Due to the pandemic all classes are now online.
Hatha Yoga: regular classes in Portswood and Shirley Warren, Southampton: postural work, breath work, relaxation and meditation
I trained to teach Yoga Nidra, a technique for deep relaxation inspired by Swami Satyananda; and with Julie Friederberger to teach people living with cancer.
I teach restorative Yoga one-to-one and to small classes in Highfield. I also take on small regular groups there (2 or 3 people) and teach them according to their needs and ability.
I organise workshops on various topics. In the Summer Term, I have three 2 hours workshops planned in Portswood: Meditation, pranayama (level 1 and 2) and Basic principles of Ayurveda. Phone or email for more details.
I regularly update my training by attending further training sessions and workshop, as required by my organisation the British Wheel of Yoga.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have originally trained with the Yoga Training Centre in London (YTC), after an initial Foundation Course with Wendy Harding in Poole in 2011, I completed the full 500 hours of the British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Level 4 Certificate (BWYQ),which includes modules on philosophy and meditation, in 2014. More recently I also trained with the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans France; and I did the advanced course in March/April last year, in the Himalayas.
My classes are integrative of the whole spectrum of Yoga, including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practice), relaxation and meditation. All classes have an underlying philosophical theme, which is the essence of Yoga.
I am also teaching less mobile people, whether this might be due to age or illnesses. I taught a session fortnightly with the Wessex Cancer trust in Cosham for 4 years and I am now teaching in a care home twice monthly. The sessions are paced to people ability and the emphasis is more on breathing techniques and relaxation. In Highfield, I teach smaller groups of people (2 to 4) privately, and I am also available for one to one (£30 per session, assessment is free). Drop-in sessions are only available in the regular classes.
The British Wheel of Yoga
The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is a governing body for yoga teachers in the UK which works to accredit other organisations' teacher training programmes as well as listing qualified practitioners on their directory.
The association have their own code of ethics and complaints procedure and all BWY teachers (including students) in the UK and Ireland are covered by Personal Accident, Civil Liability and Instructor Indemnity Insurance.
Other available therapies
Breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, meditation techniques, teaching Yoga to people living with cancer
- Online Hatha Yoga: £8 for a single session (1 hour); £35 for 5 sessions
- Online meditation: £4 or £18 for 5 sessions (30 minutes)
- Concession: £45 for a series of 5 sessions, £80 for 2 series (10 sessions)
- Drop-in: £12 per single session, drop-in
- One-to-one, one hour session: £30
- For 2 or 3 people the fees are £50 each for 5 sessions. Drop-in is not available.
- These sessions are recommended for people with specific health issues (back/joints problems, people living with cancer, clinical depression). These sessions run in series of 5 sessions.
Please contact me by email or phone and I will send you an Health questionnaire to fill in. You willl be then able to book your sessions according to your availability. A session or a group of sessions are bookable in advance. You will be booked in on receipt of your payment.It is essential to provide an email address, so I can send you a link to join the class online.
For private sessions you may want to have an assessment session (free of charge: 30 minutes), which would help me to develop a programme adapted to your needs.