1. Yoga Classes
Each of one my classes is small and friendly as I want everyone to feel comfortable in class. I teach a mixture of styles as you can see below. My teaching style is intuitive and class plans are developed to work with the 'energy of the day', which means that a stronger class may become more gentle depending upon moon phases, seasons, or astrological energy.
One of the things I love about yoga is that you can't really get it wrong! Everyone's bodies are different and what works for one person might not be helpful for another, so although I offer suggestions about helpful alignment, listening to your body's cues is actually more important. The real purpose of yoga is to prepare the body and mind to go inwards for meditation (not the poses themselves) to detach from the external world, and the chatter of the mind, and find that ever-peaceful space within.
At the beginning of yoga we have a period to settle in and breathe, and at end of the yoga there is always space for relaxation. I often use sound (crystal singing bowls or koshi chimes) and poems / readings to help engender a deeper feeling of rest.
1. GROUND & FLOW YOGA
This class is my strongest class in terms of the asana (posture) practice so you'll need either need a reasonable level of fitness or a good knowledge of yoga to join. There's a focus on building strength, fitness, confidence and flexibility but never at the expense of enjoying the breathing, relaxation and philosophical understandings that yoga can bring.
2. GENTLE YOGA
A beautifully gentle class perfectly suited to anyone suffering with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or just needing to take things slower and relax deeply. We always start lying down - breathing and relaxing and connecting to the intention for the class - then we gently stretch, ease and strengthen the body before returning to more relaxation at the end. No previous yoga experience is needed to join this class.
3. MINDFUL YOGA
Mindful yoga is also suitable for all abilities and newcomers too. Because it's based on being really present and aware, it's slower paced than the 'Mixed Ability Yoga Flow' class but more physical than the 'Very Gentle Yoga' and 'Calming Yoga and Long Guided Relaxation' classes. Extra time is allowed for relaxation as it's my longest class (70 minutes) so there's a good 10 minute 'come into the present moment' at the beginning and always time for a decent relaxation/meditation at the end.
4. YOGA FOR WELLBEING:
THURSDAYS 9:15AM ONLINE
Yoga for Wellbeing is my newest and most unique class, focused on giving us space and opportunity to heal our bodies, balance our minds and soothe our souls. The intention of the class is to bring wellbeing, healing and deep peace. The class focus changes each week to align with the current energy. Healing (often restorative or yin) asana, energy balancing pranayama, visualisation, affirmations, working with elements and chakras, sound therapy, yoga philosophy and 'practical' spiritual philosophy as well as Yoga Nidra are the healing tools of this class.
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5. MIXED ABILITY YOGA
This class is created to suit as many people as possible. It gives you the chance to either deepen your postures or take them down a notch or two. The lovely class is suitable for a newbie to yoga since it's both inclusive and set at a pace that is easy to follow. For anyone who is worried about fitness levels it might be a good idea to a one to one first or try the a gentler class first so you know what to expect.
6. PRIVATE YOGA TUITION
Private tuition really helps you develop - no matter what level of experience you have!
I 'tailor' each session to suit your personal needs and focus on teaching a practice you can begin to remember. Not only are the postures tailored to your requirements, so are the breathing, relaxation and meditation practices. I want to inspire you to find a practice you can connect with so that you can incorporate it into your lifestyle.
2. The Swan Method - a counselling therapy for healing mind & body
This healing therapy is a creative & intuitive amalgamation of my work as a counsellor, a yoga teacher, and now as a coach too, in addition to my own life experience, which has led me to study and experience many different healing techniques. The Swan Method shortcuts the healing process and helps body, mind and unconscious mind to all begin to work in alignment.
What to Expect?
The first session is spent talking primarily, so that I can ascertain what will be most helpful for you based on your personal healing goals and the areas that seem the most blocked. My intention is to help you 'kick-start' your healing here, so I'll likely offer some kind of tailored relaxation, breathing exercise, guided meditation or 'homework' to help you.
There are many tools I can use to align body, mind, and unconscious mind within our sessions (see below) but it is actually the healing space we hold together and the loving relationship I will help you create within yourself that does the real work.
Throughout all of our sessions together, I will be listening not just to your words but to words you can't say, the feelings you show and the ones you suppress, to the sensations you experience in your body as we speak about things that bother you, to your breath patterns, and to your way of speaking to yourself - most of us have a very harsh inner critic that's making our lives a lot more difficult. All of these things help me to identify your unconscious communication, so that we can bring the things that are holding you back into your awareness, gently and lovingly, of course.
- Over ten year's counselling skills and knowledge
- Deeply developed intuition; listening on 'all' levels
- Breath work and chakra work to free up energy blockages
- Guided meditations and inner child meditations
- Balancing the nervous system
- Yoga Nidra relaxations
- Restorative yoga poses to restore, as well as yoga movements to free energy
- Coaching techniques
- Yogic philosophy of wellbeing and inner connection
- Astrological guidance giving awareness of the current energy and its effects
As with my previous counselling therapy work, I hold all information with you as confidential and will treat anything you choose share with me with the utmost respect.
3. Intuitive Astrological Counselling &
After many years of both loving and learning about astrology I began to see how powerful a tool it is for helping us to understand our emotional needs, our healing needs, our soul desires, and to create powerful change, so of course it also fits as an addition to my talk, embody, heal therapy too.