I HAVE BEEN PRACTISING YOGA FOR OVER 10 YEARS, A JOUNEY WHICH HAS TAKEN ME ON PROGRESSIVELY INQUISITIVE PATHS TO DEVELOP AND GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND ANCIENT LIFESTYLE. DISCOVERING ASHTANGA WHEN TRAVELLING IN INDIA WITH MY FAMILY, CHANNELLED MY FOCUS AND BROUGHT MY PRACTICE INTO A DISCIPLINE THAT I COULD FULLY IMMERSE MYSELF IN, EVEN WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND A NOMADIC LIFESTYLE. THROUGH MY DEDICATED PRACTICE, I BEGAN TO DISCOVER CHANGES WITHIN MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BODIES, WHICH ALLOWED ME TO TRANSCEND INTO A HIGHER, HAPPIER, MORE BALANCED VERSION OF MYSELF. THROUGH PRACTICE, I BEGAN TO CULTIVATE AWARENESS, LOVE AND COMPASSION AND THIS INSPIRED ME TO SHARE MY GROWING KNOWLEDGE OF THIS ANCIENT TRADITION WITH OTHERS. I COMPLETED MY 200 HOUR TTC AT SAMPOORNA SCHOOL OF YOGA IN INDIA IN 2017, AND MY PERSONAL AND TEACHING PRACTICES STARTED TO DEVELOP MORE CREATIVELY, WITH GREATER REVERENCE AND WITH A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BODY'S ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIC CAPABILITIES.
I FELL IN LOVE, AND WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, MY SUN AND MY MOON. AS A FAMILY, WE TRY TO LIVE A VERY CONSCIOUS AND FREE LIFESTYLE, LIVING "OFF GRID" IN A TRAVELLING SHOWMAN'S WAGON, CHALLENGING SOCIETY'S MYTHOLOGIES REGARDING THE "CORRECT" WAY TO LIVE, AND ATTEMPTING TO OPEN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS TO A LESS RESTRICTIVE, AND MORE ETHICAL EXISTENCE.
INDIA IS WHERE WE CALL HOME FOR SOME MONTHS OVER THE WINTER, IMMERSING OURSELVES IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, NOURISHING OUR SOULS, AND SPENDING TIME OUT OF THE CRAZY PACE OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
MY EXPERIENCE OF PRACTICE HAS TAKEN ME DOWN DIFFERENT LINES OF ENQUIRY INTO DIFFERENT STYLES OF YOGA... WHILES'T I ENJOY TEACHING AND PRACTISING ASHTANGA INSPIRED VINYASA FLOW CLASSES, I HAVE ALSO STUDIED IN YIN YOGA (50 HOUR TTC SAMPOORNA YOGA INDIA) AND RESTORATIVE YOGA (YOGA LONDON), AND I AM DEEPLY INSPIRED BY TANTRA AND HATHA YOGA STYLES. PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION ARE THE NON-NEGOTIABLE'S OF MY DAILY PRACTICE.
I AM CURRENTLY STUDYING FOR MY ADVANCED 500 HOUR TTC WITH YOGA LONDON, WHERE I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE LEARNING FROM INSPIRING AND EXPERIENCED TEACHERS, COVERING A BROAD SPECTRUM OF TOPICS, ALL WITH DEEP ROOTS IN THE ANCIENT TRADITIONS OF YOGA.
LAST TWO WEEKS IN THE YURT!
See news and events for new block classes October-December
TUESDAY'S IN THE YURT:
Woolley Grange Hotel, Bradford on Avon
6.30-7.45pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
My dynamic flow classes take structure from my Ashtanga training and practice, with a constantly evolving flow, inspired my exploration into the body's range of movement and transition into different shapes. By focusing on synchronising breath and movement, we move with awareness through postures, designed to strengthen and open the body whilst focusing the mind, ready for some deep forward folds and our final resting pose in Savasana. By integrating pranayama into the practice, we work to rebalance the body's vital energy, leaving you feeling vibrant and stabilised. This class is accessible to all levels of yoga.
8.00-9.30pm Candlelight Restorative Yoga
In restorative yoga, we build ourselves a cosy nest with props and blankets in front of the log burner. The womb-like sanctuary of the yurt holds us in it's golden light as we work through a sequence of passive asana, supported fully by props, allowing the body to fully relax and let go. In doing this, we are able to bring the mind into a sense of tranquility and calm, slowing down the thoughts and bringing awareness onto the breath. Through this process we are able to access into deeper layers within the body, promoting healing both physically and mentally. This practice is complementary to any dynamic styles of yoga, and especially beneficial for those of us who are experiencing stressful or anxious periods in our lives.
Classes are £12 each drop in, or a 6 class pass is £60
If you would like to join both classes on a Tuesday evening I offer a discounted price of £18 for both classes.
News and Events
Balanced, Nourished and Strong
5 week block at WEST BARN, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LF
Tuesday evenings 19.00-21.00 4th November- 3rd December 2019
A 5 week block, focusing on balancing strengthening and nourishing the body through asana, pranayama and meditation, creating a vibrant and grounded body and mind for the winter months ahead. In our weekly 2 hour sessions, we will be exploring the body's amazing potential to build strength and flexibility through the first hour of dynamic flow, transitioning into some very beautiful and passive restorative relaxation poses, focusing on deep exhalations and soft and supported opening. This class is very accessible to all levels of ability, offering space for exploration to more experienced practitioners.
£75pp, phone Rebekah on 07713140111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Strength, Courage and Freedom.
6 week block at RISE, Whittox Lane, Frome BA11 3BY
Tuesday morning's, 9.30-11.00 29th October-3rd December 2019
Over the 6 week course, we will take a inquisitive exploration into the body, finding strength and resilience through challenging dynamic movement...Challenging our preconceptions regarding our limitations and courageously working to break down our barriers. Finding freedom through movement in our bodies and stillness in our minds.
These 6, 90 minute practices will include strong asana, flowing sequencing, integrated pranayama and a peaceful transition into passive stretching and relaxation.
£60 for 6 week block, call Rebekah on 07713140111, or email email@example.com
I will be leaving for India on 9th December this year and returning on 5th March. I will be posting some online classes while I am out there so keep in touch if your interested, I will be posting the link on my website and FB x