My name is Michelle Griffiths, I have been an avid Yogie since I was five and in my early teens, began Pilates to deal with the fact that I was born with twisted lower limbs. After years spent in &out of hospital, I turned to yoga & Pilates as a solution to my pain. Together, they worked so well, I was pain free by the time I was 20 and my posture was corrected.
A life-long dream of our Director, Frances Homewood, Sheffield Yoga Centre finally became a reality in 2005. More than just a building, Sheffield Yoga Centre is a community of Iyengar Yogapractitioners, students, teachers and support staff who celebrate the light and warmth that is at the heart of Iyengar Yoga. Situated on a peaceful leafy street in Walkley, Sheffield Yoga Centre is known to be a centre for excellence in the teaching and promotion of Iyengar Yoga.
Hot Yoga Sheffield is a hot yoga studio located in Crookesmoor on Commonside in Sheffield. Close to the universities, the hospitals and the city centre. Well, the heat is great because you warm upquickly, this relaxes your muscles so you can move deeper into postures and become more flexible. But even so, we won't ask you to put your legs behind your head. The heat also forces you to focus on the present moment ('Wow, it's really hot in here!').
The health benefits of Yoga postures are well documented but there is so much more to Yoga than just the stretches. In our classes we teach a wide range of Yoga practices, including posture work,breathing techniques, Deep Relaxation, Hatha Yoga Cleansing Practices, Meditation / Mindfulness and more. Everyone can benefit from Yoga and whatever your starting point you will find a warm welcome in our classes. It is important to get the foundations of your Yoga practice right.
I have been a student of yoga since 1988. While studying British Wheel and Iyengar yoga, I was first introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in 1994 during a visit to the Practice Place in Crete (now YogaPlus) run by Radha and the late Derek Ireland. Since then, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga has become my main practice and passion. In 2009 I completed a 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Michael Gannon and Brian Cooper.
The practices have supported me through two pregnancies, birth and motherhood. My love for yoga continues to grow and I feel passionately about passing on the teachings so others can enjoy its manybenefits. I also practice vipassana meditation and have participated and helped serve on several silent meditation retreats. The training is thorough and based on practical experience, and the teachers are renowned for good quality teaching.
We teach Hatha Yoga, a style that combines movement, breath and relaxation. The style allows for great flexibility so classes can be anything from fun and creative, to relaxation focused, or a reallygood workout; depending on the needs of the students. Sessions include Asana's: Yoga poses and sequences, Pranayama: Breathing techniques and always relaxation time.
Yoga has long been known to those who practice it to have many benefits for body, mind and spirit. More recently, it has come into the eye of the scientific community and through research andevidenced based protocols, it is rapidly becoming recognised as a valuable healing intervention. YogaLove embraces all types of Yoga because, no matter which system suits you, the aim and end result of a dedicated practice is integration of the whole organism.
Join the wonderful world of Yoga and find some rest and relaxation as well as wonderful postures to stretch and strengthen the body and mind. Beginners aways welcome, please message us for any furtherinformation by text or e-mail. All classes are Hatha Yoga, meaning general yoga. The class consists of breathing exercises to calm our mind, physical asanas (poses) for strengthening and stretching the muscles & joints, completing with restfull relaxation to bring together body and mind.
At Yoga Nature we leave our competitive egos at the door. Yoga Nature provides a nourishing and nurturing environment in which you and your yoga practice will bloom. We learn to accept our uniquebodies and work within our own abilities to achieve a thoughtful, respectful and understanding yoga practice. Through a joint understanding, trust and empathy you will find that our classes, workshops and yoga walks are enjoyable, revitalising and relaxing.