I was first introduced to Yoga in 2007 with the idea that it was purely a form of exercise, but it had an instant positive impact on my life. I was taught different styles by various teachers whilsttravelling, and grew more intrigued by the whole experience. I decided in 2010 it was time to take a Hatha teacher's training with Swara Yoga School in Thailand. My continuing fascination with Yoga led me to Yasodhara Ashram and study centre, Canada, where I spent several months studying.
These classes are a dynamic and physical yoga that can help you loose weight, improve bad posture and address respiratory issues such as asthma. The class is suitable for beginner to advanced yogapractitioners alike. Many people use this class as a way to unwind after a stressful day at work. This style of yoga is great for strengthening the physical body, creating flexibility in the limbs, regulating hormones, improving concentration and increasing energy levels.
Enjoy Yoga was established in 2014 by Lee St John with classes based in and around the Eastleigh Area. All classes are mixed ability which means individuals are encouraged to work at their own pace.This may be based on their experience of yoga, or how they are feeling during a particular practice. Lee is dedicated to teaching yoga practices based upon Vinyasa Flow where traditional poses are taken from Hatha and Iyengar yoga.
Yoga Reflection has grown from a sustained interest and practice of Yoga. Yoga is an interesting discipline. It can bring greater strength and flexibility to the body, breath and the mind, all ofwhich so many of us look for. Regardless of whether someone looks to address the body, breath or mind Yoga appears to have a curious ability to explore all three and, over time, bring them together.
Regular yoga practice can become a powerful, life-changing tool integrating mind, body and soul helping change your life for the better. Some people notice their bodies becoming more toned and a lossof excess weight, others experience feelings of lightness and clarity with more of a sense of peace as well as purpose and direction in their lives.
Yoga is a mindful and nurturing practice and work on the physical postures (asanas) to develop strength and correct alignment ( this is the fitness class input), but with a strong focus on breathingexercises (pranayama) to help to induce clarity of thought, tranquillity and concentration. My classes in Southampton and Fareham include meditation and relaxation to turn attention inward and help to calm the mind and reduce stress.
When the word Yoga is mentioned, most people immediately think of some physical postures for relaxing and limbering up the body. This is only one small aspect of it; the physical Yoga or Hatha Yogawas primarily designed to facilitate the real practice of Yoga - namely, the understanding and complete mastery over the mind.
This site is a source of information for anyone interested in understanding the process of practicing Yoga or Pilates. I have been involved in fitness industry for 25 years, teaching pilates fornearly ten years and yoga for 5 years (I started practicing yoga in 2002.) Please browse through my pages to learn more about Iyengar yoga, Pilates, classes, future retreats and workshops and how they can be of great personal benefit to you.
Maybe you've come across my website because you feel tension in your body, because your life is full and your mind is constantly on the go. You sit too much during the day so your back aches, yourshoulders are up around your ears, and you feel stiff, tired and stressed by the end of the day. You know you need to do something about it. You know that your body is designed to move and if you don't move it, you'll lose a sense of ease in movement, comfort in your own skin and peace of mind.
Laura is a qualified yoga teacher with the internationally recognised Yoga Alliance having studied extensively with both the Yoga Alliance and the British Wheel of Yoga. Laura was first introduced toyoga in 2001 and was so inspired that she has kept a dedicated yoga practice ever since. This yoga practice has been complimented by her desire to deepen her knowledge through readings of ancient yogic texts and Indian philosophy which has made her an incredibly knowledgeable yoga teacher.