Yoga is a wonderful holistic practice. The yoga classes will guide you in postures and principles of Iyengar Yoga where instruction will focus on safe alignment, stability and steadiness in your practice and breath awareness.
We will use yoga props to assist you in your practice and to help make adjustments to suit individual needs. Each class finishes with a guided then silent relaxation. “Regular practice of yoga can help you face the turmoils of life with steadiness and stability.”
Iyengar yoga is a physical class designed to help develop strength, balance and flexibility to your body mind and spirit. It is recommended that you practice on an empty stomach as your energy levels will be higher and your digestion will not be in the way whilst going into different poses.
Please wear comfy sporty clothing.
I happened upon Iyengar yoga in the 90’s in Sydney, Australia and was instantly hooked. Working back to back in PR and hospitality it provided essential grounding and ‘me time’. Yoga helped me restore energy and vitality, strengthening my body, sharpening my focus and concentration, steadying my emotions and helping me set my life into perspective (mostly better balance!)
When I returned to England, post Asia, post birthing I attended classes in West Sussex with Senior teacher Cathy Rogers Evans. I was soon immersed in Iyengar yoga and within months I had met BKS Iyengar in London, began to attend workshops, conventions and events with Senior teachers from across the world, studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India where I attended classes with both Geeta (Iyengar’s daughter) and Prashant (Iyengar’s son) and senior institute teachers. Dedicating myself to yogasana practice was instinctive and my journey lead me to train with advanced level teacher Jayne Orton at the Institute of Iyengar Yoga Birmingham where I gained my level 1 & 2 teaching certificate in 2004.
I continue my practice in Bristol and like all certified Iyengar teachers attend annual professional development days where we are encouraged to challenge ourselves more fully so as to guide our students correctly in their yoga practice. More recently I have returned to study with the Iyengars in Pune and immerse myself in the culture of yoga that is India. I firmly believe that the quality of my teaching is dependant upon my continued study and practice with the Iyengar family and senior teachers.
If you are a complete beginner there is a specifically sequenced introductory course than runs throughout the year which is an ideal place to start your yoga journey. I also run general Level I and II classes of mixed abilities and Pop up holiday extended practice for all to attend.