'for the fire in your belly'
FUELLED BY Y GA
'for the fire in your belly'
Early birds, mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a relaxing evening class?
If you like to be up with the LARK and fancy creating a buzz before the working day commences or require a full body workout without trekking to the gym; I start early! Perhaps you prefer a tonic in the middle of the day to RE-CHANNEL your energy towards productivity or maybe you would like something NURTURING and restorative at the end of your day. I've got your back morning, noon and night.
Also please, don’t worry if you don’t know your extended puppy pose from your eagle, or your pigeon from your bird of paradise, I’m here to help you with all of that. If you are wondering whether your old baggy pants will do for the workout, they probably will .....yoga after all, originated many moons before lycra. Plus I’ve got of lots of kit you can use. so if you fancy an eye pillow or a bolster or block, a mat, a chair or a strap, I’ve got that covered too.
If you fancy more flow than staying still then vinyasa classes may be just the ticket. Vinyasa yoga gives you the opportunity to flow through poses using your breath as a metronome. Faster vinyasas enable you to turn up the dial and you know you have had a workout. Slow vinyasa can be a therapeutic dance of moving meditation, where poses can be refined and strengthened. It allows you the to create space for a reflective pause and time to go inwards. My unique and creative slow or more dynamic vinyasa sequences with varied pace, asanas, intensity and transitions help keep you engaged and focused.
This enables you to to direct and re-direct energies for greater health and wellbeing. Lessons are structured around strength, flexibility and mobility, utilising the breath to guide the body.
The steady cycle of (ujayyi) breath for example, provides a calming, mental focal point whilst moving the body in a continuous flow has a cardiovascular benefit of added internal heat.
We focus on certain areas of the body such as backbends, hip openers, the spine and/or incorporate specific aspects of yoga philosophy into the practice e.g. turning attention to the subtle body and to chakras and to the energetic and muscular locks of the bandhas.
Slow or fast, regular vinyasa is a great workout for your body.
Warming the muscles helps prevent injury whilst sweating helps wash those toxins away. You will leave feeling refreshed, revived and ready for the day ahead having known you worked your body in a way it knows it can.
Stillness and Strength or vinyasa flow classes in a hot yoga studio. Click onto the FeelWellbeing.co.uk website and look out for my name when I cover as a Guest Teacher.
Remember to bring a towel and a bottle of water as you feel the wonderful heat in these classes.
Restful, longer held poses and deep breathing stills the mind, enhances mood and boosts immunity thus improving the capacity for healing and balancing. These poses are a great antidote to an active lifestyle or when you want to give yourself that extra special bit of care.
The space and stillness which comes from gentle yoga, being mindful and taking the foot off the pedal gives you the opportunity to think about how you are feeling and moving.
Taking it nice and slowly, marrying each movement with your breath and correct alignment means creating good form.
Great for those that like a reflective pace people recovering from illness or injury or those simply wishing to stay mobile, including the older cohort.
There is something really rather lovely about restorative yoga.
Using blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps to support your body.
Restorative yoga aims to bring your body into a state of complete relaxation by activating the parasympathetic nervous system to slow the heart rate and increase flow to your vital organs.
Mum & Baby
Postpartum yoga gives you the chance to look after yourself in a safe and nurturing environment. Practicing yoga with your baby alongside you gives you the opportunity to bond further with the latest addition to your family. It helps the recovery process after birth and supports the transition to motherhood. Bringing an awareness to your body as well as dedicating time to relax also reduces symptoms of postpartum depression, anxiety and general stress by allowing you to focus on your own well-being.
Yoga for Athletes & in Sport
A Fuelled by Yoga sports led yoga programme expands upon traditional yoga practices.
We work together to look at the mind and body connection in the context of your chosen activity, whether it be figure skating, football, running or something else altogether.