Yoga is more than making shapes. The postures are just one way of working towards the aim of 'settling the mind into silence'. However, along the way in yoga people notice an an increase inflexibility and strength and a welcome moment of calm in these busy stressful times.
At Mark Jarman Yoga we practice a method of yoga that involves a progressively demanding and flowing sequence of postures synchronised to uplifting music. A process that will produce a strong internalheat, ultimately leading to a detoxification of the body. The result is improved circulation, a light, strong, flexible body, and a calm mind.
I trained with the International Yoga Teaching Organisation of FRYOG (Yoga Alliance registered and part of the Independent Yoga Network). I am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga. In addition I havea CertEd Teacher Training. I am a listed teacher on Yoga UK. I have broad experience in teaching yoga and the natural therapies since 1986 in Adult and Further Education, schools and commercial companies.
I first got into yoga when a friend took me along to a class she went to. I was absolutely amazed by the lesson; I had been doing Pilates, but this felt so different. I felt like my body wasconnected, yet somehow released. It felt odd, and strange, but also really good! I got hooked on yoga because it makes me feel great - mentally and physically.
I like to think that I am a warm friendly and approachable kind of person. So that's exactly the type of Yoga class that I like to teach. Whatever your fitness level whether you've been doing yoga foryears or are just starting out as a complete Yoga Beginner then why not try one of my classes. I offer Yoga classes and private One-2-One lessons in Farnham, Crondall, Greywell and the surrounding areas. Corporate events also available. You are never to old or young for Yoga.
I attended my first yoga class in the mid 1980's whilst in my early teens. Initially the physical practise drew me in, and I loved finding my physical limits of strength and flexibility. In my early20's I had the opportunity to practise in India, and for 6 weeks practised intensively with a student of the late BKS Iyengar. Here I learned to respect the physical body, find the body's natural alignment and limits.
Kathryn started learning about yoga in more depth at ‘Guildford School of Acting' where she was training to become an actress. As an actress, she found yoga helped her stay focused and calm inher mind in an extremely volatile profession. She soon noticed the benefits yoga was bringing her in all aspects of her life, she found she was stronger and more flexible both physically and mentally.
When we allow ourselves time and space to listen we become awakened to our natural essence. Ancient wisdom teaches us, the universe comprises of circular movements around a central axis. Our spine isour central axis, our breath moves in spirals within us. Our outer body shows shape to the world, our inner world understands the natural rhythm of our breath. Inside each of us is a garden, when we water, sprinkle gently with breath we grow upwards.
To me Yoga is a never-ending exploration of the body, mind and spirit. It is a path to discover our inner power. By cultivating self awareness we are able to connect to what is happening inside andbecome mindful of the present moment. Private tuition if you need help with physical or health issues or simply cannot get to a class. I create personal programmes to address special needs. Most importantly 1-2-1 sessions offer you an opportunity for some much needed 'me'-time.
I am experienced both with teaching and as a proactive group leader after my time instructing undergraduates at the University of Surrey and as a Police Officer. Also, having studied with a variety ofteachers across a diverse range of yoga techniques, I am able to bring the best of these to my students, tailoring the class to suit everyone through both verbal instructions and physical demonstrations.