With life filled with demands we can feel that the life we are living is moving away from us and out of our control. We dream of reducing our stress levels to give us balance in our lives and wesearch for different relaxation techniques to heal and support us through our life journey. At the Joanne Sumner Studio we have many relaxation techniques, skills and teachings, in one place, so we can help you master your well-being and move forward with your life goals.
Connect with our best self, finding your resources and capabilities to be what you want to be, shape your life and influence positively the people around us. A wonderful treat for yourself, practiceyoga and learn the basic principles of Zen Shiatsu, a traditional hands-on therapy originating in Japan.
At The Yoga Practice, we believe that yoga benefits everyone, whatever their age, ability or experience. We specialise in hatha yoga, which consists of a variety of physical poses and stretches, aswell as various breathing, focussing and relaxing techniques. The Yoga Practice is based in Isleworth, West London and most of our classes are held in or around this area.
Why Yoga and not the gym? The ancient science of Yoga has a holistic viewpoint of exercise. It is a â€˜work-inâ€™ rather than a work-out because postures are practiced with awareness andmuscle tension is released. The mind is soothed, the body stretched and this gives the body a chance to turn on healing mechanisms. Movement and stretching the adult body alleviates degeneration. Relaxed focus on being present in your body alleviates stress.
The treatments used are totally safe and are highly effective manual techniques and reflex movements. They consist of mobilization, manipulation of vertebrae and extremities, as well as the impact onsoft tissues ie. In our offer, you can also find relaxation and sport massage, kinesiotherapy and much, much more. To complement and strengthen the potency of those therapies, we recommend yoga classes, available in our clinic, which are conducted under the watchful eye of an experienced teacher.
Its theoretical basis, originating some five thousand years ago, is a tried and tested science and philosophy which uses a variety of approaches to restore and maintain health, enhance well being andalso offer a powerful tool to guide us on a journey of personal and spiritual growth. Patanjali, the great sage responsible for formulating The Yoga Sutras, describes the way to do this as being able to, "still the thought waves of the mind."
Sammie was first introduced to yoga whilst traveling in South East Asia and became hooked immediately. Seven years later Sammie is not only a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher but a handson mum who is slowly building up Yoga-Fitness around her two boisterous toddlers! Initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits such as improved tone, strength, flexibility and posture, Sammie quickly realised that there were many other benefits on offer.
After following different paths over the years, I attended my first yoga class in 1995 realising immediately that I found my home. Ever since I am studying yoga and meditation intensively. During mytime at AUM Hari, I got introduced to Ayurveda by Shri Balaji Tambe, who is my spiritual master since 1998. Shri Balaji Tambe is the founder of the Atmasantulana Village, one of India's biggest Ayurveda Centers.
Hot Yoga House is inspired by Bikram Choudhury, the original hot yoga guru. This yoga, suited for all ages and abilities, consists of a series of postures performed in a room heated to approximately40°C (105 degrees) and an average humidity of 40%. Some of the benefits include weight loss, stress relief, flexibility, balance, strength, muscle tone, improved concentration, breathing, increased circulation, and alleviating back pain.
Working in Film Production at the time, Veronika's dynamic job required long hours and little rest. Rolling out the mat and practicing yoga offered her space to move, recharge and refocus. Eventuallyher passion for yoga led to her first Teacher Training at Triyoga London in 2006 and she qualified in 2008. She has completed several other advanced Teacher Training Programmes since.