Live Your Yoga

Live Your Yoga

The whole point of yoga is to help us to live our lives better:

to move more freely

to feel more energy

to have more resilience

to feel more consciously

to love more deeply.

Would you like to bring more of your yoga practice into your life,
and more of your life into your yoga practice?

Welcome to Live Your Yoga - yoga workshops
focusing on important life themes, such as:

Opening the heart – how to nurture and care for yourself and be more open to others. 

Embodiment – how to be less in your head and more in your body.

Self-care – how to be more aware of your body’s needs and how to meet them.

Balance – how to feel more centred and grounded in your everyday life.

Resilience – how to find the energy when you are overwhelmed, hurt or exhausted.

In Live Your Yoga, we bring our questions about ourselves
and our obstacles in life to the mat and
use our practice to help us uncover:

what the connection between mind and body and breath can teach us

what yoga strategies we can use to release and shift stuck energy

how to nurture and build our power through movement and energy practices.

Gaining wisdom from our practice and
bringing it into our everyday lives and relationships,
creating self-awareness, contentment and the ability to flow in the world.

More about me

I have been practising yoga for 35 years and teaching since 2004. My early training was with the British Wheel of Yoga and Dru Yoga, and later with Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi.

My approach to yoga is simple: ‘Listen to your body’, ‘Feel good’ and ‘Have fun’. My classes help guide you, through a process of self-enquiry, towards a compassionate understanding of your own body and heart. 

For me, yoga is part of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which empowers us to take charge of our own lives, in order to maintain peace, balance and good health. I’ve learned so much through my yoga practice and I hope to be able to assist you in bringing your life experience to the mat, and taking the wisdom you gain on the mat into your life. 

These are some of the flavours of the yoga I practise and teach:

awareness of the whole body – muscles, bones, organs, skin, the fluids moving through the body – integrating all these systems towards effortless strength, alignment and comfort

focus on the feelings in body and mind, being in the present, creating a state of inner stillness, balance and peace

release holding, tension, fear, judgement, doing, purposeless activity – and replacing with relaxing, softening, breathing, letting go, undoing, being

fluidity and flow: moving with the breath, flowing sequences 

compassion for where we are, understanding and loving the body we have, rather than longing for a more ‘perfect’ one

fun, lightness, playfulness, opening our hearts, being silly, exploring, wondering, rejoicing, loving.

Live Your Yoga 

Workshop Schedule 

2021


The Power in the Belly

Pre-recorded 2-hour video available for purchase

Connecting to and moving from the belly for grace and alignment in our practice and confidence, balance and strength in our lives

In the West, we are taught to believe the centre of our being is in our head, in our brains. But, in many other cultures, it is believed to be located in the belly. Whatever size your belly, it is a powerhouse of energy for you to access! This workshop focuses on locating our energetic centre in the belly and using this awareness to create stability and lightness in our movements. 

Join me for practices to help develop your grounding, equilibrium and balance, assist in your yoga alignment, create core strength, nourish the organs, improve digestion and help you to feel more emotionally balanced.

If you are a teacher, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the concept of connecting to and moving from the belly, help you embody this integrated way of moving for your students, and suggest possible teaching strategies you can use. 

 

This is a pre-recorded workshop, first recorded in June 2021.

Pay-what-you-can scale available. 

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Clearing the Covid Cloud

Release date to be confirmed

 

Yoga, energy balancing and mindfulness practices for recovery

I had zero energy, I could barely drag myself from the bed to the couch.

I was achy, exhausted, nauseous, weak.

I felt like a big, black cloud had engulfed me, sucking away all my energy.

It felt as if every system in my body was slowly shutting down.

 

Gentle but profound yoga, energy balancing and mindfulness practices to restore energy during and after Covid-19.

I contracted Covid in April 2021 and intuitively turned to my years of yoga practice to help myself through the period of illness and recovery.

This course explores what happens to the body and mind during Covid and how yoga therapy can help to restore energy and assist healing.

The gentle, graded program can be used during Covid infection, and to help manage the fatigue sometimes associated with the post-Covid recovery period.  

This course will also assist teachers looking for guidance on how to meet the needs of students with Covid, Long Covid, chronic fatigue or other post-viral fatigue.  

 

I want to make these workshops accessible to everyone, so offering a ‘Pay What You Can’ scale. 

Click on the REGISTER HERE button for more information. 

If you are experiencing hardship and the lowest rate is beyond your means, please click here to get in touch.

Cradled between Earth and Sky

Saturday 6 November 2021

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (PDT)

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Recording available if you can’t make the live session. 

 

Balance is not found, but created. Improve your balancing skills to help manage emotions, calm the nervous system and feel more balanced in your everyday life.

Yoga can be a powerful tool to help calm the mind and balance the emotions.

As no two people are alike, the most important skill we can learn is the ability to ‘enquire within’ – to listen to our own unique needs on a day-to-day basis and to respond with honesty, kindness and compassion.  

Our yoga practice offers us a sanctuary of peace and stillness, where we can begin to draw our awareness within. As we learn to do this, it becomes easier for us to sense where there is imbalance, and also to feel into what is the most natural and nourishing way to help restore balance.  

Join me on the mat to explore how yoga can help us develop our skills of physical balancing, which helps us off the mat to manage emotions, calm the nervous system and feel more balanced in our everyday lives. 

If you are a teacher, this workshop will deepen your personal understanding, as well as offering possible teaching strategies you can use with your students.

I want to make these workshops accessible to everyone, so offering a ‘Pay What You Can’ scale. 

Click on the REGISTER HERE button for more information. 

If you are experiencing hardship and the lowest rate is beyond your means, please click here to get in touch.