'for the fire in your belly'



    All yoga stems from hatha yoga. 'Ha' and 'tha' is commonly understood to be the sun and moon. A slower, considered form of yoga than say, vinyasa or ashtanga.  It can also mean force.


    Feeling hot, hot, hot - yoga taught in a heated environment is simply lovely if you like that kind of thing!  You can see and feel the sweat pouring off you, detoxing yourself and reducing the risk of injury as you are toasty and warm, marrying your movements to your breath. You know you have worked out after this session. I teach these stillness and space classes and flow classes at the FeelWellbeing Studios.


    With 'Fuelled by Yoga' unique and creative slow or more dynamic vinyasa sequences with varied pace, asanas, intensity and transitions help keep you engaged and focused. They enable the practitioner 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.


    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.  


    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. 


    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.


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, perhaps you prefer a tonic in the middle of the day to rechannel your energy towards productivity, or maybe you would like something nurturing and restorative at the end of your day.  Fuelled by Yoga has 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.  Though all you really need is your body but if you fancy an eye pillow or a bolster or block, a mat, a chair or a strap, I’ve got that covered too.  

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Oaklands Grange, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0NT