Claire's journey into yoga commenced when she attended her first yoga class in her early twenties. Arriving at an Ashtanga Primary series led class with no expectations, she was completely mesmerisedby the synchronised movements, the flowing breath and total sense of calm. In that morning she found her practice and her teacher. Whilst still eagerly pursuing a corporate career she continued to practise but often at the peril of a very busy workload.
I've been a fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years and have taught many disciplines - Boxercise, Spinning, Body Pump and Step. to name a few. I've seen many fads in the fitnessindustry - the "latest, greatest" workouts that are eventually discredited or lose popularity. And I've seen Pilates and Yoga endure throughout. Why? Because they work! In a results-orientated environment many thousands of people have seen for themselves the benefits of Pilates and Yoga.
I started practising yoga in 2003 when I moved to Chicago with work as a means of getting to know people in the area. On return to the UK in 2004 I continued my practice attending classes at my localhealth club (David Lloyd Leisure) and then moved into locally run classes. Since then I have been regularly attending classes and private lessons with my teacher, Michelle Chand.
Join me every week for regular yoga classes in Woking in Surrey. Our classes are available for everyone on a drop-in basis and I teach a blend of dynamic Hatha, Ashtanga Vinaysa and Sivananda yoga.Sometimes my classes are in a heated room (hot yoga) and others are at a normal room temperature. Click on the classes page to find out details, times and prices.
Practising Yoga can help us to understand our own body and mind and through the meditative methods of Yoga, the Yoga path can help each of us to overcome our own life's challenges and shine with purelight, knowledge and love. Let your light shine, dear Yoga Seeker. I believe a wealth of insight awaits you as you tread the yogic path.
I had been put off most forms of physical activity at school by a rather sadistic games mistress, whose idea of fun was cross country running on a cold winters day in heavy rain and mud, beingbattered and bruised by hockey or lacrosse sticks, and running endless laps of the school field on the hottest of summer days to the point of collapse. Consequently when I was eighteen and my mother suggested I go to a Yoga class with her I was less than enthusiastic.
I started practicing yoga 15 years ago, following the birth of my second child and problems with lower back pain. I was so impressed with how much better I felt after just one class and yoga soonbecame a part of my daily routine. After a few years I enjoyed yoga so much and wanted to be able to help others to share its benefits and so I decided that I would change career and study to become a yoga teacher.
We all experience tightness in our muscles from time to time whether from inactivity, poor posture, repetitive strain or sports-related injuries. Yoga and massage are two ways of relieving tension inthe muscles that help bring the body back into balance. Attending yoga classes is an effective way to keep the body strong and flexible and bring long-term relief from back problems.
You can use this form to send me a message or you can email me directly to book your free taster session. My name is Alice. I have a son, called Sam and I recently gave birth to my daughter, Lucy. Mylove of yoga first began when I was at university, over fifteen years ago. Like many people I initially thought yoga was just another exercise class, however I loved the inner calmness it gave me.
Yoga isn't about how flexible you are and which poses you achieve, it's about finding something you connect with, that both your mind and your body like coming back to everyday. In my own personalpractice I have a teacher who I trust 100% who guides me through my practice which in turn assists me in my everyday life. The yoga world at first was an intimidating place as having been a personal trainer and teaching fitness classes I was not used to such an environment, or sanskrit terminology!