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- Yoga Nidrā
- Prāṇāyāma (also called breath work)
As cheesy as it sounds, it’s true that if you have a body, then yoga can be experienced through it; you don’t have to be “flexible” nor is flexibility a predetermined goal of the practice.
When most people think of yoga, they primarily think of the mat-based postural practice (āsana), so that is what I primarily focus on, while including the other seven limbs in my teaching; however, if you’d like a practice which focuses mainly or solely on the other limbs, I’d be more than happy to oblige.
I primarily offer yoga lessons in the Frog Lotus Yoga style. Unless otherwise noted, each class will last approximately 75 minutes, and can be booked as a one-off or scheduled as regularly as you desire.
- Vinyasa flow – this is an active practice that links one āsana (pose) to the next using the breath. It can be personalised depending on your needs, fitness level, and desired long-term outcomes; for one-to-one lessons you can come to my private studio, or I can come to your home or other practice space – either way I have all the tools & props you’ll need for your practice
- Restorative – during this lesson we will use props (blankets, bolsters, etc) extensively to support your body and eliminate unnecessary straining, allowing you to relax fully into each āsana. This is a great addition to your busy, stressful life – 75 minutes just for you to totally relax & unwind, all the while still working with your body & breath
- Chair – chair yoga is a great style of yoga for anyone with reduced mobility, medical needs, or physical limitations that prevent them from a mat-based yoga practice; it’s easily adapted to the particular needs of each student or community and can be an entirely seated practice, or incorporate standing poses using a chair for additional support and stability.
- Nidrā – otherwise known as “yogic sleep”, “effortless relaxation”, or “non-sleep deep rest” (NSDR – a term coined by Dr Andrew Huberman); yoga nidrā is a wonderful short practice which allows both the body and mind to rest fully
- Online – perhaps you’d like to take yoga classes with me, but travel is impractical; or maybe you’d rather schedule a lesson at a time that fits into your busy life without leaving your home or office; or it could be that you’d just like yo avoid going out on a cold, rainy night (I don’t blame you!). The good news is that an online lesson could be perfect for you! All you need is a well-lit room, something to video call from, and a yoga mat (props are a bonus but not necessary). You’ll get the same one-to-one attention, the only difference is I won’t be physically there with you
Although we focus on breathing during a yoga practice, we can also practice prāṇāyāma, or breath work, as a standalone technique.
Proper breathing is a cornerstone to our wellbeing, so while it may at first feel strange to alter what we feel is our natural breath pattern, through practice we can positively impact both our physical and mental wellbeing as we learn to control & manipulate our breath to bring about desired benefits in the moment, as well as more permanent & long-term improvements to ourselves & our respiratory rate – meaning we take fewer breaths of greater volume.
Not to mention, when we learn to control our breath, we can begin to control our responses and reflexes – this translates into our reactions to everyday life, emotional responses, and in the way we reply to all the things that happen in our life.
Meditation is a wonderful practice, which can either complement other practices, or stand completely alone from them. Whether you’ve never meditated before, or would like to make a commitment to meditate more regularly, we will discuss your preferences and devise a program that works for you.
Mindfulness is particularly popular at the moment, but it’s so much more than just a buzzword; it can also be a difficult practice to begin alone, or without the right support – as it’s more than simply “thinking positively” or having your head in the clouds.
Being Mindful means we are open to & curious about what is happening right now, without wanting to change it in any way; we don’t judge – ourselves or our thoughts – and we have the patience and trust to let things happen as they are, accepting whatever that is, while we reduce focus on that which has happened, or may yet happen.
Mindfulness can, but doesn’t have to, include meditation; and is something that we can practice throughout our day without having to change who we are, or buy any special tools or clothing.
Together, we will discuss and apply various mindful exercises, exploring their effects & use