Yoga

Why practice yoga?

Yoga is a great way to improve your strength and flexibility as well as being a great stress reliever that has numerous health benefits: 

  • boosting the immune system
  • preventing cartilage and joint breakdown
  • protecting your spine
  • improving circulation, balance and focus of attention
  • and it also makes you happier and feel more relaxed!

Hatha flow or vinyasa yoga is the combination of asanas (poses) with breath and movement.  It’s more dynamic than some yoga classes so it can feel more energetic and invigorating as well as giving the body a lovely stretch.  My yoga classes often include some mindfulness techniques and end with a short time of guided relaxation.

Yoga is a form of exercise suitable for most people but  if you have any specific conditions or injuries you’d like to discuss please get in touch and I can let you know if the class is suitable for you.

Classes

Monday – Hatha Flow Yoga: suitable for those who have practiced yoga before, already have a regular class/home practice or regularly participate in other cardiovascular exercise (e.g. running, cycling).  6:30pm-7:45pm at The Landmark Centre, Deal.  £39 for 6 week advance block booking.  Drop-in £8 per class via online booking.

Tuesday – Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga: suitable for those new to yoga or looking for a more gentle flow class.  7:15pm-8:30pm at St George’s Hall, St George’s passage, High Street, Deal (not at the church).  £39 for 6 week advance booking.  Drop-in £8 per class via online booking.

Saturday – Yin Yoga: a floor based  yoga class focussing on seated and lying postures.  Includes breathing practice,  meditation  and relaxation.  Suitable for most bodies including beginners.  10-11am in Walmer (NB not every week – check booking site for dates). Only 6 places available, £7 per class, online booking only – see below to book.

Places are limited and current students will take priority.  Please contact me if you have any questions about suitability or use the button below to book your slot.  Some classes may have a waiting list.

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Private Yoga

Tailored specifically to your needs and body, I offer private yoga classes, on request and subject to availability, at my home in Walmer.  This is perfect if you’re looking for immediate feedback on any alignment concerns, if you have any physical limitations that make classes inaccessible or if you’re looking to focus on something specific. 

This option is also suitable for couples who wish to practice together or small groups of up to 4 people.  This is also suitable for pre or post natal ladies.

A 75 minute session is £40 (max 4 students), daytime sessions only.  A shorter 60 minute class may also be possible (£30).

Teaching Style

My classes are relaxed and informal and I encourage people to ask questions as we go along to encourage everyone to make the most of the class for their body type and ability.  My teaching style is encouraging, positive and accepting of individual limitations.  I focus on the intention of yoga poses, helping students get the most out of the body they’ve got  whilst improving strength, flexibility, coordination, balance as well as providing some space and time to unwind.  I love meeting new people and building friendships with students.  I am thrilled when students begin to see the different benefits yoga brings and feel very privileged to be able to share this with students.

Antenatal Yoga

Preg with ex kit

Help your body prepare for labour, reduce the aches and discomforts of pregnancy and have some time to focus on you at this special time.  These carefully planned antenatal yoga sessions will guide you safely and effectively through postures to maintain your strength ready for giving birth as well as help reduce fatigue, improve circulation, aid digestion, promote good posture and learn how to relax deeply.

The sessions include breathing exercises to help you manage your labour.

Exercise mats, bolsters and blankets are all provided so all you need to bring is a bottle of water and wear comfy clothes that allow you to move freely.   You will be asked to complete a short health screening questionnaire prior to booking to ensure it is safe for you to participate and if you are at all concerned please speak with your midwife or GP before getting in touch.

Antenatal yoga is offered on a one to one or small group basis.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in setting a group up or would like a private session.

Postnatal Yoga ClassCrunch with Baby

This class are suitable for ladies who have had their 6-week check (12 weeks for c-section Mums) and are ready to start exercising again.  It’s a safe introduction to getting your body back into regular exercise and includes exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and help ensure you have good posture when looking after and carrying your baby.  It’s also an opportunity to have some time focusing on you and what you need since you’ll be spending a lot of your time looking after your little one from now on!  Babies up to crawling age are very welcome in the class.

Yoga postures and exercises are carefully selected to allow you to work-out safely with your baby along-side you: perhaps tucked up in their buggy or car seat or even just watching Mum while playing on a cosy blanket.

Exercise mats and blankets are provided for the class so all you need to do is bring some water and wear comfy clothes that you can move freely in (as well as anything your little one might need!!)

You will be asked to complete a short health screening questionnaire prior to booking into a class to ensure it is safe for you to participate.  If you are at all concerned please speak with your midwife or GP before getting in touch.

This class runs on demand from my home in Walmer, so please email if you’re interested.