My yoga classes aim to create balance, strength and flexibility through a blend of carefully crafted poses and sequences that will leave you feeling energised, refreshed and calm.
I teach a dynamic form of yoga with influences from many styles, including Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga and ParaYoga. In my classes, you’ll learn to synchronise the movement of your body with the rhythm of your breath. This technique builds power and heat while also heightening focus—it’s a lot like a moving meditation. The result is a stronger, more flexible body and a profound sense of awareness and wellbeing.
To enhance the effects of the yoga, I often employ the engagement of bandhas (energetic locks), pranayama (breath), mudras (hand gestures), mantras and visualisations.
My classes are physically challenging at times, but they are also accessible to everyone. I believe the best way for me to serve my community is to pay attention to my students, and to make every effort to tailor my instructions to meet their individual needs, meaning every practice is fun and safe.
In my experience, the body is wise, and we can grow as individuals by tuning inward and learning to listen more intuitively to our needs. A regular yoga practice will help you develop the internal awareness you need to stay strong and injury-free.
If you want to feel fantastic throughout pregnancy while developing strength and flexibility, this yoga class is perfect for you.
In a supportive environment that welcomes everyone, I offer a flowing form of pregnancy yoga that will leave you more confident and physically powerful as you move through each stage of pregnancy. You’ll feel calmer and more emotionally prepared for new motherhood, with huge benefits to both you and your baby.
Pregnancy yoga is often taught as a slow, gentle activity, but my experience as both a teacher and mother has convinced me that women need to build strength and to feel active during this vital and magical time of their lives, which is why my classes are purposefully dynamic. Rather than simply modifying mainstream yoga postures, I’ve designed poses and sequences that will enhance your pregnancy experience by improving your breathing and posture, creating a sense of greater space for your growing baby.
With a regular yoga practice, you’ll sleep better and feel generally more comfortable as your belly grows, with fewer aches and complaints. Your circulation will improve too, leading to less swelling. Poses also help with optimal foetal positioning (OFP), which is something you’ll be thankful for when you go into labour.
My classes are designed for students of all levels and at all stages of pregnancy. You’ll also find them a great way to expand your pregnancy support network and to exchange information with other women at the same life stage.
Postnatal yoga is designed to ‘reset’ your body after the birth of your child. Nothing can match the elation of bringing a baby into this world, but this joy can often be accompanied by aches and pains, exhaustion and emotional volatility, which is no surprise given what the body is put through during pregnancy. My postnatal yoga classes will accelerate your recovery and ease you back to peak condition in a safe and gentle way. Classes are open to all new mums and their babies over the age of 6 weeks. Your little one will be with you throughout, giving the two of you precious bonding time in a safe and nurturing environment.
I teach a flowing form of postnatal yoga that will both rebuild your strength and improve your posture and awareness. Appropriate core strengthening exercises are central to every class, with a view to improving muscle tone and stability to the abdomen, back and pelvic floor (collectively known as the core). There is also an emphasis on opening up and releasing tension from the shoulders, chest and upper body—an area that is often tight from so much feeding and carrying in the first few months.
My postnatal classes are taught in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere and are loved by mothers and babies alike. Mum is treated to a soothing hour of yoga while her little one gets to spend time basking in her attention and having fun surrounded by other little ones. As an added bonus, babies usually sleep really well after class!