I am a fully qualified and insured yoga teacher. I offer group yoga classes and individual tuition to men and women of all ages and abilities, in and around Stroud, and Gloucestershire. I teach in a way which is clear, safe and accessible.
Mindfulness Yoga as I teach it, is different from many traditional yoga practices in that though there is attention to detail and alignment there is less of a focus on the exact posture achieved and more focus on body/mind awareness. I see the practice of yoga as a means to develop greater compassion and self-acceptance.
Yoga is essentially an awareness practice, rather than merely a series of stretching movements, the aim of which is to still and center the mind, which takes us out of our heads and into our bodies in preparation for the practice of meditation.
With regular practice we learn to listen and explore the body-mind, which can lead us to develop a more harmonious relationship to ourselves and the surrounding world. A strong healthy body, and a calm, clear and compassionate mind enable us to live and enjoy life to it's full potential.
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally". Jon Kabat-Zinn