By fusing your mobility practice with a mindfulness practice you increase the effectiveness of the movements while also giving your mind the recovery and restoration time it needs. This class gives you a chance to take time out from your busy week to check in to your body and tune in to what it needs physically. Moving mindfully and with awareness helps quieten the mental chatter and take some much-needed time-out of your head too!
This is a multi-disciplinary class that incorporates some typical yoga poses and flows, as well as some lesser-known yoga practices, such as Somatic Yoga, and also takes inspiration from other powerful movement and mobility systems.
We always start with a mind-body check in (often in Savasana), breath awareness and other simple but effective breathing techniques, and we always end with a deep relaxation in Savasana.
Our bodies are built to move, but much of our life and even sports happens in small ranges. It’s important we move our joints through their full ranges in order to keep that range – use it or lose it as they say! This class has you covered as I select from the best movement and mobility practices to craft each class.
Mobility is flexibility you can use. We work on creating usable ranges in our joints rather than just passively stretching. This involves active movements through full ranges, as well as stabilising and strengthening those ranges. Some mobility practices are more slow and controlled, taking influence from systems such as Kinstretch / Functional Range Conditioning, as well as resistance stretching and fascial stretching, others are more fluid and dynamic, influenced by practices such as Chi Kung.
The Egoscue method of postural alignment therapy offers often simple but very powerful and effective movements that help restore alignment to allow us to move optimally. These are weaved into each class (and will soon also be offered on a 1:1 basis to address your specific postural imbalances).
Somatics is a practice that effects change at the brain level – your brain is in charge of the tension in your body, so you can release tension almost instantly when you engage the brain effectively. Somatics releases chronic stress-based tension and enables you to rebalance and realign both physically and mentally. It’s a very powerful practice that creates freedom of movement as well as having a profound energetic effect, giving you a sense of freedom in your Soma (mind-body). There’s an emphasis on ‘interoception’ or the first person experience of being you that only you have, deepening awareness and focussing on the more subtle elements of movement which gives our brain a chance to ‘map’ these movements more effectively, creating a stronger foundation to increase strength and performance.
Each session is different, and the class evolves as I am continually learning and exploring.
This class is accessible to all bodies, no prior yoga experience required and there’s definitely no sense of competition or comparison with others. It’s a bit different from your usual yoga class, so if you’ve not done it before just come willing to learn and experience something new!
If you have any questions please do get in touch, and I hope to see you in a class soon!
Classes are £12 drop in, or you can use a flexible 5 or 10 class pass to reduce the cost and also get priority access to the class (as we only have space for 8 people in each session).
1:1 Private Sessions are also available. £50 for an hour (£30 each for a shared private session), £45 for a regular weekly booking, £75 for a regular booking of 2 sessions each week. Longer sessions and bespoke personal programme options are also available, contact me to discuss!
Class Booking (please contact me directly for Private Coaching sessions).