Designed For You
Private classes are one of the most effective ways to increase the benefits you receive from your practice. Feel the energy of a practice designed specifically for your body, goals, health and lifestyle. Each session is tailor-made to include elements of your choice. Classes can range from a challenging work out to a relaxing restorative session. Together we will work on building your own practice, get a deeper insight into specific poses or practices, or spend time working with an existing injury or condition.
You will leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed whilst simultaneously working towards achieving your goals whatever they might be.
Whether you are an experienced practitioner or an absolute beginner private classes can benefit you in so many different ways. I will address your strengths and needs individually and lead you in the right direction to reach your goals.
Private sessions are available for solo (one - one) as well as for duets or small groups of 3 -5 if you would prefer to practice with a friend.
Hatha & Hatha Flow Yoga
Hatha is a traditional style of yoga focusing on poses and breathing exercises to help you still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the moment and the movement.
Hatha Yoga involves tuning in with breath awareness linking this to the physical poses.
Hatha Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than Vinyasa yoga and more flow than Hatha yoga.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic, stronger and faster style of yoga where each breath is linked to a movement.
Poses flow together smoothly linking movements along with slightly more challenging postures and transitions.
Expect to move, sometimes vigorously, from pose to pose, build strength, flexibility, balance, focus, release and be more present.
Restorative yoga allows your body to open and release through passive stretching.
Poses are held for long periods of time with the use of props to support your body allowing your muscles to completely relax.
Restorative yoga can be an excellent way to relieve stress and I often use guided meditation bringing the focus on your breath throughout so you can fully surrender to this deep relaxation.
RAD® Roll & Release Yoga
RAD® Yoga incorporates the use of RAD® Mobility Tools into the yoga practice to allow for deeper release and greater body awareness. Incorporating Self Myofascial Release (SMR) into your yoga practice enables the release of fascia in order to increase both your passive & active range of motion, and create greater body awareness.
A more dynamic yoga practice, it's faster, more intense and the focus is more on building strength and less on meditation or chanting.
Power yoga works on maintaining strength of the body and mind, gradually increasing intensity, enhancing stamina, flexibility, posture as well as mental focus.
It is rigorous and burns more calories than most traditional forms of yoga and therefore can help with weight loss.
Gentle Yoga is a less intense, non-strenuous, mindful, soothing and meditative class with emphasis on being present in your body, breath and mind. Alignment, inward focus and mindfulness are tools used in this class.
Gentle yoga classes are for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice with sufficient time to use props and make adjustments.
Pilates mat classes are performed on the floor/mat and work to balance all muscle group’s with an emphasis on improving balance, posture, mobility and coordination whilst challenging and strengthening the core muscles.
Pilates practices many variations by using props such as resistance bands, Pilates fitness ring and light weights or utilising body weight with control and precision.
Modifications and progressions are used to intensify the practice and add on as you become stronger.
Pilates mat is a challenging low impact method to sculpt and tone your body as well as promoting mind-body awareness.
Yogalates combines the focus and techniques of both Yoga and Pilates with the aim to create greater mind and body awareness with strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
Key elements are working to improve body alignment and posture as well as creating a strong, stable core foundation with breath awareness and relaxation practice at the end.
Yogalates can be an effective way to improving muscle tone as well as developing a leaner and stronger physique, whilst reaping the benefit of both Yoga and Pilates.
Prenatal sessions combine the benefits of yoga and Pilates, utilising breath work, rest and relaxation to connect with your growing baby. They prepare you for the changes in your body as you move through the trimesters, into childbirth and into motherhood.
In these sessions we will explore and promote good posture and alignment whilst working to maintain muscular strength, balance in the body and learn suitable releasing postures to help alleviate aches and reduce tension all of which are essential for self-care during pregnancy.
Breath-work practices and techniques are explored to connect to your deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in a safe way working on both activating and relaxing them to assist during birth and aid in your postpartum recovery. Breath-work will also be used to help relax, restore and calm your body, mind and your baby enabling you to connect to the present moment, to bond with your baby and support you during pregnancy and birth.
These sessions are designed with the pregnant body in mind and suitable from second trimester onwards. They are nurturing and supportive and a great way to prepare yourself for birth and beyond.
How We Work Together
We will have a consultation to go over your personal needs and discover what you are looking for in your yoga or Pilates practice.
After this there will be a few forms for your completion before our first session.
On our first session we will conduct a range of motion assessment whilst incorporating the practice of yoga and or Pilates. This will allow us to explore and properly assess your needs to ensure the right program is created for you moving forward.
Depending on what your needs are we can work together once, twice, or three times per week or more if required.
To really see and feel the benefits I would recommend a program of at least three months to start with.