My training is Ashtanga based, with my lineage tracing back to Krishnamacharya, as my teacher Lalit trained under K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. My personal practice follows the Primary and Intermediate Ashtanga Series but I use modifications and adjustments based on the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar, which makes my classes very inclusive and suitable for all ages and abilities.
The classes start off with a short focus on our breath where I guide you through a brief but very beneficial Pranayama (breath work) practice. From seated we slowly warm up our bodies to standing then go through a dynamic flow of Sun Saluations A & B. From here I lead the class through a selection of the Primary Series asanas (postures) with a focus in mind, for example hip openers or spinal twists. Each asana is held for 2-5 breaths and can be modified to make each asana more accessible to you. I can also provide physical adjustments for better alignment of your body, where appropriate. The practice concludes with everyone’s favourite, Shavasana (relaxation). This is a vital opportunity to assimilate all the physical benefits of the practice and allow yourself 5-10 mins of complete relaxation. I gently bring you out of relaxation and we complete our practice by joining together to chant/ sing “Om Shanti, shanti, shanti” then “Namaste” (the divine in me acknowledges the divine in you, a.k.a. “I’m awesome, you’re awesome”). This is followed by complimentary tea and chat.
I run community classes for all levels and experience, from complete yoga newbies to seasoned souls.
1) Half termly block bookings – Exe View Shala:
I have a custom built yoga shala in my house in Lympstone that comfortably accommodates 4 students. Please contact me to book in advance.
Mondays 7:45-9pm, £9
Wednesdays 7:45-9pm, £9
Thursdays 9:45-10;45am, £8
2) Private Bookings – Exe View Shala:
For a personalised class designed specifically for you and/or friend/ family member.
Please contact me to arrange time to fit you (9:30-3pm weekdays, term time only).
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