Yoga

Yoga - The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. It is thought to be the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. Yoga is a thoroughly practical system which comprises a wide range of exercises and techniques.  Practising Yoga increases strength, flexibility, coordination and balance as well as helps to relax and manage stress. Its benefits can not only be felt physically, it helps us to focus and concentrate better, improves our overall health and well being.

I am offering group classes, private sessions and prenatal classes for all ages and levels in the Ealing area. My classes have derived from a diverse background in Dance, Pilates and Yoga.

When teaching, I like to pass on the experience I have gathered as a professional dancer and years of training in the movement field. Coming from a dance background I enjoy dynamic fluent moves in my own practice which I draw on for my teaching. Both my Pilates and Yoga training inform, affect and feed into each other. Yet I like to clearly differentiate between them. Often they compliment each other beautifully and then I will choose to mix them. My style of Hatha yoga has been influenced by various traditions such as Iyengar, Asthanga Vinyasa, Dynamic and Yin/Yang. I am grateful for my most recent advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell who has been hugely influential and inspiring to me. I now teach a Vinyasa flow class, integrating the best elements such as anatomical precision, dynamic movements and mindful awareness. I like to experiment with a variety of themes, sequences and postures to create a mindful but also fun practice. In my classes there is emphasis on coordination, movement quality, balance, breath awareness as well as stress management and relaxation. I like students to deepen their practice and connect to their inner selfs to improve their physical health as well as mental and spiritual wellbeing.

 

VINYASA FLOW YOGA

Movements are connected with the breath keeping the practice flowing and alive. Each pose flows into the next creating a dynamic, fluent sequence. I structure my classes to follow a theme yet  I am attending to the needs of my students and the practice may change according to their needs. The class comprises limbers, sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, inversions and relaxation.

WORKSHOPS

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Pregnancy Pilates Yoga Fusion

During pregnancy Yoga and Pilates can help you to maintain healthy posture and to keep your muscles strong and well functioning. Good postural alignment can aid your baby to move into the optimal foetal position in the later stages of pregnancy. Releasing tension and relaxing the mind helps to keep calm and to reduce any fears or anxiety. Practicing breath awareness can help to stay connected to your body and deal with the pain during labour. During class you have time to concentrate fully on yourself and strengthen the bond with your baby thus helping to prepare both of you for a positive birthing experience and recovery afterwards.

CURRENT TIMETABLE

My group classes are taking place in the Christadelphian Hall, 65A Dorset Road, Ealing W5 4HX (click to load). The hall is close to South Ealing and Northfields tube stations.

Day

Thursday

Saturday

Time

8-9pm

11:15am-12:15pm

Detail

Pregnancy Pilates Yoga class suitable from 12 weeks

Vinyasa flow Yoga general class - all welcome

Note

I am offering blocks of 10 classes for £90 valid for 4 months or 5 classes for £55 valid for 2 months. You can attend both Pilates and Yoga using your pre-paid classes. You can also join on a drop-in basis costing £13 each class. Please bring a mat. Please book your place in a class: Book here

Private sessions take place at your home. The first class lasts for 1:15hrs which includes a postural assessment and consultation following which I set out a personal programme most suitable for your needs and goals. All following classes last for an hour.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME BY PHONE (07776120696) OR EMAIL

Here are some of my students comments:

Pilates

Pilates is a thoughtful and precise exercise system which was developed by Joseph Pilates. It is designed to build strength and flexibility, reduce aches and pains and increases awareness, all in aid of improving posture and developing a balanced being. Pilates is suitable for a wide range of people and thus enjoys great popularity.

GROUP CLASSES

These classes are suitable for everyone wanting to improve their general fitness, health and well-being. If you are enjoying exercise in a group, these sessions will be right for you. My classes can accommodate all levels, if you have never done Pilates before or if you are an experienced practitioner. We will focus on strengthening our core, lengthening and stretching tight areas, improve balance between muscle groups that work too hard and others that may not engage enough. Moving slowly with focus, precision and quality helps us to understand our bodies better and therefore improve our posture and well-being. It also helps us slow down, relax and unwind.

PRIVATE TUITION

Individual sessions are recommended to help with injuries or medical conditions. A tailored programme aids to specifically address your needs and assists with re-educating muscles and recovering safely from an injury. Private classes are also an effective way of progressing quickly and building confidence before joining a group class. If you are interested in deepening your practice, private tuition might be the right choice for you. Private Sessions will take place at your home and can be arranged to your convenience.

Timetable

My group classes are taking place in the Christadelphian Hall, 65A Dorset Road, Ealing W5 4HX (click to load). The hall is close to South Ealing and Northfields tube stations.

Day

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Time

6-7pm

7-8pm

8-9pm

9-10am

10-11am

12:30-1:30pm

Detail

Pilates for beginners and improvers

Pilates general class - all welcome

Pregnancy Pilates Yoga Fusion suitable from 12 weeks

Pilates for intermediate students

Pilates for beginners and improvers

Pilates general class - all welcome

Note

I am offering blocks of 10 classes for £90 valid for 4 months or 5 classes for £55 valid for 2 months. You can attend both Pilates and Yoga using your pre-paid classes. You can also join on a drop-in basis costing £13 each class. Please bring a mat. Please book your place in a class: Book here

Private sessions take place at your home. The first class lasts for 1:15hrs which includes a postural assessment and consultation following which I set out a personal programme most suitable for your needs and goals. All following classes last for an hour.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME BY PHONE (07776120696) OR EMAIL

Here are some of my students comments: