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Yoga

Meditation in motion

Meditation  |  Motion  |  Pranayama 

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Hello again.

Work towards a richer, fuller life

through movement, meditation and breathing practices

 

You are in the right place if...

  • You want to bring some movement into your life.  Perhaps you would like a flow class, more cardio to get the heart rate up or something a little softer and restorative, maybe you would like more flexibility and stability or would like to add a yoga practice to other activities or sports that you do already.  You would like to make changes to your health and wellbeing but are not quite sure where to start. 

  • You are not sure whether you want to dip a toe and try out a class or maybe want to develop a regular practice a few times a week.  Let me know what you are looking to achieve from your practice and I will be able to provide your with advice and guidance as to the best course of action for you.  

  •  ​You are busy and believe you don't have time to fit yourself even though you think you should.  Once you start a yoga practice you may well discover the many benefits of it - not only physical but mental and spiritual.​​

  • You want something extra to help deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga.  This is where asana+ comes in. In my classes you will learn not only the yoga postures themselves but also aspects of the history of yoga including philosophy, myths, mudras and chanting and have instruction on breathing techniques, anatomy and receive alignment cues and assists.

  • 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 going 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.

The science of the mind

However, the asana is not the yoga.  Yoga is the residue the asana leaves in your nervous system.

What you learn on the mat is for you to take off the mat into your daily life.

However, the asana is not the yoga.  Yoga is the residue the asana leaves in your nervous system.

What you learn on the mat is for you to take off the mat into your daily life.

MODERN YOGA

Modern yoga as it is known in the West, took off in the 1890's after Indian monks began to spread their knowledge to the Western world for the first time.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Whilst the original purpose of yoga asana (postures) is to physically prepare the body for meditation and spiritual enlightenment, these days people commonly understand yoga to facilitate health and wellbeing. 

MIND-BODY CONNECTION

But yoga is much more than movements made on a mat.  What you learn on the mat is for you to take off it into your daily life.

Yoga therefore may be considered to more of a work-in than a work-out.

 

Styles of Yoga I Teach

Find a Style of Yoga You Love and Stick to it.....
or Mix and Match as the Mood Suits

FBY yoga practices includes meditations, mudras, myths and pranayama (breathwork)

Hatha

  • A yoga class described as ‘Hatha’ will typically involve a set of physical postures (yoga poses) and breathing techniques.  All yoga(s) stem from hatha.

 

  • Esoterically 'ha' represents the sun and 'tha' represents the moon. However, hatha also means ‘force’ so although postures are practised more slowly with more static holds than say vinyasa flow or ashtanga, it means you can still challenge yourself. 

  • Hatha yoga may include:

 

  • ​yoga postures (asana)

  • breathwork (pranayama)

  • chanting (mantra)

  • symbolic or ritual gestures/poses (mudras)

  • cleansing techniques and visualisations ( shatkriyas and shatkarmas).

My Students

I teach different people in private and group sessions 

BEGINNERS

MUM & BABY

CORPORATE

PRIVATE 1:1

ATHLETES

SCHOOLS

ALMOST PRIVATE 1:2

TEENAGERS

PARTIES

You're not alone

Sometimes sheer embarrassment might be preventing us from trying out yoga....here are some common worries but when it comes to yoga embedded within it's philosophy is the concept of 'ahimsa' which basically translates as non-violence. This means being kind to yourself and others. Go easy on yourself, life is difficult enough as it is without you having to worry about what you look like on the mat or if you find something tricky. We can work together to find what suits you...do more of what you love and less of what you don't!

I'm here to help you enjoy your practice so please do talk to me if you have any concerns.

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.  

Benefits of a Daily Practice

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Improved

Yoga helps you to improve, maintain or develop your fitness levels through asana practice focusing on strength, balance and flexibility for optimal performance. It can also improve your mood by boosting the hormone serotonin in your body. Simply put, yoga can make you feel happier.

Testimonials

Gina brings so much more to the session than just going through the motions,

she tunes in to your way of thinking and quickly works out what your body is capable of  

- making you feel relaxed in yourself rather than pushing

you where you don't want to go.

 

On the whole I recommend her services to anyone that wants to cleanse their mind

as well as give their body a workout!  

AO, Professional Photographer & Author 08/08/18

Or if you prefer to use a form for your enquiry, please do so below and I'll get back to you asap.

Thanks, Gina