Drop-in Yoga class
My drop-in yoga class takes place in Brighton & Hove, UK. It is suitable for all levels including mature yogis, beginners and returners, or simply those who like a gentler pace.
- Thursdays 6-7pm at the Ki Centre, Queen Square, Brighton (near Churchill Square) http://brightonkisociety.org.uk. This class offers the added attraction of soft crash mats underfoot – kind to knees!
A class pass costs £40 for 5 sessions (and you don’t have to use them up within any time frame). Alternatively, you can drop-in for £9.00.
Salt Space Pranyama and Nidra workshop
I offer a monthly Pranyama (yogic breathing techniques) and Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) workshop in the Salt Space in Hove. These classes are taught seated on chairs in the Salt Space http://www.saltspace.co.uk They are usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.00-9.00pm. Please contact me for details or book via the Salt Space. Only 7 spaces available per session.
Private 1-2-1 and small group yoga sessions
Yoga in your living room can be a surprisingly affordable option if 4 or 5 of you get together: £40 per hour for up to 4 people, then £10 per additional person. A travel charge will be added for classes outside of Brighton & Hove.
What are the classes like?
My classes are lighthearted, friendly and welcoming, perfect for beginners and intermediates of all ages, and for those looking to return to yoga after a break. The classes combine a mix of held poses in the Hatha tradition and gentle vinyasa flow yoga, focussing on building strength and flexibility. I use props such as blocks and belts to ensure that the classic poses are adaptable to suit all ages, sizes and shapes. Above all it’s fun and promotes health and wellbeing for both body and mind.
Where did you study?
I was awarded my 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification from http://vajrasatiyoga.co.uk which is grounded in Hatha and Iyengar Yoga. Vajrasati is not in itself a ‘style’ of yoga as such, but is based more on a shared philosophy and holistic approach. My classes encourage exploration, creativity and continued learning from self-study. My teaching style is calming and focused, giving attention to breath awareness and cultivation, and recognition of energy and inner state of being. Although I enjoy playfulness and creativity within movement, I am extremely interested in good posture and alignment, so that every movement is felt, recognised and understood. I am inspired by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as well as other yoga texts and mindfulness practice. I have also trained in yoga therapy for those with eating issues at http://themindedinstitute.com and http://www.eatbreathethrive.org.
As well as teaching group classes, I teach yoga for staff at 2 NHS hospitals and 1-2-1 sessions for private individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy and cancer.