In the Moment
"Yoga is an effortless dance between breath and gravity" Vanda Scaravelli
Update: In-person classes resume 17th May. Details coming soon. Please sign up to my mailing list for updates.
YogaHenley classes are for every body. A chance to focus on body and mind - to take time to look after yourself. At the moment advance booking is required for all classes & courses whether face to face or online. £10/class or £80 for a 10 class pass to use within six months. Face to face 5 week courses - £40. Recordings of online classes available - practice at a time to suit you.
HATHA YOGA FOR
For students who like their practice steady and relaxed. Class includes warm up, asana (posture) practice, pranayama (breath work) and relaxation. Short Vinyasa sequences.
(Open level - suitable for beginners)
(Class recording available for same fee - please email to request it)
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 - 10.30am
(Not suitable for complete beginners)
(IN-PERSON course at Henley YMCA currently suspended due to COVID restrictions)
50:50 MOVEMENT & RELAXATION
Using somatic movement, restorative yoga asana, breathwork and relaxation techniques to promote deep release in both 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.
6.30 - 7.30pm, ONLINE
Class recording available for same fee. Please email to request it.
(IN-PERSON 11.30-12.30am, Henley YMCA, five week course currently suspended due to coronavirus restrictions)
OTHER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
YOGA FOR SLEEP
A short course
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 20 or 30 minute lunchtime classes. All that's needed is some free floorspace in a quiet area (or a Zoom account) and loose clothing.
If you would like to introduce yoga into your workplace - face to face or on Zoom - please get in touch to discuss what might work best for your organisation.
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.
"I hoped to gain overall flexibility. But you have actually helped me far more than that. I am very pleased with my improvement in flexibility over the past two years, and I've suffered fewer niggling injuries
from my usual sporting activities "