My approach to yoga teaching

I try to help people practise the healthy functional movement we use in everyday life; rather than focusing upon shapes defined by yoga asanas.  Yoga asanas are representations of movement and by using these as a framework we can investigate how we hold tensions in movement, and, perhaps in life.

Held tension leads us to compensate in movement:

We have all led different lives and we have all moved differently.  The tensions that we pick up along the way often stay with us, become habitual.  Imbalances may develop and lead to compensation.  An important part of my teaching is to identify and unpick habits which are not useful.

Every class starts with breathing practices to free up the respiratory muscles.  We pay attention to our nervous system end with relaxation.

This is a very simple approach to yoga that applies to all ages and all levels of ability. By slowly and carefully moving in a healthier and safer way we can re-educate the body.  When we slow down and listen to the body’s innate intelligence we move better; breathe better; feel quieter inside.

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