I offer group yoga classes and individual tuition to men and women of all ages and abilities, in and around the Stroud, and Gloucestershire. I teach in a way which is clear, safe and accessible. Beyond the physiological benefits of yoga, I see the practice of yoga as a means to developing greater compassion and and self-acceptance.
I teach classical hatha (Iyengar certificated) yoga within a context of Buddhist mindfulness rather than Hindu texts and philosophy. My yoga practice is continually informed by mindfulness meditation. 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