I've been practising yoga for nearly 18 years and, in June 2007, after four years of study, I qualified as a teacher with The British Wheel of Yoga. Learning never ends so I continue to study with prominent teacher trainers - completing a 12 month course in anatomy and structural integration in yoga with teacher-trainer Gary Carter (whose work is inspired by the distinctive approach of Italian teacher, Vanda Scaravelli). An eight week mindfulness course at the University of Oxford, a Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage and, in 2019, a foundation certificate in Yoga Therapy have brought new dimensions to my practice and my classes.
YogaHenley classes are for every body. They are a chance to exercise body and mind - to take time to look after yourself. Most classes are drop-in - no booking required. £10/class or £80 for a block of 10. Use within two terms. First class free for new students.
HATHA YOGA - OPEN CLASS
For students who like their practice steady and relaxed. Class includes warm up, asana (posture) practice, pranayama (breath work) and relaxation. Short Vinyasa sequences. Suitable for beginners.
9.30-11am, Henley YMCA, Watermans Rd. Drop-in £10
7.45 - 8.45pm, YogaCentralPlus, Marketplace. Drop-in £10
HATHA VINYASA YOGA
Challenging and energising, postures flow from one to another guided by focussed, steady breath. Feel how gravity affects the body and how to use it to move freely and economically.
9.30 - 10.45am, Henley YMCA, Watermans Rd. Drop-in £10. (At least one year's yoga experience recommended but curiosity and an open mind are more important.)
Gentle and deeply relaxing. This class includes gentle movement, breathwork and supported postures for relaxation - allowing deep release in body and mind. This style of yoga addresses mental & physical stress, fatigue and tension and is also suitable for people living with, or recovering from, illness or injury - check with your doctor before attending if this applies to you.
11.30-12.30am, Henley YMCA, Watermans Rd. Drop-in £10
Been meaning to try yoga but never quite managed it? Think yoga is for only bendy people/strong people/other people but would still like to give it try? Wondering if yoga would help your running, rowing, spinning, tennis - or just get you moving?
There are no dedicated beginners classes at the moment but you are welcome to try either of the Open Level classes on a Monday - just call or email in advance to let me know you're coming.
YOGA FOR SLEEP
Sleep deprivation and stress often go hand in hand. We may have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and then, because we didn't get enough sleep that makes us stressed the next day. By relieving tension in body and mind yoga can be an effective natural sleep remedy. Learn a series of postures, breath and relaxation techniques that can be help tackle restlessness and insomnia. No previous yoga experience needed.
Please email for course dates
Less back, neck and shoulder pain, better problem solving, less workplace conflict, more energy, improved teamwork. These are just some of the benefits of yoga at work - even short 30 minute lunchtime classes. All that's needed is some free floorspace in a quiet area and loose clothing.
If you would like to introduce yoga into your workplace please get in touch to discuss what might work best for your organisation.
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
If you would like to book private 1:1 or 1:2 yoga sessions in your own home please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
"Yoga is an effortless dance between breath and gravity"