Having decided to take a small step back from teaching, from June 2018, I will only be teaching one public drop in class. This will be held on:
Tuesdays 9.30-10.45 at The Wellbeing Studios, St Agnes, TR5 0TL.
The class is suitable for those with previous yoga experience or with a good level of fitness. I teach in a style called “Anusara.”
The classes I teach are dynamic, poses are weaved using the breath in a vinyasa style. There is a strong emphasis alignment, with one pose educating the next so that students can begin to move more deeply into their poses and their practice. I also honour everyone’s’ uniqueness including any physical limitations. Under pinning my teaching is a love of philosophy and a deep belief that we are all deeply connected to one another. I believe that our yoga practice can help to be more connected to ourselves and to one another.
Anusara yoga was founded by John Friend in 1997. It was built upon years of study by John with many different teachers, particularly within the Iyengar tradition. The physical poses are taught using alignment cues, often descried as “loops” or “spirals” of energy, designed to bring the body to a pain free harmonious alignment in which energy can move more freely.
These alignment details are important to build a strong and steady base from which to practice. However for me, as a practitioner of Anusara yoga, what sets it apart is that although there is a strong emphasis on alignment, the poses go far beyond the physical. In Anusara yoga, the attitude of the pose, the way the student is expressing what they are feeling is more important than the alignment.