Tailored Yoga for Stability and Strength. This class is open to all, but is especially designed for the hypermobile, the super bendy and the injured who wish to create or maintain a longevous, sustainable Yoga practice.
As a recovering hypermobile myself, during my 32 year personal practise, I've learnt (the hard way) how to adapt and create a more supportive way of doing Yoga, which incidentally has made me a lot stronger! As a teacher, over the years I've seen and continue to see many people (especially women and fellow Yoga teachers) drawn to Yoga precisely because of their hyper mobility, unaware that a certain way of moving is not only unsustainable but could lead to long term joint instability and/or injury. The idea conveyed in the media that Yoga is about stretching and flexibility has done nothing to help clarify the situation. Stretching feels good, and I'm not saying that one shouldn't (in fact there will be plenty of it in the class), nor do I wish to demonise flexibility or hypermobility. But we can turn this situation to our advantage, becoming stronger, more aware, and increasing our movement repertoire and choices. In this way our Yoga can accompany us throughout our whole lives.
Using slow, strong, conscious flow, with attention to detail, this class aims to develop stability and strength, to clarify and improve healthy ranges of motion and joint stability through proprioception, increased movement repertoire and choice through new and different ways of moving, as well including movements to favour the circulation of Synovial fluid to keep joints supple. This could be a stand alone practice or support your current practice, whatever style that may be.