Vinyasa Flow yoga is a dynamic form of yoga where flowing movement is linked with the breath.
WHY VINYASA FLOW YOGA?
In my Vinyasa Flow class you will move more continuously and more dynamically than in my Hatha and Hatha Flow Yoga classes. Flowing movement is connected with the breath to strengthen and energise the body. This practice benefits both the body and the mind and you can read about the benefits on my yoga page.
ANYBODY CAN PRACTISE
For this class, prior experience of yoga is recommended. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how big or small your body is or whether you’re male or female. There’s a yoga mat waiting with your name on it. You don’t need to be super flexible or strong to start. That comes as a consequence of practising yoga; it’s not a prerequisite. In everyday life, there’s a tendency to compare your body and its capabilities with that of others but I encourage you to remain focused on your own practice and to let go of any self-judgement or frustration. Your strength and flexibility will grow week by week, at your own pace, without you even realising it.
WHAT TO EXPECT
My Vinyasa Flow classes always start and end slowly, so that the body gradually has time to warm up and open and then gently stretch and release at the end. In between I guide you through sequences of flowing movement with an emphasis on postures which develop core strength and flexibility. Some parts may be challenging and intense but there is always the opportunity to rest if needed. There is also the opportunity to develop your practice with more advanced postures.
Despite being faster than my Hatha and Hatha Flow Yoga classes, the pace is still steady and considered, and I teach with a strong focus on alignment and precision. The class environment is open, non-competitive and supportive.
I am an award-winning yoga teacher with over 9 years of teaching experience. I qualified as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified teacher in Hatha Yoga in 2014. In 2018, I completed the triyoga 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training Programme and I'm now qualified as a Yoga Alliance 500-hour certified teacher. I went on to train for an additional 300 hours in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Jason Crandell, which I completed in April 2020. In 2021, I completed over 40 hours of Breathing teacher training, including a course specifically for Covid and Long Covid. With this, together with my Pregnancy, Postnatal, Restorative and Children's Yoga teaching qualifications, I have completed over 1000 hours of teacher training.
SEE YOU ON THE MAT!
It’s best to wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. You don’t need footwear or socks as yoga is done with bare feet. To start with, you'll just need a mat, and it’s also nice to have a blanket or something warm to pop on for the savasana (relaxation) at the end, so you’re nice and snug.