Friendly lunchtime yoga session at Yogasara Studios
In this friendly lunchtime class we’ll explore classic hatha yoga poses as well as breath-synchronised movements found in Viniyoga, and some of the flowing elements of tai chi to bring a dynamic aspect to our practice. All levels and abilities are welcome.
Your yoga mat is no place for perfection ¬— it’s a place for exploration & investigation, a place to learn and grow. In this class the focus is not what we do in our practice but how we do it, what happens on journey and how we use these experiences to add to our understanding of ourselves: body and mind.
By engaging with the process of our practice, instead of worrying about where we end up we can continually deepen our self-discovery – and keep our practice fresh and alive.
I have been practicing yoga for 20 years and became a qualified British Wheel of Yoga Teacher in 2009 at The Life Centre (Yogacampus) in London with their brilliant team of teachers. I have practised and studied many styles of yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Dynamic Flow and Viniyoga. I have had the opportunity to deepen my understanding of Ashtanga under the guidance of John and Lucy Scott in New Zealand, Richard Freeman in Colorado, David Swenson and Nancy Gilgoff in Edinburgh and Oxford, and Christopher Gladwell in Bristol. I have studied Viniyoga with Paul Harvey in Bristol – all of whom have inspired, encouraged and informed my practice.
For the last 5 years I have been playing in Tai Chi forms, which are a deeply grounding and strengthening influence on my yoga and teaching. I am currently studying The Alexander Technique as part of a four-year teacher-training course, the principles I am studying inform my yoga teaching in terms of thinking constructively about how we move to bring an efficiency and ease to our practice.