Since qualifying with The British Wheel of Yoga, I have completed several training courses which have expanded my teaching abilities. Yoga for Core Strength with Paul Fox, Journey towards arm balancing with Zoe Knott and Cranio-Sacral Rhythms with Gary Carter to name but a few. They have all helped me on my own journey through Yoga and the more I learn, the more I realise that I have to learn. I love working with people and if I can help you on your journey to be pain and stress free, then to me that is my greatest joy. I will work with you on a one to one basis within a private class or within a group setting. Below is a short note on the areas I specialise in.
Yoga for Pain caused by Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Stress, fear, anxiety- if we start counting all those instances in life when we experienced these emotions, we may lose count. A little bit of stress, fear and anxiety is normal. The problem begins when these feelings become persistent and so intimidating that they begin to interfere with our everyday life and can often present with a physical element, such as aches and pain in tense muscles. Then it becomes a disorder, which needs to be treated. This is where yoga can help. This may take the form of a simple breath practice, learning to breathe correctly or may be a full physical practice, targeting problem areas. However I work with an individual, we together develop a plan of action to move them towards their goal.
Yoga for back, neck and shoulder pain
One of the most common forms of suffering that arises from modern culture is back pain, which left untreated can develop into a chronic condition. Also as I discovered back, neck and shoulder pain can present itself as a symptom of stress and anxiety. A regular yoga practice can unlock a tight aching back and resolve chronic pain relatively quickly, usually a short series of simple poses which, when practiced correctly can lead to increased strength and mobility throughout the whole spine. As we are all individuals back pain varies dramatically from person to person, meaning the type of practice needed varies too. I have worked with many students who have wanted and gained relief from pain in all these areas.
Yoga for Core Strength
Building core strength will help bring balance to the front and back of your body, allowing the muscles in your pelvis, lower back and hips to work in harmony. There are five different components of core stability: strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control and function, often we are stronger in some areas than others which can lead to imbalance. Back pain is a common side effect of a weak core, improving core stability protects the spine and surrounding musculature. Yoga for Core Strength helps the body to become balanced once more, using slow practices combined with breath work. This results in a practice that addresses the components of core stability, within an almost meditative environment, meaning that both the body and the mind receive the benefit.