Beginning again

It seems quite a sad title for this blog... I can assure you it's totally the opposite. Exciting, scary, humbling, refreshing, and a sense of relief that a little perspective changes everything. I first did my yoga teacher training in 2003, after a summer apprenticeship in Ibiza. A whole 17 years ago. And things change... My teacher had changed. In his daily yoga he began to refine his method. It became simpler, with instruction specifically to help us feel deeply the joints, the relationships between our body parts, the subtle and not so subtle feelings that we usually ...

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Daytime yoga classes

**CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING** Thursday mornings 9.30-10.30am If you're looking for daytime yoga classes, our morning class will suit you perfectly. Dynamic yoga is a deeply sensitising practise which brings awareness to the relationship between the body parts as you move gently between postures. All postures are easily adaptable, and the focus is on what you can feel rather than what you can do (or what the mind thinks you can do). Maximum of four students in this class only. You can see a short practise demonstration here, though without instruction. These ...

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Partner pregnancy yoga class with labour and birth preparation

Private partner pregnancy yoga class with labour and birth preparation includes time exploring yoga postures to connect with the breath and our birthing partners, to feel (as pregnant women) fully supported, and (as partners) empowered with knowledge of techniques to offer/ receive that support, as needed. Movements to support optimum foetal positioning are practised, and there are tips to encourage labour to begin if baby is ready. If labour has started, or waters have broken, and nothing appears to be happening afterwards, it could take some simple positioning exercises ...

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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is loosely translated as 'Yoga-Sleep; since yoga means union of the body-mind, therefore 'union of the body and mind in a deeply relaxed state'. The practise is quite simple. Lying down or sitting supported, so that you can totally relax, all you need to do is listen and feel. It is a different technique to a meditation, and it is not a trance. You are very safe. You may fall asleep, and although this is not the aim, it can be what is needed for you so don't worry too much. The practice of yoga and deep relaxation has been found to reduce anxieties and ...

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Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation. Some contain movement; some contain stillness. Some have breathing practices; some have visualisations. Some have eyes open, some closed. The common element is focus. As the mind stills, with regular meditation practice, it is able to recognise when it is wandering. At this point we can direct it back gently to the focus point and remain present. Daily commitment is advised to get the most out of meditating, but don't judge yourself if you forget or just didn't have the time. Choose a suitable time and place, maybe ...

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Foot Massage Workshop

If you're looking for some ideas to pamper your partner, come on this foot massage workshop in Borehamwood with them and learn great techniques to really revive sore, tired and aching feet. Bring your partner along and they can learn alongside you, thereby making it more likely your pamper session will be reciprocated. Alternatively bring a friend, sister, mother, daughter or son; anyone who would also love to learn lots of different feel-good-feet massage techniques This practical foot massage workshop lasts 2 hours, and there is plenty of time to give and receive, as ...

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EFT (emotional freedom techniques)

Imagine having a personalised toolbox for dealing with stressful situations at the touch of your finger... well you have! I will show you how to overcome issues you are experiencing or have experienced, or even are yet afraid to experience. The world of 'tapping' is at your fingertips. Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Techniques consists of tapping on your face and upper body whilst repeating parts of a previously coined 'set-up' statement. Tapping points are pre-set and tapped in a specific order, to stimulate the meridians and allow the issue to be released or challeng...

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? You may have heard people talking about this complementary therapy, but actually are unsure what is reflexology. I will attempt to describe it for you here. Reflexology is a special kind of massage on the feet, hands or face. Points and areas are pressed and gently held or 'finger-walked' to balance and soothe the body. This brings about a deep state of relaxation and encourages homoeostasis. I work with a gentle, but not light, pressure, which can also vary as I move around the feet. Over 7000 nerve endings are in the feet alone. Based on ...

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Dynamic Yoga Classes

Dynamic Yoga Increase flexibility and strength, while reducing tension and stress within the bodymind. Yoga is a very personal journey and does not involve competition with others or with yourself. Enquire of yourself what you are feeling, what you are doing, in that moment. The yoga I teach is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you have not done yoga before, or have not been to any dynamic yoga classes you will need to complete a six week dynamic yoga beginners course at least once before having access to this class. Yoga is beneficial to everyone, and especi...

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Hot Stone Reflexology

As you would expect, hot stone reflexology utilises the stones to bring warmth and a touch of luxury to your reflexology treatment. Stones are pre-warmed in my special hot stones bag, and the larger ones are placed behind your knees and ankles, smaller ones placed between the toes as I carry out your truly relaxing reflexology with medium sized stones. If you're really feeling the chill, stones may be wrapped and placed behind the shoulders to help you relax. This type of reflexology is perfect as a gift to a loved one who you have no idea what to buy for, or as a gift ...

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