are used to support the body and promote deep relaxation. A gently rejuvenating and nourishing start to your weekend.

NB – Places are limited to adhere to social distancing. Visit the Embody Wellness website to book (see link below).


Please book classes directly with:

Embody Wellness, 11 St George Wharf, London SW8 2LE – https://embodywellness.co.uk

Yoga Point, 122 Dalberg Road, Brixton, London SW2 1AP – https://www.yogapoint.co.uk

A Place to Heal, 118B Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UA – https://www.aplacetoheal.co.uk