WEEKLY YOGA CLASSES IN PUTNEY
Yoga classes run twice a week in a beautifully spacious and light filled room above Putney Pantry at St Mary's Church - come and join on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm to unwind after work, and Saturday mornings at 9am to start your weekend feeling revived.
Both classes are vinyasa flow style - Tuesdays class is a little slower and mindful with some longer yin style asana’s followed by deep relaxation and Saturday mornings class is designed to invigorate and uplift both mind and body so you'll start your weekend with a renewed sense of vitality.
* Please note that Saturday classes will begin again on 7th September.
BOOK YOUR CLASS
After the Saturday class we go for brunch together at the Putney Pantry, this is optional and you're free to come along if you feel like it. It's a great way to start the weekend with a lovely group of like minded people.
All classes are £10, you can book in advance below or pay on the day. I offer class passes for those wishing to attend on a regular basis. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
yin yoga & Ayurveda
I have a 100hr Yin Yoga & Ayurveda qualification with the Yoga People, which I gained in India in 2017.
Yin Yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want. Remember the principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.
Having a 200hr Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga qualification with Yoga London, this is my primary teaching style. My classes are generally slow flowing designed to build core strength and increase flexibility with lots of options for all levels. The idea is is to create a mindful movement practice that increases your sense of connection with the body and breath to focus the mind.
Vinyasa means “movement linked with breath.” Postures are strung together in a short or longer flow.
This style of yoga is often quite dynamic, which requires the mind to stay focused in the present. Focusing keeps you from drifting off and helps you to be present in your body rather than stuck in your head.
in 2018 I completed a 200hr accredited integrating mindfulness & compassion in professional practice teacher training course with Yoga Campus which also qualifies me to be registered with the counselling and psychotherapy central awarding body .
Mindfulness is a simple and very powerful practice of training our attention. It’s simple in that it’s really just about paying attention to what’s happening here and now (i.e. sensations, thoughts, and emotions) in a non-judgmental way. It’s powerful because it can interrupt the habit of getting lost in thoughts, mostly about the future or past, which often generates more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life.
I began my yoga journey when I was about 18 and suffering with anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. Not really knowing how best to manage what felt quite scary at the time I tried all sorts of alternative therapies, changed my diet and lifestyle in a desperate atempt to feel myself again. It took a while but I finally discovered an amazing yoga therapist who also ran a weekly class in Cambridge. I remember leaving the classes feeling grounded yet lighter and happier and to this day I still feel the amazing benefits of yoga and the positive impact that it’s had on my body and mind.
As a result of my personal experience and still having a busy mind to this day my yoga classes are designed to gently bring you back to your body, linking your breath to each movement as we flow through the class and gently settling back into the present moment.
All levels are welcome with options given to suit all. During the classes we will work on building core strength, increase flexibility and most importantly (in my opinion) induce a stronger sense of feeling grounded.
Please contact me if you have any questions.