Yoga at Jala Flow

Tomorrow will be my first class at Jala Flow –  Jala translates to water and the spirit of Jala runs through this beautiful studio, based just a moment’s walk from the beach, in the stunning South Devon Coastal Town of Sidmouth. I will be teaching a weekly Iyengar yoga class on Friday mornings from 11.15am to 12.30.

I am so looking forward to getting back to teaching after a break of nearly a month as well as looking forward to working with Louise and Tom who run the studio.

I will be starting more classes after Easter elsewhere in Sidmouth – with details to follow soon.

A Seasonal Stretch!

holly Between Christmas and New Year this will be the last yoga morning of 2015, so don’t miss it!

What a wonderful way to enjoy a chilly winter morning. A three hour practice is a great way to deepen your yoga experience. And don’t worry – three hours won’t be exhausting! The class is carefully paced, we start with pranayama then progress to asana practice with plenty of time for relaxing asanas at the end.

Put the date in your diary and come along and join us on:

Monday 28 December

From 10.00am to 1.00pm

Dance Studio in The Cut, Halesworth

Please contact me for more information

Sunday morning with chairs

Eyal Shifroni A Chair for YogaEnhancing our yoga practice with chairs was the theme of our extended practice on Sunday and it’s amazing what a good teacher the chair is!

Using the chairs we worked to improve and maintain the correct alignment in various standing poses – the chairs also helped us to explore the asanas in more depth.

Eyal Shifroni’s  book A Chair for Yoga has a wealth of information in how to use this prop.  Do take a look!

No Classes… but don’t miss the yoga morning!

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Wednesday 2 Septmeber

Wednesday 9 September

Thursday 10 Setember

Friday 11 September

However, this doesn’t mean there is no yoga at all. Quite the opposite!

There is an extended, three hour, practice on Sunday 6 Septmeber

so don’t miss the Yoga Morning  from 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Cut in Halesworth

The block of classes following this starts on Wednesday 16 September and runs for five weeks.

A yoga date for your diary!

shouderstandSunday 6 September

10.00am to 1.00pm

Dance Studio, The Cut, Halesworth.

Three hours to immerse yourself in an extended yoga practice – what a treat!

We will start with pranayama before moving into the asana practice.

Come along and join in, everyone is welcome – if you have not been to my classes before please contact me before coming. The cost for the morning is £25.00

Here is the map to get to The Cut

International Yoga Day Celebrations

Celebrations around the world mark the first International Yoga Day and, coinciding with this first international event, the Iyengar Yoga Convention is taking place in Exeter this weekend – great timing!

Take a look at how the celebrations in India are being reported on the BBC news – wouldn’t it be great if Western leaders followed Prime Minister Modi’s lead?

Today being the summer solstice it’s a great opportunity to practise Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This sequence of eight poses is traditionally performed every morning, facing the sun, to greet the new day.surya-namaskar-logo

  1. Start in Tadasana.
  2. Inhale and stretch your arms into Urdhva Hastasana.
  3. Exhale extend forwards into Uttanasana.
  4. Inhale and extend into Ardha Uttanasana with the fingertips on the floor.
  5. Exhale and step your feet back.
  6. Lower into Chaturanga Dandasana.
  7. Inhale and extend forward into Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.
  8. Exhale and  come into Adho Mukha Svanasana.
  9. Inhale and step your feet forward to Ardha Uttanasana.
  10. Exhale back to Uttanasana.
  11. Inhale and come into Urdhva Hastasana.
  12. Exhale and return to Tadasana.

What to expect

DSC_7323One of the beauties of coming to an Iyengar Yoga class is that the method of teaching postures is the same worldwide. So, as an Iyengar student you can go to any teacher and fit in to the class immediately!

If you join one of the classes I teach, what can you expect?

The class will start with a few moments of quiet to settle, become still and encourage a focused, concentrated state of mind.

We will then move into simple postures to warm up and mobilise the body.  Standing postures are an important part of the class, it is through the standing poses you will learn how to adjust and align the body correctly.

Each class I teach will have a particular focus. It could be more standing poses, back bends, forward bends or twists,  whatever the focus – you will get plenty of stretching!

You will then spend time doing quietening and recuperative poses before the final pose Savasana – 10 to 15 minutes of deep relaxation.DSC_7315

By the end of the class you will have had the opportunity to stretch deeply and to rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. With regular guided practice the effects are a general feeling of physical health and psychological and mental well-being.

My next block of classes starts on Wednesday 24 June and runs for six weeks. If you would like any more details please have a look at the class details or contact me here