I hold yoga classes and one to one sessions around the Richmond & Twickenham area, drawing on years of experience of studying different styles of Yoga. I offer either active or gentle classes, to suit individual needs.
I did my first Yoga training at the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Ashram in India.Later I trained in Restorative Yoga in Sussex with the lovely Triyoga Teacher Anna Ashby. I have also undertaken yoga classes and training in Well-Woman Yoga Therapy, Yoga for M.E. and a Neck and Shoulder course with Judith Lasater.
- To use gentle and also more challenging postures
- Increase body flexibility
- Incorporate breath work into the sequences to allow the body to regain its energy levels
- Introduce meditation and yoga philosophy
- Easy to use techniques on a day-to-day basis to help alleviate the stress of life.
- I also cover diet and nutrition, to enable my students to use food efficiently and create a sound body and sound mind
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About Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga can be practised by just about anyone and is based on slow, long held poses, tailored to meet individual's needs. The student is placed in comfortable and supported poses and helped to focus on their breathing. Relaxing into a posture where there is no strain (although the muscles do stretch) helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which brings deep relaxation and has tremendous mental, physical, and emotional benefit. This can be practised instead of, or after practising more active postures. It is the most marvellous technique and will be of great benefit not only to anyone who is living with, or recovering from an illness or injury, but also if you just lead a busy, stressful life, and need some nurturing “me time” to keep you healthy and active.
Why Practice Yoga?
"Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness, Yoga shows the way."
Swami Vishnudevananda (founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams.)
The ancient art of Yoga has been around for thousands of years and now more than ever we are in need of peace, relaxation and a reconnection of our spirit with nature and the universe.
Substantial research has been conducted and concluded by many medical doctors that yoga has a beneficial impact on the mind, body and spirit with it's use of postures and positions, the breathing and the practice of meditation. According to medical scientists, yoga therapy is successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine systems which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body. Yoga benefits many of these health problems including:
- Bronchitis and Emphysema
- High Blood Pressure
- Pain Management
- Back Pain
- Self Awareness
- Mental Performance
- Mood Change And Vitality
- About Triyoga
- About Resorative Yoga
- Read more on restorative poses but please bear in mind that working with a teacher is preferable to ensure safety and to gain maximum benefit.
- In 2013 I went to a Yoga and Happiness retreat run by Fiona Agombar at Claridge House. I did some training previously with Fiona on Yoga for M.E. and was delighted to be inspired once more by her. We had a really supportive group, fantastic food,and a very nurturing atmosphere. I thoroughly recommend both Fiona and Claridge House. On Fiona's website is a summary of what we focused on during her course, which I also recommend reading.