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.
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.
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!
Have you considered offering a yoga class to your employees as part of a staff training day? I have taught many such classes and although there were a few skeptical faces at the beginning, peoplequickly cottoned on to the truth that yoga IS for every body, and can be good fun as well as excellent exercise! I have found that many people who have attended such an event have subsequently taken up yoga on a regular basis and really felt the health benefits.
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.
Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered YogaTeacher' RYT as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with Yoga Alliance UK. Our 200 Hour Teacher Training course is designed to give you the skill set you need to teach your own preferred style of class, whether to an individual or a large group.
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.