private yoga & self-care
(IN PERSON & ONLINE)
“Our yoga practice should be alive and adaptable to our needs as we go through the seasons of our lives.”
Do you need more specialised attention? Suffer from pain, tension and stress that cannot be helped by general or group classes?
1:1 yoga can be adapted to all bodies and abilities, helping to improve overall movement, both actively and passively. My classes are based on one fundamental knowledge: that every body is different and that real, live anatomy is variable and dependent on the individual. Not all postures are made equal and I can help you understand how to adapt for your body, to get the best possible results.
Working with me, we will explore individual needs and wants and look at your medical history to develop a plan specific for you.
BACK CARE SESSIONS
I am extremely passionate about back health. In my back care classes I incorporate different techniques from Hatha and Yin to meditation and Yoga Nidra, using props as needed to aid comfort as well as challenge and build mobility, strenght and support. I also include some Pilates techniques for the support of our core.
In back care classes we do not just stop at the lower back, but we pay attention to the whole length of the spine and the surrounding areas, including the ever to troubled ares of neck and shoulders as well as the hip area. Practically, all the areas that are involved in the support of healthy and pain free movement of our spine.
I know that back pain can be very debilitating as I personally suffer from scoliosis, which affects not only my back but also my neck and shoulders. So you can be sure that I will take the outmost care in planning the perfect class the works for you!
I will also develop a plan of self-care, yoga and (if desired) self-massage techniques that you can practise at home in between sessions.
Mine is a very down to earth approach to back care, I only use and suggest things that have worked over the years, no fuff!
As with anything, we need to check in with our GP before starting any new type of physical activity.
Chronic pain care
Chronic pain and tension causing stress and anxiety?
Maybe you suffer from a chronic illness, or an old injury is still bothering you on a daily basis. Yoga has many benefits in case of chronic pain.
I know some days feel like you might not want to get out of bed and I hear you, I sometimes feel the same. It is important to honour that and to rest when needed. This is why my private classes are tailored to you and they change each time according to how you feel. I will never force you to do any posture, rather we will work together incorporating different techniques, including breathwork, meditation, visualisation and massage. You can be sure to go at your own pace, be looked after and only practice exercises that are safe and gentle.
After a thorough assessment we will work together towards your goal.
Chronic pain sessions can include:
– Yin Yoga to target the deeper tissues and to slow down the nervous system
– Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques to feel freer and more mobile
– Breathwork to help with diaphragmatic breathing and to focus
– Visualisation to ease the mind off pain
– Yang postures to build muscular strength and support