A private yoga class allows you to progress at your own pace while being guided on your yoga path with great precision.
It gives you the confidence to attend a yoga class, or develop the discipline, commitment and wisdom necessary to do your own practice.
Private classes are suited to individual needs and offer a variety of yoga styles – Astanga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Restorative Yoga. All classes teach BKS Iyengar methodology. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is taught in the Mysore style of the late guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. You will learn the traditional sequence of poses in the Primary Series, the use of breath/bandhas (internal locks) / drishti (gazing points), as well as the proper breath (vinyasa) count in the series.
Beginning with Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), your practice will gradually develop as the body develops strength and flexibility, the mind becomes focused and more stable, and the breath remains synchronised to the vinyasa throughout the practice.
As you progress through the series, difficult asanas are encountered, bringing you directly in contact with your physical/mental limitations.
Different methodologies and techniques are taught to transform the body/mind until, suddenly, the pose becomes your friend and is attainable. Yoga is about the journey and not the goal.
Basic pranayama and mediation techniques are also taught, as well as Restorative Yoga to help reduce stress and anxiety, and begin an inward journey with understanding of the philosophy behind yogic practice.
If you’re interested in learning Astanga, I practiced this method for 12 years and studied in-depth the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate Series adjustments. You will benefit from my ‘adjustments’ that help to bring the body into alignment, shift the mind out of fear, release hardness and soften the body, and gently take you deeper into the posture. The transformative nature of the practice helps you move out of pain, or discomfort, and find stability and ease in each pose – and consequently in your life.
I will tailor a yoga class for your own needs whether you are exhausted and need a restorative class, want to refine more challenging poses, or learn a Vinyasa Flow sequence. The focus is always breath and good alignment with an awareness of what is happening in the mind.
I’ve taught privately in London since 2002 and some of my students have studied with me for the past 14 years. I’m qualified as a Senior Yoga Teacher with both the Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
I offer private tuition for individuals, couples, friends, or any group up to 4 people.
Private classes are 90 minutes and cost approximately £100. Price is negotiable for those with financial difficulties.
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