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/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.   It’s suitable for people who have a basic level of fitness or who practice yoga at home.   Simple hatha yoga  is a more steady approach to the yoga poses.  Poses are generally looked at singly and so give you more time to explore and adapt them to your own body.  It’s a great place to start if you’ve not practiced yoga before or if you prefer a more steady class.  All yoga poses may be lying, sitting or standing on the yoga mat .  My yoga classes often include some mindfulness or breathing practices 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 – you will need your own yoga mat for all classes.

You will need your own yoga mat for all classes.  A yoga brick or rolled up towel and belt may also be helpful.  All classes are £8 to pay as you go or £26 for a month block of 4 calendar weeks.  Please contact me HERE to book into any class.

Simple Hatha Yoga: Tuesday 6-7pm at The Landmark Centre, Deal. 

Hatha Flow Yoga: Monday 5-6:10pm, 6:20-7:30pm  and Tuesday 7-8:15pm all at The Landmark Centre, Deal.  

Please contact me if you have any questions about suitability.
Retreats – one day, weekends and longer – current schedule HERE

Taking some time away from your daily environment gives you the opportunity to really feel how best to look after your body.  Having a break from digital distractions, home/work responsibilities and family pressures enables you to invest in yourself and come home refreshed, invigorated and better able to live your best life.  The retreats I offer are suitable for most bodies and I will always tailor the sessions to the group.  I offer a variety of adaptations, variations and modifications to help you get the most from each session as well as give you the space to let the benefits of the class settle in the body.  Get in touch HERE if you’d like more information  or view current retreats on offer HERE.

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 £50 (max 4 students), Tue-Thurs AM sessions only.  A shorter 60 minute class may also be possible (£40).

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.