With families, friends and work colleagues being separated, I have been asked to run private classes for small groups. This gives time for you to come together and share a guided space, improving your mobility and head space. You don’t need to be an experienced yogi but a curiosity for yoga is recommended.
Yoga is exercise but this tradition focuses on the breath and bringing awareness to what your body needs rather than what your head wants. It can be an effective practice to support gym, sport or rehabilitation exercise but the biggest bonus is clarity of mind with huge well-being and mental health benefits.
If this is of interest, here’s my suggested format for an online private group class (via zoom). I am open to other ways of working but I know this format tends to work for most people:
All classes will include asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing practice), ending with a moment of reflection. The practices are breath led; the teachings follow the work of Krishnamacharya and his son Desikachar, sometimes referred to as viniyoga
The breath develops over time. The smoother and longer the breath, the deeper the practice. The first lessons will be an introduction to the basics of the tradition. There is not a perfect physical form. Everyone is individual and there is always a variation or modification to enable you to access a posture.
Generally, I work in terms of six weeks, staying with more or less the same practice so you can become familiar with the shapes and feel your breath develop. I write practices in line with the time of year, eg, winter – forward bends favouring the exhale and stillness; summer – backbends and opening postures favouring the inhale to stimulate
If it’s a one-off class we can find a time to suit you during the week. If it’s a weekly class, we will agree a set time to allow for consistency. I work Mondays to Fridays.
The cost depends on the length of the class (minimum of 4 people per class):
I think that’s enough to start with. Let me know what you think, if you have any ideas or questions you would like to ask: Contact