Do you play another sport and are looking for a practice to help you increase your general mobility, flexibility and range of motion? My Athletic Mobility classes are for professional sports players, weekend warriors, gym bunnies and sports-hobbiests alike. We will work on well-known troublesome areas of limited mobility, aiming to create a more equally balanced body. The ability to control and manage your breathe is a cornerstone of this class – movement all starts and ends with the breathe. A perfect companion practice to your sporting loves.
I teach playful and challenging Vinyasa classes based on the system of Ashtanga Yoga but incorporating my love of dance and free movement. Classes will vary in routine, link movements with breath, challenge you enough to break a sweat but also retain a lightness that encourages you to be playful, creating a space that allows you to be curious about what your body is capable of. A place for you to simultaneously challenge yourself and let go of your attachments to outcome.
Yin Yoga is a slow pace of yoga where postures are held for 2 – 10mins each. It is deeply restorative and targets your ligaments, tendons, joints and connective tissue through longer holds of postures. This practice is suitable for all ages and abilities and is complimentary to more Yang practices such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, as well as targeting the stresses that everyday life places on our bodies. Perfect for anyone with mobility issues, this class is restorative, deliciously self-indulgent and the best way to de-stress.
This class is a led Ashtanga class, exploring the principles of the Ashtanga Primary Series. We will move through the series together, learning the asanas and the sequencing, and everything else that comes along with it such as bandhas (body locks), breathe work and dristi (gazing points). A great class if you are relatively new or just starting out on your Ashtanga journey. However, this class is not advised if you are completely new to yoga. Ashtanga is known for being physically demanding, but there will always be modifications given for varying body types.
The traditional set sequence that challenges the body, and rewards you with space between the ears (and an afterglow to beat all afterglows). An excellent way to monitor progress, monitor the current state of your body and then to let go of all attachments to either. Although physically demanding, this traditionally challenging form of yoga need not be intimidating – in my classroom smiling is the most important asana of all.
Named after the town which the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois taught Ashtanga Yoga from 1930s-2009, Mysore is the traditional way to practice Ashtanga Yoga and develop your practice. It is a self-practice space, allowing you to practice for as long (or as short) as you want to, moving through the sequence at your own pace. I will be there to assist with alignment, questions, and helping you advance through the series. Prior experience of Ashtanga is preferable but not essential! I will be there to help you no matter how new or advanced you are in your practice. You may arrive any time during the given time slot but do try allow a minimum of 45 mins before the closing time to complete your practice.